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Queens StartUP! Orientation
September 4, 2013

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Queens StartUP! Orientation
September 4, 2013

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Queens StartUP! Orientation
September 4, 2013

Queens StartUP! Orientation

When: September 4, 2013
Where: 89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: Free

The Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition assists and awards start-up entrepreneurs with $10,000 to help make their business successful. Orientation for this program will be offered throughout September at several locations. Please RSVP and attend so you can know how you can win!

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.

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Access to Capital Webinar
September 9, 2013

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Access to Capital Webinar
September 9, 2013

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Access to Capital Webinar
September 9, 2013

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Access to Capital Webinar
September 9, 2013

Access to Capital Webinar

When: September 9, 2013
Where: Online
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost: Free

Most people cite lack of starting capital as the main reason why their startups never take off. Well, we're here to show you how you can get the money you need. This free webinar will go over topics including:

  • Choosing the best sources of revenue to go after, including savings, friends and family, venture capitalists, angel investors, crowdfunding, and more
  • The lending process
  • Underwriting
  • Different loan types

This workshop is perfect for anyone looking to start--or grow--their business.

Please click the RSVP link to fill out the registration form. It will give you information on how to access the webinar.

About the Speaker:

Franklin Mora is the Deputy Director of QEDC and the head of its business services department. He has years of experience in helping startups and other small businesses get capital to launch or grow their companies.

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.

QuickBooks Training

When: September 10, 2013
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $25

This 3-day class (9/10, 9/17, and 9/24) QuickBooks course aims to provide the technical know-how for people looking to learn how to use this program effectively. To take this class you need to be in business, operating, and are looking to adopt Quickbooks or bookkeeping software to manage you business better.

In this class you will:

Have a laptop and work hands-on with Quickbooks 2012 Premier edition for Windows. This version lets you toggle between the Accountant and Retailer versions that helps you create important reports.

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. 

NOTE:  For users of versions of QuickBooks 2008 or higher, the class will still help answer specific questions individuals might have on the functionality of QuickBooks. Class does not help with the online version.
This class is for Windows only; the version on the MAC differs in interface. Final sale no refunds provided. Limited to 6 participants.


*Based on normal retainer fee paid for bookkeeping.

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

Queens StartUP! Orientation

When: September 11, 2013
Where: 38-23 104 Street, Corona, NY 11368
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: Free

The Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition assists and awards start-up entrepreneurs with $10,000 to help make their business successful. Orientation for this program will be offered throughout September at several locations. Please RSVP and attend so you can know how you can win!

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.

Strategic Communication Workshop for Small Businesses

When: September 12, 2013
Where: E-Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $20

Lessons for the Entrepreneur:

Learn the Secrets to Developing a Communication Plan That Will Take Your Business to the Next Level

Whether you're looking to raise brand awareness, increase productivity, or improve customer relations, this workshop is for you. Based around the AIM (audience, intent, and message) theory to The workshop will help you and your employees understand how better communications can help you increase profits, connect better with your clients, and achieve your overall business goals. The program will include case studies and opportunities for you to work-on and discuss your own communications programs. All people leaving the workshop will have 

In This Workshop You Will:

  • Learn how communication impacts every aspect of your business and how all of it is connected to your success.
  • Get real-life examples of how a change in communication can add value to the messages business send out to a variety of different audiences. 
  • Work on your own communication problem(s); you will receive an audit of your "communication" strategy and get actionable recommendations to implement in your business.
  • Receive a Communications Checklist that you can customize and use for all of your future communication processes and a handy rubric to keep your future communications effective.

About The Speaker:

Tim Doocey is a communications consultant who has been serving clients for fifteen years. He has helped organizations develop and implement communications programs that help them change, grow, and develop strong relationships with clients and customers. Tim has provided communications advice to global leaders in retail, education, financial services, advertising and management consulting. His clients include companies such as: WalMart, Deloitte, Cigna, and The World Bank.

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.

No events on September 13.

 

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Queens StartUP! Orientation
September 14, 2013

Queens StartUP! Orientation

When: September 14, 2013
Where: 21-45 31st Street, Astoria, NY 11105
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: Free

The Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition assists and awards start-up entrepreneurs with $10,000 to help make their business successful. Orientation for this program will be offered throughout September at several locations. Please RSVP and attend so you can know how you can win!

