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Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research

When: November 1, 2014
Where: Queens Public Library Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: Free

The purpose of this training course is to provide the initial steps and foundation to starting your business plan. The following topics will be covered:

  • Developing a mission statement
  • Planning for your Business
  • Conducting research on market, industry, and competition.

Please bring a pen and pad in order to take notes, and be ready to ask questions only pertaining to the content presented. For more in-depth and specific information, please consider scheduling a one-on-one counseling appointment.

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: November 1, 2014
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 (10/25, 10/26, 11/1) 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 November 2.

 

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New Idea to New Venture Workshop
November 3, 2014

New Idea to New Venture Workshop

When: November 3, 2014
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.

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 November 4.

 

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Women's Power Networking Breakfast
November 5, 2014

Women's Power Networking Breakfast

When: November 5, 2014
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 by speaker Jen Slaw:

How many of us at one time or another have wished that life could stand still. Yet, changes are inevitable. That is why it is critical for us as business owners to learn how to achieve work-life balance, solve problems creatively and be receptive to change.

In this workshop you will learn:

How to Juggle it All: Achieving Work-Life Balance
- Skills to create a dynamic balance and strengthen connections between the aspects of life
- Organizational skills and tips for prioritizing
- Learn to focus on one thing at a time in the midst of many moving parts
- Benefits of flexibility, patience, and consistent practice

Discovering New Patterns: The Power of Creative Thinking 
- Why innovation is key to your business
- Learn principles of creative thinking and problem solving 
- How to distinguish your business from your competitors and wow clients with customized proposals
- How to generate creative, budget-friendly solutions
Catch the Change!
- Managing change and resistance to change
- Clear and effective communication strategies
- Building a unified team with confidence and a common goal

About the Speaker

A versatile speaker and entertainer, Jen has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, was a featured TEDx presenter, and designs custom presentations and interactive workshops that use juggling to inspire and illustrate creativity, teamwork, balance, achievement, productivity, and being open to new possibilities. 

Jen has spoken and conducted staff training and team building workshops for clients ranging from corporations like Bristol-Myers Squibb, Investors Bank, and Starwood Hotels, to organizations like Exponent Philanthropy.  She's won the International Jugglers' Association's Three Ball Award for creativity, and has been called an "expert juggler" by the New York Times. She's juggled with actor Patrick Dempsey on Good Morning America and Captain "Sully" Sullenberger at the Miracle on the Hudson Reunion. She's performed with the Little Orchestra Society at Lincoln Center, and has even juggled apples and pears on the big screen to promote lingerie at Bloomingdale's. Other favorite clients include American Express, Delta, Holland America Cruise Lines, F.A.O. Schwarz, NYC Fashion Week, and Cirque du Soleil. 

An experienced instructor, Jen teaches juggling and circus arts to students of all ages and levels. She's taught with the Big Apple Circus and National Circus Project, directed her own Summer Circus Arts Camp for youth, conducted residencies at schools that culminate in student performances, run after-school programs in juggling and circus arts, and conducted courses that utilize juggling to promote fitness and brain health for seniors.

Jen holds 3 world records in Huggling, a combination of hugging and juggling. She's huggled Al Roker and Matt Lauer on the Today Show and has even huggled Batman! In 2013, she launched Team Huggle to spread joy through huggling. (www.TeamHuggle.com)

Jen serves on the advisory board for JuggleFit, a company that utilizes juggling to promote health and fitness. (www.JuggleFit.com)

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.

Learn QuickBooks

When: November 6, 2014
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: Free

This 3-day class (11/6, 11/13, and 11/20) QuickBooks course aims to provide the technical know-how for people looking to learn how to use this program effectively. 

Please note this class is for QuickBooks Online. While it has the same functions as the desktop version, the interface is very different. This class will not teach you how to use the desktop version of QuickBooks.

In this class you will:

Work hands-on with QuickBooks Online Plus. In order to take this class, please bring a laptop after downloading the trial version of QuickBooks Online Plus, which can be found here. If you do not bring a laptop with the program downloaded you will be unable to take the class.

Please note that this class fills up extremely quickly. If it is full, please add your name to the waiting list.

Why take a class on Quickbooks?

