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No events on January 1.

 

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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

Queens StartUP! - All About Business Planning and Research

When: January 3, 2015
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.

No events on January 4.

 

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New Idea to New Venture Workshop
January 5, 2015

New Idea to New Venture Workshop

When: January 5, 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.

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: January 6, 2015
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 (1/6, 1/13, and 1/20) 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 January 7.

 

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Women's Power Networking Breakfast: Small Business Taxes - Running your Business Out of your Home
January 8, 2015

Women's Power Networking Breakfast: Small Business Taxes - Running your Business Out of your Home

When: January 8, 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 by speaker Carolyn Arrington:

  • Running your business out of your home: we will provide information on calculating and claiming the deduction for business activities in the home as well as business use of the home (qualify for a deduction, how to determine the business percentage of home use, the types of expenses you can and cannot deduct either in full or according to the percentage, how to determine the limits on deductions)
  • Recordkeeping (i.e. 3 years vs 6 years, etc.)
  • Tips to choose the right tax preparer

About the Speaker

Carolyn is currently working for HR Block, the leader in tax preparation where she has been for ten years. As Senior Tax Advisor, her expertise is in tax preparation for individuals and sole proprietorship; however, she has knowledge of the other types of small businesses – partnerships, corporation and LLC. In addition, Carolyn teaches the Basic Tax Course, offers tax advice to clients, as well as instructs other associates on upper level tax issues. She has also served as Office Manager for several years.

Carolyn, before HR Block, has worked in the financial industry for thirty four (34) years working as software developer for Chemical Bank, now Chase and Managing Director for Securities Industry Automation Corporation.

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 January 9.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Business Operations and Management
January 10, 2015

Queens StartUP! - Business Operations and Management

When: January 10, 2015
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

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.

No events on January 11.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Creative Sales & Marketing Strategies
January 17, 2015

Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)
January 17, 2015

No events on January 12.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Creative Sales & Marketing Strategies
January 17, 2015

Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)
January 17, 2015

No events on January 13.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Creative Sales & Marketing Strategies
January 17, 2015

Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)
January 17, 2015

No events on January 14.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Creative Sales & Marketing Strategies
January 17, 2015

Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)
January 17, 2015

No events on January 15.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Creative Sales & Marketing Strategies
January 17, 2015

Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)
January 17, 2015

No events on January 16.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Creative Sales & Marketing Strategies
January 17, 2015

Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)
January 17, 2015

Queens StartUP! - Creative Sales & Marketing Strategies

When: January 17, 2015
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.

Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)

When: January 17, 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 (1/17, 1/18, and 1/24) 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: January 18, 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 (1/17, 1/18, and 1/24) 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 January 19.

 

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Tax Tips for the Self-Employed
January 20, 2015

Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

When: January 20, 2015
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.

No events on January 21.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Developing Financial Statements
January 24, 2015

Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)
January 24, 2015

No events on January 22.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Developing Financial Statements
January 24, 2015

Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)
January 24, 2015

No events on January 23.

 

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Queens StartUP! - Developing Financial Statements
January 24, 2015

Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)
January 24, 2015

Queens StartUP! - Developing Financial Statements

When: January 24, 2015
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.

Home Improvement Contractor Training (English)

When: January 24, 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 (1/17, 1/18, and 1/24) 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 January 25.

 

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Home Improvement Contractor Training (Mandarin)
January 26, 2015

Home Improvement Contractor Training (Mandarin)

When: January 26, 2015
Where: 3907 Prince St #2C
Flushing, NY 11354
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: $300, $350 at the door

Enroll for a 5-day course (1/26 through 1/30) 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.

为期天的培训课程(1月26号到30号每晚6-9点),将会向您提供如下内容:

• 复习课程帮助您通过纽约城消费者事务部家庭装修执照考试。

• 如何成为一名成功的家庭装修企业老板,如何合法经营,如何规避风险。

• 如何在商务咨询的帮助下完成全部执照申请材料的填写和提交。

No events on January 27.

 

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Doing Business With The Government: Getting M/WBE Certified with NYC & NYS
January 29, 2015

No events on January 28.

 

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Doing Business With The Government: Getting M/WBE Certified with NYC & NYS
January 29, 2015

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

When: January 29, 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. 

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 January 30.

 

Next Upcoming Events

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
February 2, 2015

No events on January 31.

 

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New Idea to New Venture Workshop
February 2, 2015