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Home Improvement Contractor Training Orientation Session

When: March 1, 2012
Where: The Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce of America: 136-20 38th Avenue, Suite 10i, Flushing, NY 11354
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Cost: Free

 

Home Improvement Contractor Training Course Orientation Session

QEDC will offer Mandarin-language workshops to immigrant home improvement contractors who want to take the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs licensing exam. The lessons will be accompanied by one-on-one business advisory services, such as consultations on permits and licensing, business development, procurement and access to capital.

During this orientation session, participants will be getting more information on the QEDC's Home Improvement Contracting License Course.

No events on March 2.

 

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New Idea to New Venture
March 5, 2012

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New Idea to New Venture
March 5, 2012

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New Idea to New Venture
March 5, 2012

New Idea to New Venture

When: March 5, 2012
Where: Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Room G110, Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: Free

 

Take Your Idea for a Business and Transform it into or a Profitable Venture.

The workshop focuses on helping participants to develop their business idea, organize their start-up processes and create a strategy to launch their business. It also covers key elements of business start-up process including financing, registering the business, licenses and permits and tax related issues to help entrepreneurs properly set up their company and avoid missteps that can cost them time and money.

 New Idea to New Venture is sponsored in part by Flushing Bank

No events on March 6.

 

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Home Improvement Contractor Training Course - Group 1
March 10, 2012

No events on March 7.

 

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Home Improvement Contractor Training Course - Group 1
March 10, 2012

No events on March 8.

 

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Home Improvement Contractor Training Course - Group 1
March 10, 2012

No events on March 9.

 

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Home Improvement Contractor Training Course - Group 1
March 10, 2012

Home Improvement Contractor Training Course - Group 1

When: March 10, 2012
Where: The Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce of America: 136-20 38th Avenue, Suite 10i, Flushing, NY 11354
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: 200

 

Home Improvement Contractor Training Course - Group 1 Saturday, March 10, 17, and 24

QEDC will offer Mandarin-language workshops to immigrant home improvement contractors who want to take the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs licensing exam. The lessons will be accompanied by one-on-one business advisory services, such as consultations on permits and licensing, business development, procurement and access to capital.

During this training course, participants will be getting the necessary preparation to become a Home Improvement Contractor Licensed.

The first group for this training course will be meeting for three consecutive Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce of America: 136-20 38th Avenue, Suite 10i, Flushing, NY 11354.

Home Improvement Contractor Training is supported in part with a grant from Crystal Window & Door Systems Ltd.

Home Improvement Contractor Training Course - Group 2

When: March 11, 2012
Where: The Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce of America: 136-20 38th Avenue, Suite 10i, Flushing, NY 11354
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $200

 

Home Improvement Contractor Training Course - Group 2 - Sunday, March 11, 18, and 25

QEDC will offer Mandarin-language workshops to immigrant home improvement contractors who want to take the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs licensing exam. The lessons will be accompanied by one-on-one business advisory services, such as consultations on permits and licensing, business development, procurement and access to capital.

During this training course, participants will be getting the necessary preparation to become a Home Improvement Contractor Licensed.

The second group for this training course will be meeting for three consecutive Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce of America: 136-20 38th Avenue, Suite 10i, Flushing, NY 11354.

Home Improvement Contractor Training is supported in part with a grant from Crystal Window & Door Systems Ltd.

No events on March 12.

 

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Business Blueprint Series: Advanced Social Media: Leveraging to Promote Your Business
March 14, 2012

No events on March 13.

 

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Business Blueprint Series: Advanced Social Media: Leveraging to Promote Your Business
March 14, 2012

Business Blueprint Series: Advanced Social Media: Leveraging to Promote Your Business

When: March 14, 2012
Where: The Entrepreneur’s Space, 36-46 37 Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $25

 

 Business Blueprint Series

Advanced Social Media: Leveraging to Promote Your Business

In this class you will learn:

  •  Do's and Don'ts of using Social Media.
  •  Misconceptions of Social Media activity and presence (i.e. if I just setup a facebook and twitter account, I can get clients. Reality: This is only another outlet for news worthy marketing content for your business).
  • Proven Strategies - What works? and Resources - Websites to go to get help.
  • Strategy and Purpose (Long-Term Growth; information/link on tracking Social Media Return on Investment).

