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Ready for Bu$ine$$: Free ESL Class for Business

When: June 1, 2016
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: Free ($100 Deposit)

This is free ESL class for Spanish speakers with a focus on business/financial literacy and matching funds.

  • Class enrollment deposit is $100. Deposit will be refunded to students who complete the program, register their business and open a business bank account.
  • Participants will receive an additional $100 to their $100 provided when they open a new business bank account.

Classes meet Wednesdays starting June 1st and ending July 27th (classes will not be held June 8th).

To register please contact:

718-478-5502 Ext 103 or 646-545-7214 or click the RSVP link above to send an email.

Ready for Bu$ine$$ is an innovative initiative sponsored by the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) through a grant with the New York Community Trust in partnership with the Emerald Isle Immigration Center (EIIC) and the Neighborhood Housing Services of Northern Queens (NHS).

No events on June 2.

 

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New Idea to New Venture Workshop
June 6, 2016

No events on June 3.

 

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New Idea to New Venture Workshop
June 6, 2016

No events on June 4.

 

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New Idea to New Venture Workshop
June 6, 2016

No events on June 5.

 

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New Idea to New Venture Workshop
June 6, 2016

New Idea to New Venture Workshop

When: June 6, 2016
Where: Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Room G110, Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost: Free

This workshop helps participants develop their business idea, organize their start-up process and create a strategy to launch their business. It also covers key elements of how to start a business including: financing, business registration, permit & licenses, and tax related issues. Learn how to setup a company and avoid missteps that can cost you time and money.

This event welcomes all veterans who are interested in starting their own businesses.

Donations

As a non-profit, QEDC needs donations in order to keep serving our community. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please click the button below.

The Queen's Women's Business Center is Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disability if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Intro to Licensing, Labeling and Inspections for Food Processors

When: June 7, 2016
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $20

Are you thinking of starting a food business in New York? Do you have questions about how to obtain a processing license? Labeling? How to pass an inspection? This workshop will provide you with the information you need to know if you will be manufacturing a packaged product such as baked goods, confection, condiments, jams, sauces and marinades.

Queens Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, is pleased to host the Intro to Licensing, Labeling and Inspections for Food Processors workshop to educate aspiring entrepreneurs and early-stage food businesses. There will be light refreshments and time for networking. There are only 40 spots available! Any questions can be directed to Patricia Richter at csmespace@queensny.org.

Donations

As a non-profit, QEDC needs donations in order to keep serving our community. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please click the button below.

Directions
The Entrepreneur Space is at:
36-46 37th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101 

Conveniently located 10 minutes from midtown Manhattan, it is within walking distance to public transportation and near major highways connecting it to the entire metropolitan area.

By Car from Manhattan:
           Ed Koch/Queensboro Bridge lower level to Queens Plaza
            Turn left to NY 25A Northern Blvd.
            Turn left on 37th Street

By Car from Eastern Queens:
            Long Island Expressway to Greenpoint Avenue exit
            Right onto Greenpoint Avenue
            Left on 39th Avenue, across Queens Boulevard, continue over                 the Sunnyside Yard Bridge
            Left on Northern Boulevard
                                                                     Right on 37th Street

Please note that metered street parking is available in the immediate vicinity  Street parking is more readily available after 6 p.m., though be aware that the meters function until 7 p.m.. Please be aware of all street cleaning regulations

By Subway:
            R or M train to 36th Street Station
            Walk to 37th Street
            Left on 37th Street

The Queen's Women's Business Center is Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disability if requested at least two weeks in advance.

8(a) Certification Workshop

When: June 8, 2016
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: FREE

The 8(a) Business Development Program helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. 

In order to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace, the SBA created the 8(a) Business Development Program. 

What is the 8(a) Business Development Program?

  • The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

  • The 8(a) Program is an essential instrument for helping socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain access to the economic mainstream of American society. The program helps thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs to gain a foothold in government contracting.

  • Participation in the program is divided into two phases over nine years: a four-year developmental stage and a five-year transition stage.

Benefits of the Program

  • Participants can receive sole-source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing. While we help 8(a) firms build their competitive and institutional know-how, we also encourage you to participate in competitive acquisitions.

