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No events on February 1.

 

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New Idea to New Venture Workshop
February 2, 2015

New Idea to New Venture Workshop

When: February 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.

Books & Cooks: Entrepreneur Space 4th Birthday Party

When: February 3, 2015
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: FREE

Come celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Entrepreneur Space, featuring great food as well as books about Queens!

Sponsored by Oscar,  a new kind of health insurance company.

 

 

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 February 4.

 

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Women's Power Networking Breakfast: How to Attract Traffic to Your Business Online
February 5, 2015

Women's Power Networking Breakfast: How to Attract Traffic to Your Business Online

When: February 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 "How to Attract Traffic to Your Business Online" by speakers Shirley Lane and Kim Matagaras about how you can best use online marketing for your business.

Whether you are an established company or just starting out, it can be challenging trying to determine the best online advertising strategy for your business….

Have you ever wondered how search engines such as Google works and how you can get your business to appear on the first page of Google searches?

Does your business have a strategic internet marketing plan in place for 2015?

Do you know and understand the various options available to position your services/products online?

Do you know the differences, meanings and workings of SEO, AdWords, Social Media, Online Display, and Localized Mobile?

Are you confused about what form of internet marketing will be most cost effective and generate the most qualified leads for your industry?

Perhaps you would just like to brand your business or create local awareness of your products or service?

Do you have a website? Is it outdated? Is it friendly to the search engines? 

Do you know what it takes to drive relevant and qualified traffic to your website?

If you have answered no to most of these questions then this seminar is for you and it is your unique opportunity to find out the answers and demystify the various web strategies with two specialists from Hibu.

 This will be a great educational experience for all small and medium sized business owners.

You will learn on how the search engines such as Google works, the differences between all the various web options and how they contribute to attract new customers to your business by increasing traffic to your website.

 Hibu, one of the few Google's Premier Partners in America, is hosting this exclusive event in partnership with the QEDC. Hibu has helped hundreds of thousands businesses position their services and products on the web throughout the USA for decades.

 Now is your chance to learn more at this complimentary seminar.

Sign up today to take advantage of this invitation and attend this informative event. Don't delay as space is limited.

If you know of another business that might benefit from this seminar please let them know

After this event, each business will be offered a complimentary consultation with Shirley. She will help strategize and guide you on the best next step to advertise your services/products and gain visibility on the market.

About the Speakers


Shirley Lane

Shirley works as an Account Manager and Digital Marketing Specialist at Hibu, a National company serving over 1 million clients through the USA.

For the last 15 years she has helped hundreds of small and medium size businesses increase their bottom line with various marketing strategies.

Through One on One consultation, Shirley gathers information on the goals, objectives and budgets of her prospective clients in order to then recommend the best plan to help businesses achieve their goals. Each strategy is customized and the results are tracked to better inform her clients on their progress and return on investment.

Prior to working at Hibu, Shirley has occupied various high profile Corporate positions for small and national companies, handling their Marketing, Advertising, Sales and Business Development. This multifaceted expertise gives her the understanding from both sides of the business. She also owns a private practice in Alternative Healing Therapies.

Kim Matagaras

Digital Manager for New York

With hibu since 2008

Google Account Manager / Elite Level Status – Trained directly by Google partners

SEMPO CERTIFIED – Online Marketing Gold Certificate

BA in Business Administration and Musical Education

Strategist – specializing in creating online marketing campaigns that fit the needs for small to large businesses

Works with clients and markets across the country in the Webinar models for Hibu

In the past 6 years she has successfully put over 2400 business online and assisted in implementing changes to enhance and increase success

Former business owner of an high-end entertainment company (specializing in high-end affairs in the tri-state area  from 1991-2001).

Owning a business has allowed me to consider and respect the needs, pace and budgetary demands of each client.

My focus is to build a strategy based on goals and needs of each  client by implementing the proper products to attain those goals.

Also in this process, there is ongoing education of each digital product we offer along with the proper and very real expectations of what these products can accomplish.

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.

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

No events on February 6.

 

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Entrenamiento Para Contratistas de Reparación y Mejoras del Hogar
February 7, 2015

Entrenamiento Para Contratistas de Reparación y Mejoras del Hogar

When: February 7, 2015
Where: The Entrepreneur Space
36-46 37th Street
Long Island City, NY 111101
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: 300

¿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 (7, 8 y 14 de febrero) 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: February 8, 2015
Where: The Entrepreneur Space
36-46 37th Street
Long Island City, NY 111101
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: 300

¿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 (7, 8 y 14 de febrero) 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 February 9.

 

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Learn QuickBooks
February 10, 2015

Learn QuickBooks

When: February 10, 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 (2/10, 2/17, and 2/24) 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 February 11.

 

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Queens Chamber of Commerce Presents: Queens Future of Energy Business Summit
February 12, 2015

Queens Chamber of Commerce Presents: Queens Future of Energy Business Summit

When: February 12, 2015
Where: Science Building
Rosenthal Library
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367
Time: 8:00am to 2:00pm
Cost: Free
The Queens Future of Energy Business Summit will both challenge and identify ways to innovate in a sustainable economy
    Attendees will include key decision makers, government
officials, buyers, facility managers, property owners,
educators, energy specialists, job seekers, corporation
executives, entrepreneurs, eco-experts, and...
YOU!

No events on February 13.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Entrenamiento Para Contratistas de Reparación y Mejoras del Hogar
February 14, 2015

Entrenamiento Para Contratistas de Reparación y Mejoras del Hogar

When: February 14, 2015
Where: The Entrepreneur Space
36-46 37th Street
Long Island City, NY 111101
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: 300

¿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 (7, 8 y 14 de febrero) 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 February 15.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Access to Capital 101: One on One
February 26, 2015

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

No events on February 16.

 

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Access to Capital 101: One on One
February 26, 2015

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

No events on February 17.

 

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Access to Capital 101: One on One
February 26, 2015

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

No events on February 18.

 

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Access to Capital 101: One on One
February 26, 2015

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

No events on February 19.

 

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Access to Capital 101: One on One
February 26, 2015

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

No events on February 20.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Access to Capital 101: One on One
February 26, 2015

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

No events on February 21.

 

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Access to Capital 101: One on One
February 26, 2015

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

No events on February 22.

 

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Access to Capital 101: One on One
February 26, 2015

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

No events on February 23.

 

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Access to Capital 101: One on One
February 26, 2015

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

No events on February 24.

 

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Access to Capital 101: One on One
February 26, 2015

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

No events on February 25.

 

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Access to Capital 101: One on One
February 26, 2015

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

Access to Capital 101: One on One

When: February 26, 2015
Where: Conference Room at Bulova Corporate Center
75-20 Astoria Blvd.
Jackson Heights, NY
Time: 8:30am to 11:00am
Cost: FREE
Where does an entrepreneur begin to access capital to make their dreams a reality? 
If you're looking for a trusted source of capital and sound business advice for entrepreneurs like you, then this is the place! This free resource clinic is sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Queens Economic Development Corporation, and the Queens Chamber of Commerce with support from the NY Fed's Asian Professional Network Alliance. 
Attendees will learn: 
  • How to make sense of today's lending options 
  • How nonprofit and government agencies can help you access capital for your business
  • What type of financing is most appropriate for you
  • What lending products these organizations are offering
  • How you can improve your chances for success

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.

 

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

When: February 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 February 27.

 

Next Upcoming Events

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
March 2, 2015

No events on February 28.

 

Next Upcoming Events

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
March 2, 2015