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 September 15.

 

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New Idea to New Venture Workshop
September 16, 2013

New Idea to New Venture Workshop

When: September 16, 2013
Where: Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Room G110, Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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.

QuickBooks Training

When: September 17, 2013
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $25

This 3-day class (9/10, 9/17, and 9/24) QuickBooks course aims to provide the technical know-how for people looking to learn how to use this program effectively. To take this class you need to be in business, operating, and are looking to adopt Quickbooks or bookkeeping software to manage you business better.

In this class you will:

Have a laptop and work hands-on with Quickbooks 2012 Premier edition for Windows. This version lets you toggle between the Accountant and Retailer versions that helps you create important reports.

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. 

NOTE:  For users of versions of QuickBooks 2008 or higher, the class will still help answer specific questions individuals might have on the functionality of QuickBooks. Class does not help with the online version.
This class is for Windows only; the version on the MAC differs in interface. Final sale no refunds provided. Limited to 6 participants.


*Based on normal retainer fee paid for bookkeeping.

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

Queens StartUP! Orientation

When: September 18, 2013
Where: 1637 Central Ave, Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: Free

The Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition assists and awards start-up entrepreneurs with $10,000 to help make their business successful. Orientation for this program will be offered throughout September at several locations. Please RSVP and attend so you can know how you can win!

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: September 19, 2013
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. (Offered 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

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.

Introduction to WordPress

When: September 19, 2013
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $25

Having your own website is pretty much required for a company today, but most small businesses can't afford a designer. So, learn how to build your own website!

This class will cover the basics of website design using WordPress, the most popular web development tool. Topics discussed will include:

  • Hosting
  • Themes (Design)
  • Adding Pages
  • Blogging

This class is best for people who are very computer literate but have never built their own website before (if you are comfortable making a document using MicroSoft Word, you should know enough).

Having a computer with you is highly recommended for this class. If you do not have one, please contact us so we can see if we can make arrangements.

About the Speaker:

Michael Gillen has over five years of professional web development experience and has been building websites since he was fourteen. He holds a Bachelor's in English with a minor in Japanese from Vassar College and a Master's in Corporate Communications from Baruch. He has worked on dozens of websites and is looking forward to helping you with yours.

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.

No events on September 20.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Orientation
September 23, 2013

No events on September 21.

 

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Queens StartUP! Orientation
September 23, 2013

No events on September 22.

 

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Queens StartUP! Orientation
September 23, 2013

Queens StartUP! Orientation

When: September 23, 2013
Where: 89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Cost: Free

The Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition assists and awards start-up entrepreneurs with $10,000 to help make their business successful. Orientation for this program will be offered throughout September at several locations. Please RSVP and attend so you can know how you can win!

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.

QuickBooks Training

When: September 24, 2013
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $25

This 3-day class (9/10, 9/17, and 9/24) QuickBooks course aims to provide the technical know-how for people looking to learn how to use this program effectively. To take this class you need to be in business, operating, and are looking to adopt Quickbooks or bookkeeping software to manage your business better.

In this class you will:

Have a laptop and work hands-on with Quickbooks 2012 Premier edition for Windows. This version lets you toggle between the Accountant and Retailer versions that helps you create important reports.

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. 

NOTE:  For users of versions of QuickBooks 2008 or higher, the class will still help answer specific questions individuals might have on the functionality of QuickBooks. Class does not help with the online version.
This class is for Windows only; the version on the MAC differs in interface. Final sale no refunds provided. Limited to 6 participants.


*Based on normal retainer fee paid for bookkeeping.

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

Queens StartUP! Orientation

When: September 25, 2013
Where: 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: Free

The Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition assists and awards start-up entrepreneurs with $10,000 to help make their business successful. Orientation for this program will be offered throughout September at several locations. Please RSVP and attend so you can know how you can win!

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 September 26.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
October 5, 2013

No events on September 27.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
October 5, 2013

No events on September 28.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
October 5, 2013

No events on September 29.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
October 5, 2013

No events on September 30.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
October 5, 2013

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