Speaker:

 Randy Shannon  has over 14 years of experience as an Internet Marketing Specialist at Adzzoo and recently, founded its own Web Design/Development Company, Web Strategies. Shannon has extensive knowledge on  web design/development, management, marketing, consulting and training for businesses and not-for-profit organizations, helping them tap the power of the internet!

No events on March 15.

 

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Business Blueprint Series: Publicity
March 21, 2012

No events on March 16.

 

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Business Blueprint Series: Publicity
March 21, 2012

No events on March 17.

 

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Business Blueprint Series: Publicity
March 21, 2012

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Business Blueprint Series: Publicity
March 21, 2012

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Business Blueprint Series: Publicity
March 21, 2012

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Business Blueprint Series: Publicity
March 21, 2012

Business Blueprint Series: Publicity

When: March 21, 2012
Where: The Entrepreneur’s Space, 36-46 37 Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $25

  

Business Blueprint Series

Publicity Basic For Small Business Start-Ups

Generate publicity for yourself and your business. Learn the ABCs: what makes a story, what to say in your pitch, and to whom, what journalists expect from you, the contents of a great press kit, and how to create a media-worthy event. Learn how to express what sets you apart form your competition, and why the press should pat attention. Intended for product or service businesses in the lifestyle category.

Speaker:

Susan Harkavy is seasoned public relations consultant specializing in home design and lifestyle, with 28 years' experience int he industry. She is an adjunct instructor on guerrilla marketing at New York Designs, and former head of PR for the Museum of Arts & Design.

No events on March 22.

 

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ACCION Micro-Loan 2-Part Workshop (Part 1)
March 26, 2012

No events on March 23.

 

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ACCION Micro-Loan 2-Part Workshop (Part 1)
March 26, 2012

No events on March 24.

 

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ACCION Micro-Loan 2-Part Workshop (Part 1)
March 26, 2012

No events on March 25.

 

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ACCION Micro-Loan 2-Part Workshop (Part 1)
March 26, 2012

ACCION Micro-Loan 2-Part Workshop (Part 1)

When: March 26, 2012
Where: The Entrepreneur's Space: 36-46 37th Street Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: 15

 

Accion Micro-Loan 2-Part Workshop

Do you need money? A bridge loan to buy a piece of equipment or raw ingredients to fulfill an order?
If so, sign-up for this special event at the Entrepreneur's Space where we have partnered with Accion USA, a microfinance organization, to walk you through the application process and fast track your loan application. This is an amazing opportunity to get the assistance you need to prepare your forms for easy and expedited approval!

 Monday March 26th 6-8pm (Part 1)

In this session you will learn:

  • What lenders are looking for and how to best prepare for a loan?
  •  One-on-One review of  your credit report (Requirement: you  must go to www.annualcreditreport.com before workshop and print out your Equifax report)
  • During your one-on-one consultation a loan officer will identify next steps to either: a)improve your credit to qualify for a loan or b) receive an estimate loan amount you can qualify for and leave you with a list of documents needed for the 2nd workshop to apply for a loan.
Tip: Lenders want to know you are ready. To be prepared, come in with a detailed explanation of what you need the money for and be sure about the amount necessary. You must be in business at least 6-months to apply.

 To RSVP for second part of the Accion Micro-loan workshop, please click here
In partnership with

ACCION USA

ACCION USA: Since 1991, ACCION USA has been providing loans to small business owners in New York. As a mission driven organization, their goal is to help small business owners gain the financing they need to start and grow their businesses.

New Idea to New Venture

When: March 27, 2012
Where: Office of Councilwoman, Julissa Ferreras: 32-33A Junction Blvd., East Elmhurst, NY 11369
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: Free

 

Take Your Idea for a Business and Transform it into or a Profitable Venture

(In Spanish)

The workshop focuses on helping participants to develop their business idea, organize their start-up processes and create a strategy to launch their business. It also covers key elements of business start-up process including financing, registering the business, licenses and permits and tax related issues to help entrepreneurs properly set up their company and avoid missteps that can cost them time and money.

New Idea to New Venture is sponsored in part by: