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No events on March 1.

 

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New Idea to New Venture Workshop
March 2, 2015

New Idea to New Venture Workshop

When: March 2, 2015
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.

Women's Power Networking Breakfast: Maximizing Your Capital: 5 Steps to Getting the Money You Need for Your Business

When: March 5, 2015
Where: 120-55 Queens Blvd.
Room 200
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Time: 8:30am to 10:30am
Cost: Free

Join us for a Women's Power Networking Breakfast featuring free food, the chance to make connections with your fellow entrepreneurs, and a presentation entitled "Maximizing Your Capital: 5 Steps to Getting the Money You Need for Your Business" by Robin Wilson.

Lack of capital is one of the biggest concerns facing small business owners and one of the most common reasons why businesses fail. It can be difficult to grow your business if you don't have adequate resources to scale up with inventory, expanding staff, or having enough marketing dollars. In this workshop we will focus on the elements you need to maximize the capital you need to scale up organically and realistically for your business. This class will also teach you how to improve your personal and business credit.

We will also be talking about the new InnovateHER business plan competition and answering all of your questions.

About the Speaker

Robin Wilson-Jayaraman

Robin Wilson-Jayaraman has dedicated her career around helping people prosper in their financial lives. Having built her expertise around entrepreneurship, personal finance, and microfinance, she has served several hundreds of people throughout all of New York City in her 10 years in the industry. She currently serves as the Financial Fitness Program Director at Urban Upbound. Urban Upbound is an organization focusing on a holistic approach of poverty alleviation through programs in financial education, workforce development, college access and a federal credit union and serves approximately 4000 clients annually. Prior to her tenure at Urban Upbound, she worked with Queens Economic Development Corp. as the Director of the Women's Business Center Program, and as a Certified Business Advisor with the Small Business Development Center. Other notable accomplishments was the launching of the Financial Literacy Program at LaGuardia College, where she developed an expansive curriculum on educating individuals and small business on how to better understand personal finances.

Mrs. Wilson-Jayaraman earned her B.A. from Emerson College, M.S. from New York University and is currently completing her M.B.A. from Baruch College.

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 March 6.

 

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Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)
March 7, 2015

Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)

When: March 7, 2015
Where: The Entrepreneur Space
36-46 37th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $300 for preregistered, $350 at the door
Enroll for a 3-day course (3/7, 3/8, and 3/14) 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.

 

Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)

When: March 8, 2015
Where: The Entrepreneur Space
36-46 37th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $300 for preregistered, $350 at the door
Enroll for a 3-day course (3/7, 3/8, and 3/14) 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 March 9.

 

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First Time Investor Program
March 10, 2015

First Time Investor Program

When: March 10, 2015
Where: E-Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Cost: Free (Must Invest $750)

The Queens Economic Development Corporation and Signature Bank invite you to participate in our First Time Investor Program (FTIP). This nine-week program will teach you how to invest in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds so you can make educated decisions on how to manage and grow your money. In addition,qualifying participants in this program will receive a matching investment grant of $750 from Signature Bank, as well as 2 years of investment support from a financial consultant from Signature Securities Group.

In order to qualify for the $750 matching grant you must:

  • Have an annual gross income of less than $55,000
  • Invest $750 of your own money into the program
  • Attend the classes: missing two or more classes may result in forfeiture of participation and the matching grant. Excused absences will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Dates

Classes will held Tuesdays from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM on the following dates:

  1. March 10th
  2. March 17th
  3. March 24th
  4. March 31st
  5. April 7th
  6. April 14th
  7. April 21st
  8. April 28th
  9. May 5th

Seats are extremely limited! In order to apply for participation in the program, please fill out the form here. Please not that you will be contacted with further steps after filling out this form; it does not sign you up for the class. For more information, please email mgillen@queensny.org or call 718-263-0546.

 

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 map on walking from the subway, click here.

No events on March 11.

 

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Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)
March 14, 2015

No events on March 12.

 

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Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)
March 14, 2015

No events on March 13.

 

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Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)
March 14, 2015

Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)

When: March 14, 2015
Where: The Entrepreneur Space
36-46 37th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $300 for preregistered, $350 at the door
Enroll for a 3-day course (3/7, 3/8, and 3/14) 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 March 15.

 

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Legal Clinic
March 17, 2015

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Legal Clinic
March 17, 2015

Legal Clinic

When: March 17, 2015
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: Free

Do you need free legal help for your business? Sign up here and we'll see how we can help! Please note that you are signing up for the potential of free legal advice and not all people will be accepted; we will contact you if you can work with a lawyer.

Click here for the application form.

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.

Pitching and Presenting Your Business

When: March 18, 2015
Where: E-Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $15

Do you know the best way to sell your business to investors, banks, and potential partners. This class will teach you what you need to present and how you need to present? Having a great idea is only half the equation; you need to know how to sell it!

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 map on walking from the subway, click here.

No events on March 19.

 

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Doing Business With The Government: Getting M/WBE Certified with NYC & NYS
March 26, 2015

No events on March 20.

 

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Doing Business With The Government: Getting M/WBE Certified with NYC & NYS
March 26, 2015

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Doing Business With The Government: Getting M/WBE Certified with NYC & NYS
March 26, 2015

No events on March 22.

 

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Doing Business With The Government: Getting M/WBE Certified with NYC & NYS
March 26, 2015

No events on March 23.

 

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Doing Business With The Government: Getting M/WBE Certified with NYC & NYS
March 26, 2015

No events on March 24.

 

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Doing Business With The Government: Getting M/WBE Certified with NYC & NYS
March 26, 2015

No events on March 25.

 

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Doing Business With The Government: Getting M/WBE Certified with NYC & NYS
March 26, 2015

Doing Business With The Government: Getting M/WBE Certified with NYC & NYS

When: March 26, 2015
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: FREE

Learn about getting certified as a Minority/Woman Business Enterprise with NYC & NYS, what you will need to do to obtain government contracts, and how you can leverage your certification to get more business. 

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.

No events on March 27.

 

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QEDC's Warm Weather = Warm Hearts Spring Networking Event
April 2, 2015

No events on March 28.

 

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QEDC's Warm Weather = Warm Hearts Spring Networking Event
April 2, 2015

No events on March 29.

 

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QEDC's Warm Weather = Warm Hearts Spring Networking Event
April 2, 2015

No events on March 30.

 

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QEDC's Warm Weather = Warm Hearts Spring Networking Event
April 2, 2015

No events on March 31.

 

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QEDC's Warm Weather = Warm Hearts Spring Networking Event
April 2, 2015

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