- Because your receipts fade and storage of your data is difficult without it. (You can link transactions and make things much easier if you are ever audited). 
- Quickbooks helps you create analytic reports you can use to make better business decisions and keep your bookkeeping tight.
- Because MS Excel is not made for bookkeeping! You lose out on power information created by QB reports.
- Save money come tax time. Save between 5 hours/month of manual entry and over $4,200 a year come tax time by using QuickBooks.*
- Manual entries and bank statement importation can create lost transactions and no reconciliation. 

*Based on normal retainer fee paid for bookkeeping.

This class is part of the NYC Small Business Tech Coalition, funded by the NYCSBS and Citi Community Development.

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

No events on November 7.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Operations and Management
November 8, 2014

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Operations and Management

When: November 8, 2014
Where: Queens Public Library Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: Free

This training session will speak about how your business plans to operate as well as what you're long-term goals will include. Some of the topics will include:

  • Defining business systems
  • Appropriate management
  • Technology use for business efficiency

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 November 9.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Developing Financial Statements
November 15, 2014

Entrenamiento Para Contratistas de Reparación y Mejoras del Hogar
November 15, 2014

No events on November 10.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Developing Financial Statements
November 15, 2014

Entrenamiento Para Contratistas de Reparación y Mejoras del Hogar
November 15, 2014

No events on November 11.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Developing Financial Statements
November 15, 2014

Entrenamiento Para Contratistas de Reparación y Mejoras del Hogar
November 15, 2014

No events on November 12.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Developing Financial Statements
November 15, 2014

Entrenamiento Para Contratistas de Reparación y Mejoras del Hogar
November 15, 2014

No events on November 13.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Developing Financial Statements
November 15, 2014

Entrenamiento Para Contratistas de Reparación y Mejoras del Hogar
November 15, 2014

No events on November 14.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Developing Financial Statements
November 15, 2014

Entrenamiento Para Contratistas de Reparación y Mejoras del Hogar
November 15, 2014

Queens StartUP! - Developing Financial Statements

When: November 15, 2014
Where: Queens Public Library Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: Free

This session will focus on reviewing Financial Statements necessary to be included in your business. Some of the topics that will be covered are:

  • Income Statements
  • Balance Sheets
  • Cash Flow

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.

Entrenamiento Para Contratistas de Reparación y Mejoras del Hogar

When: November 15, 2014
Where: The Entrepreneur Space
36-46 37th Street
Long Island City, NY 111101
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $199

¿Es usted un contratista de reparación y mejoras del hogar trabajando sin una licencia?

 Si es así, inscríbase en el curso de entrenamiento de tres sesiones (15, 16 y 22 de noviembre) ofrecido por la Corporación de Desarrollo Económico de Queens (QEDC) para ayudarle a obtener la licencia y comenzar su propio negocio de contratista.

Oferta de Curso 

  • Permisos necesarios y requerimientos de licenciatura
  • Los "hacer y no hacer" de la operación de su negocio
  • Operando su negocio profesionalmente
  • Haciendo negocio como un contratista
  • Publicidad y ventas
  • Seguro: protegiéndose a usted y a su negocio
  • Sus responsabilidades como contratista
  • Preparación para el día del examen
Para registrar, llame al 718-263-0546. Usted puede pagar con tarjeta de crédito, tarjeta de débito, cheque o efectivo.

(Note that this class will be in Spanish) Are you a home improvement and repair contractor working without a license?

If so, enroll en this three session training course (15, 16 of 22 of November) offered by the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) in order to help you obtain the license and begin your own contractor business.

Class Description

  • Necessary permits and licensing requirements
  • The "dos and don'ts" of operating a business
  • Operating your business professionally
  • Doing business as a contractor
  • Marketing and sales
  • Insurance: protecting yourself and your business
  • Your responsibilities as a contractor
  • Preparation for the day of the exam

In order to register, call 718-263-0546. You can pay with credit card, debit card, check, or cash.

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.

 

Entrenamiento Para Contratistas de Reparación y Mejoras del Hogar

When: November 16, 2014
Where: The Entrepreneur Space
36-46 37th Street
Long Island City, NY 111101
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $199

¿Es usted un contratista de reparación y mejoras del hogar trabajando sin una licencia?

 Si es así, inscríbase en el curso de entrenamiento de tres sesiones (15, 16 y 22 de noviembre) ofrecido por la Corporación de Desarrollo Económico de Queens (QEDC) para ayudarle a obtener la licencia y comenzar su propio negocio de contratista.

