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

When: December 1, 2014
Where: Queens Public Library Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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.

 

New Idea to New Venture Workshop

When: December 1, 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 December 2.

 

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Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research
December 3, 2014

Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research

When: December 3, 2014
Where: Queens Public Library Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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.

Learn QuickBooks

When: December 4, 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 (12/4, 12/11, and 12/18) 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 the Windows version of QuickBooks. While it has the same functions as the Mac version, the interface is very different.

In this class you will:

Work hands-on with QuickBooks.

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 December 5.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Developing Financial Statements
December 8, 2014

No events on December 6.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Developing Financial Statements
December 8, 2014

No events on December 7.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Developing Financial Statements
December 8, 2014

Queens StartUP! - Developing Financial Statements

When: December 8, 2014
Where: Queens Public Library Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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.

Women's Power Networking Breakfast: Managing your Personal Finances to Fit your Entrepreneurial Life

When: December 9, 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 Tricia Taitt:

Financial literacy is critical to managing one's entrepreneurial venture. Without it you can't successfully budget and plan for your product launch or building opening, tell a potential investor your funding needs, or cover your personal bills. Learn how to manage your personal finances to fit your entrepreneurial life with Tricia M. Taitt, Founder of ART & Money Matter$, an organization that encourages entrepreneurs to be educated, engaged and empowered to manage their personal and business money matters appropriately. The discussion will be focused on Financial Goal Setting and Personal Budgeting, two tools that are applicable to the business side of an entrepreneur's life.

This breakfast will be sponsored by and will feature a special presentation by VEDC. For information, please check out their website.


About the Speaker

Tricia M. Taitt is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School where she majored in Finance and minored in Spanish. With an M.B.A from Duke University's Fuqua School, a professional certification in Not for Profit Accounting and Government Reporting from NYU and a Certified Bookkeeper designation from AIPB, she crosses back and forth between for-profit and not- for- profit organizations. She's worked in Private Wealth and Corporate Finance at Merrill Lynch and Citigroup. But over the past three years, she has freelanced as a business consultant for Rosie's Theatre Kids, Martha Graham Dance Company and, Harlem School of the Arts.

Currently, Tricia promotes financial literacy and personal finance coaching for artists and creatives through her organization, ART & Money Matter($) ©. Throughout it all, she's maintained her commitment to community, dedication to fitness (as a Certified Pilates instructor) and involvement in the Arts (as a touring company member for the Broadway musical, FELA!, company dancer with Forces of Nature Dance Theatre and co-founder of Re-Writes of Passage Ensemble Theater Co).

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.

Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

When: December 9, 2014
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Cost: FREE

This free seminar is designed to inform "start up" and established freelancers, entrepreneurs and independent contractors about their tax requirements and recordkeeping responsibilities. Attendees will learn about Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business (Sole Proprietorship), deductible business expenses, self-employment tax and other tax topics.

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.

Queens StartUP! - Creative Sales & Marketing Strategies

When: December 10, 2014
Where: Queens Public Library Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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.

No events on December 11.

 

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Selling to Public Agencies and the Prime Contractors that Work for Them
December 17, 2014

Legal Clinic
December 17, 2014

No events on December 12.

 

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Selling to Public Agencies and the Prime Contractors that Work for Them
December 17, 2014

Legal Clinic
December 17, 2014

No events on December 13.

 

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Selling to Public Agencies and the Prime Contractors that Work for Them
December 17, 2014

Legal Clinic
December 17, 2014

No events on December 14.

 

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Selling to Public Agencies and the Prime Contractors that Work for Them
December 17, 2014

Legal Clinic
December 17, 2014

No events on December 15.

 

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Selling to Public Agencies and the Prime Contractors that Work for Them
December 17, 2014

Legal Clinic
December 17, 2014

No events on December 16.

 

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Selling to Public Agencies and the Prime Contractors that Work for Them
December 17, 2014

Legal Clinic
December 17, 2014

Selling to Public Agencies and the Prime Contractors that Work for Them

When: December 17, 2014
Where: Online
Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Cost: Free

If you are interested in understanding how to sell your goods and services to public agencies and to the prime contractors who hold public contracts, then this workshop is for you.  In this workshop, you will learn how to find opportunities and how to market your company for public contracting.

About the Speaker

Elizabeth Perdomo is Director of the United States Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Small Business Transportation Resource Center located at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York.  She is charged with representing the US DOT's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization in the northeast region states of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine.  Her office works with the small and disadvantaged businesses of this region to improve their chances of obtaining contracts funded by the USDOT.  Along with her staff, her office assists the small business community with developing strategies and taking advantage of financing, bonding, and marketing opportunities available to growing businesses entering the government marketplace.  Prior to joining LaGuardia, Elizabeth was a director of a Small Business Administration's Women's Business Center where she co-developed the program's mentoring program and developed and taught entrepreneurial development workshops in Spanish. She previously held fundraising and development positions at non-profits in New York and New Jersey where she authored and co-authored successful grant proposals.  She earned a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York.

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.

Legal Clinic

When: December 17, 2014
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.

No events on December 18.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research
January 3, 2015

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Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research
January 3, 2015

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Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research
January 3, 2015

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Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research
January 3, 2015

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Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research
January 3, 2015

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Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research
January 3, 2015

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Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research
January 3, 2015

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Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research
January 3, 2015

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Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research
January 3, 2015

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Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research
January 3, 2015

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Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research
January 3, 2015

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Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research
January 3, 2015

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Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research
January 3, 2015

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Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research
January 3, 2015

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