  • 8(a) firms are also able to form joint ventures and teams to bid on contracts. This enhances the ability of 8(a) firms to perform larger prime contracts and overcome the effects of contract bundling, the combining of two or more contracts together into one large contract. Also, see the Mentor-Protégé Program for more information on allowing starting 8(a) companies to learn the ropes from other more experienced businesses.

Donations

As a non-profit, QEDC needs donations in order to keep serving our community. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please click the button below.

Directions
The Entrepreneur Space is at:
36-46 37th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101 

Conveniently located 10 minutes from midtown Manhattan, it is within walking distance to public transportation and near major highways connecting it to the entire metropolitan area.

By Car from Manhattan:
           Ed Koch/Queensboro Bridge lower level to Queens Plaza
            Turn left to NY 25A Northern Blvd.
            Turn left on 37th Street

By Car from Eastern Queens:
            Long Island Expressway to Greenpoint Avenue exit
            Right onto Greenpoint Avenue
            Left on 39th Avenue, across Queens Boulevard, continue over                 the Sunnyside Yard Bridge
            Left on Northern Boulevard
                                                                     Right on 37th Street

Please note that metered street parking is available in the immediate vicinity  Street parking is more readily available after 6 p.m., though be aware that the meters function until 7 p.m.. Please be aware of all street cleaning regulations

By Subway:
            R or M train to 36th Street Station
            Walk to 37th Street
            Left on 37th Street

The Queen's Women's Business Center is Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disability if requested at least two weeks in advance.

No events on June 9.

 

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Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)
June 12, 2016

No events on June 10.

 

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Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)
June 12, 2016

No events on June 11.

 

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Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)
June 12, 2016

Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)

When: June 12, 2016
Where: The Entrepreneur Space
36-46 37th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $375 for preregistered, $425 at the door
Enroll for a 3-day course (6/12, 6/18, and 6/19) to become a licensed Home Improvement Contractor Business. In this class you will:
  • Get training to become a licensed home improvement contractor with the NYC's Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Learn from a qualified instructor on running a professional business, avoid liability, and become a successful entrepreneur.
  • Work with a business advisor in filing ALL necessary appropriate paperwork.

Donations

As a non-profit, QEDC needs donations in order to keep serving our community. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please click the button below.

 

No events on June 13.

 

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Legal Clinic
June 15, 2016

No events on June 14.

 

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Legal Clinic
June 15, 2016

Legal Clinic

When: June 15, 2016
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cost: Free

Do you need free legal help for your business? Sign up here and we'll see how we can help! 

To sign up, please contact us at 718-263-0546.

This event is offered in partnership with NELP (Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project), part of the City Bar Justice Center.

Donations

As a non-profit, QEDC needs donations in order to keep serving our community. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please click the button below.

Directions
The Entrepreneur Space is at:
36-46 37th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101 

Conveniently located 10 minutes from midtown Manhattan, it is within walking distance to public transportation and near major highways connecting it to the entire metropolitan area.

By Car from Manhattan:
           Ed Koch/Queensboro Bridge lower level to Queens Plaza
            Turn left to NY 25A Northern Blvd.
            Turn left on 37th Street

By Car from Eastern Queens:
            Long Island Expressway to Greenpoint Avenue exit
            Right onto Greenpoint Avenue
            Left on 39th Avenue, across Queens Boulevard, continue over                 the Sunnyside Yard Bridge
            Left on Northern Boulevard
                                                                     Right on 37th Street

Please note that metered street parking is available in the immediate vicinity  Street parking is more readily available after 6 p.m., though be aware that the meters function until 7 p.m.. Please be aware of all street cleaning regulations

By Subway:
            R or M train to 36th Street Station
            Walk to 37th Street
            Left on 37th Street

For a map on walking from the subway, click here.

The Queen's Women's Business Center is Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disability if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Professionalizing Your Family Business: Free Educational Session for Family Business Owners and Family Members

When: June 21, 2016
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cost: FREE

Sponsored by the New York City Family Enterprise Center (NYCFEC) & the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC)

Family owned businesses are usually organized in a very informal way. The purpose of this workshop is to help build a foundation to professionalize your business and develop healthy family relationships. The following topics will be covered:

  • How to work more effectively with family members
  • Challenges commonly associated with family businesses
  • What is governance, and how it can help reduce risks
  • How to prepare your business for future growth

This class is designed for one or more family members – limited seating.