Oferta de Curso 

  • Permisos necesarios y requerimientos de licenciatura
  • Los "hacer y no hacer" de la operación de su negocio
  • Operando su negocio profesionalmente
  • Haciendo negocio como un contratista
  • Publicidad y ventas
  • Seguro: protegiéndose a usted y a su negocio
  • Sus responsabilidades como contratista
  • Preparación para el día del examen
Para registrar, llame al 718-263-0546. Usted puede pagar con tarjeta de crédito, tarjeta de débito, cheque o efectivo.

(Note that this class will be in Spanish) Are you a home improvement and repair contractor working without a license?

If so, enroll en this three session training course (15, 16 of 22 of November) offered by the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) in order to help you obtain the license and begin your own contractor business.

Class Description

  • Necessary permits and licensing requirements
  • The "dos and don'ts" of operating a business
  • Operating your business professionally
  • Doing business as a contractor
  • Marketing and sales
  • Insurance: protecting yourself and your business
  • Your responsibilities as a contractor
  • Preparation for the day of the exam

In order to register, call 718-263-0546. You can pay with credit card, debit card, check, or cash.

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 November 17.

 

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8(a) Certification Workshop
November 19, 2014

No events on November 18.

 

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8(a) Certification Workshop
November 19, 2014

8(a) Certification Workshop

When: November 19, 2014
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 9:30am to 1:00pm
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.

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

When: November 20, 2014
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. 

In partnership with the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

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 November 21.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Creative Sales & Marketing Strategies
November 22, 2014

Entrenamiento Para Contratistas de Reparación y Mejoras del Hogar
November 22, 2014

Queens StartUP! - Creative Sales & Marketing Strategies

When: November 22, 2014
Where: Queens Public Library Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: Free

This training session will go over what you will need to grow sales and creating your Marketing Plan. This session will go over the following topics:

  • Developing sales and marketing strategies
  • Developing a marketing schedule
  • Gathering metrics

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.

Entrenamiento Para Contratistas de Reparación y Mejoras del Hogar

When: November 22, 2014
Where: The Entrepreneur Space
36-46 37th Street
Long Island City, NY 111101
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $199

¿Es usted un contratista de reparación y mejoras del hogar trabajando sin una licencia?

 Si es así, inscríbase en el curso de entrenamiento de tres sesiones (15, 16 y 22 de noviembre) ofrecido por la Corporación de Desarrollo Económico de Queens (QEDC) para ayudarle a obtener la licencia y comenzar su propio negocio de contratista.

Oferta de Curso 

  • Permisos necesarios y requerimientos de licenciatura
  • Los "hacer y no hacer" de la operación de su negocio
  • Operando su negocio profesionalmente
  • Haciendo negocio como un contratista
  • Publicidad y ventas
  • Seguro: protegiéndose a usted y a su negocio
  • Sus responsabilidades como contratista
  • Preparación para el día del examen
Para registrar, llame al 718-263-0546. Usted puede pagar con tarjeta de crédito, tarjeta de débito, cheque o efectivo.

(Note that this class will be in Spanish) Are you a home improvement and repair contractor working without a license?

If so, enroll en this three session training course (15, 16 of 22 of November) offered by the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) in order to help you obtain the license and begin your own contractor business.

Class Description

  • Necessary permits and licensing requirements
  • The "dos and don'ts" of operating a business
  • Operating your business professionally
  • Doing business as a contractor
  • Marketing and sales
  • Insurance: protecting yourself and your business
  • Your responsibilities as a contractor
  • Preparation for the day of the exam

In order to register, call 718-263-0546. You can pay with credit card, debit card, check, or cash.

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 November 23.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Operations and Management
December 1, 2014

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
December 1, 2014

No events on November 24.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Operations and Management
December 1, 2014

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
December 1, 2014

No events on November 25.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Operations and Management
December 1, 2014

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
December 1, 2014

No events on November 26.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Operations and Management
December 1, 2014

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
December 1, 2014

No events on November 27.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Operations and Management
December 1, 2014

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
December 1, 2014

No events on November 28.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Operations and Management
December 1, 2014

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
December 1, 2014

No events on November 29.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Operations and Management
December 1, 2014

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
December 1, 2014

No events on November 30.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Operations and Management
December 1, 2014

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
December 1, 2014

No events on November 31.

No events on November 32.

No events on November 33.

No events on November 34.

No events on November 35.

No events on November 36.