Jean Melo

Junior Account Manager – NYC Business Solutions, Queens Center

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Jean is a Junior Account Manager at NYC Business Solutions, a partnership between Next Street and New York City’s Department of Small Business Services in Queens. In this role, Jean helps entrepreneurs and small business owners overcome obstacles by understanding their needs and connecting them with resources to help them launch or grow. In addition, he supports the Center’s educational and legal service initiatives.

Jean is a recent graduate of Mount Saint Vincent College where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration with a minor in Political Science. While in college, Jean started his own small business “Simply Tech Co.” Simply Tech operates a Boost Mobile retail store in the Bronx where they offer telecommunications services while also selling and repairing smartphones and other electronics. Simply Tech also has a wholesale division, where they import from China a line of electronics and smartphone accessories and distribute them to other small businesses in New York City.

Coming from a family of immigrant small business owners, Jean is passionate about the positive impact small businesses have in the economy by creating jobs, creating middle class families, and empowering local communities.