Ryan Arnold is an Account Manager at the NYC Business Solutions Center in Queens. In his role, Ryan works with the team to create a one-stop resource center for entrepreneurs and small business owners at various stages. Ryan manages the courses service line, which conducts over one hundred courses, in multiple languages, serving more than seventeen hundred clients annually.
Before joining Next Street, Ryan worked with a local economic development organization in the Chicago area where he led community outreach efforts, strategic planning, and worked directly with small business owners to connect them to resources and assist them in overcoming various challenges. Prior to this work, Ryan worked in the international development sector where his work included training and supporting entrepreneurs.
On working at Next Street
“I was drawn to Next Street because of our value-driven work. I love knowing that our impact with individual business owners on the ground is backed up by work that impacts the entire business ecosystem and helps create a more inclusive economy. “
Outside of Next Street
When he’s not at work, Ryan can be found reading, running, practicing yoga, or catching up with family and friends. Favorite activities also include hosting dinner parties and becoming a regular at neighborhood establishments.
Get to know Ryan
- Foreign languages: Spanish
- Board Member, College of Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni Chapter, George Mason University
- North America Community Representative, Global Alumni Board, The Amani Institute
- Volunteer Counselor, The Trevor Project