This event is conducted by the New York City Family Enterprise Center.

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About the Speaker

Warner King Babcock is a founder and the CEO of the NYC Family Enterprise Center and is a member of the Board of Trustees. He is a Family Firm Institute Fellow and National Association of Corporate Directors Governance Fellow. He has been a family council member, family business CEO, board member, shareholder, and a trustee of family trusts controlling family businesses. He has also advised other family businesses and family members since 1985. More recently, he was an Adjunct Professor at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, teaching Family Business Management and an MBA course - Boards, Governance and Leadership with Entrepreneurial and Family Firms.

Prior to teaching and founding NYCFEC, he founded and led two businesses for 20 and 24 years, which he merged in 2011. Since then, he has focused on education, new forward thinking initiatives, and publishing to assist family enterprises, family offices, family members and their advisors. Earlier in his career, he built a manufacturing company from the R&D stage based on his patented inventions. He is also a recipient of several philanthropic awards.

Over the past few years, Mr. Babcock has been devoting the majority of his time voluntarily to build NYC's first family enterprise center, as a nonprofit community for NYC-area family enterprises and their family members, board members, management, shareholders, trustees and key constituencies, who desire to learn a comfortable, confidential, convenient and customized manner with the help of a very experienced faculty, staff and board.

Mr. Babcock currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises, Inc. and has served on the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board at Baruch. He has served on the Board of several companies, ventures and non-profits.

Donations

As a non-profit, QEDC needs donations in order to keep serving our community. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please click the button below.

Directions
The Entrepreneur Space is at:
36-46 37th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101 

Conveniently located 10 minutes from midtown Manhattan, it is within walking distance to public transportation and near major highways connecting it to the entire metropolitan area.

By Car from Manhattan:
           Ed Koch/Queensboro Bridge lower level to Queens Plaza
            Turn left to NY 25A Northern Blvd.
            Turn left on 37th Street

By Car from Eastern Queens:
            Long Island Expressway to Greenpoint Avenue exit
            Right onto Greenpoint Avenue
            Left on 39th Avenue, across Queens Boulevard, continue over                 the Sunnyside Yard Bridge
            Left on Northern Boulevard
                                                                     Right on 37th Street

Please note that metered street parking is available in the immediate vicinity  Street parking is more readily available after 6 p.m., though be aware that the meters function until 7 p.m.. Please be aware of all street cleaning regulations

By Subway:
            R or M train to 36th Street Station
            Walk to 37th Street
            Left on 37th Street

The Queen's Women's Business Center is Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disability if requested at least two weeks in advance.

Women's Power Networking Breakfast: Beyond the Static Website: Increase Your Visibility on the Web

When: June 30, 2016
Where: 120-55 Queens Blvd.
Room 200
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Time: 8:30am to 10:30am
Cost: Free

Join us for the last Power Networking Breakfast before the summer!

We all know the importance of social media for our businesses, but how can neglecting our websites be hurting us? Come, learn and then apply this knowledge to actual website examples from attendees to experience how some small changes can make a big difference.

  • How can I evaluate my website to increase SEO ranking?

  • What are common elements to help improve the user interface?

  • Practice makes perfect: peer review for tangible results


When you register, you'll be asked if you would like to allow the presenter to use your website as an example.

 

Speaker's Bio

Lori Leitgeb has a PhD in Cultural Anthropology and has been running Stack Builders, an international software consultancy with offices in New York and Ecuador, for the last seven years. She enjoys rethinking everyday practices at work to unlock everyone's potential. For the last three years she has been growing the Quito office and focusing on promoting women in technology and entrepreneurship throughout Ecuador. 

Donations

As a non-profit, QEDC needs donations in order to keep serving our community. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please click the button below.

The Queen's Women's Business Center is Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disability if requested at least two weeks in advance.

No events on June 31.

No events on June 32.