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No events on November 1.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
November 4, 2013

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
November 4, 2013

No events on November 2.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
November 4, 2013

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
November 4, 2013

No events on November 3.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
November 4, 2013

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
November 4, 2013

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research

When: November 4, 2013
Where: Queens Public Library Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Blvd Jamaica, NY 11432
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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.

New Idea to New Venture Workshop

When: November 4, 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.

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Sales and Marketing Strategies

When: November 6, 2013
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.

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Get Certified in QuickBooks!

When: November 6, 2013
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $100 ($50 will be a deposit, returned on completion)

This class has reached its registration limit. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email mgillen@queensny.org.

This 3-day class (11/6, 11/13, and 11/20) QuickBooks course aims to provide the technical know-how for people looking to learn how to use this program effectively.

Upon completion, all participants will receive certification in the use of QuickBooks for business.

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 10 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

This course is funded by Citi Development and NYC Small Business Services and serves as part of the NYC Small Business Technology Coalition

From Handyman to Home Improvement Contractor

When: November 6, 2013
Where: E-Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: $79

How do you go from being a handyman to becoming a home improvement contractor?  What does it take to set up a licensed contracting business in New York City?  What licenses and permits are required?  How much insurance do you need?  What kind of planning, financing, and marketing should you prepare?  This course will help you develop a blueprint for establishing yourself as a legitimate home improvement contractor.  This class is in partnership with York College.

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

Power Networking Breakfast: Secrets for Breaking the Glass Ceiling for Women Entrepreneurs

When: November 7, 2013
Where: 120-55 Queens Blvd., Room 213, Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Time: 8:30am to 11:30am
Cost: Free

Join us and other women entrepreneurs for a free breakfast, networking, and a presentation by Geri Stengel, President of Ventureneer and Stengel Solutions about how women can break the glass ceiling. This is a great opportunity for women to make connections, learn, and grow their 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.

Executive Leadership Breakfast

When: November 8, 2013
Where: York College Faculty Dining Room (AC-2D01) 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11451
Time: 8:00am to 9:30am
Cost: Free

Join us at York College for this special executive leadership breakfast featuring two speakers from NY1: Errol Louis, Host of Inside City Hall, and Bob Hardt, Political Director and the presentation "Post Election Analysis and Implications for 2014."

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 November 9.

 

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Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Operations and Management Team
November 13, 2013

Get Certified in QuickBooks!
November 13, 2013

No events on November 10.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Operations and Management Team
November 13, 2013

Get Certified in QuickBooks!
November 13, 2013

No events on November 11.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Operations and Management Team
November 13, 2013

Get Certified in QuickBooks!
November 13, 2013

No events on November 12.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Operations and Management Team
November 13, 2013

Get Certified in QuickBooks!
November 13, 2013

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

When: November 13, 2013
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

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.

Get Certified in QuickBooks!

When: November 13, 2013
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $50 (and a $50 deposit, returned on completion)

This class has reached its registration limit. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email mgillen@queensny.org.

This 3-day class (11/6, 11/13, and 11/20) QuickBooks course aims to provide the technical know-how for people looking to learn how to use this program effectively.

Upon completion, all participants will receive certification in the use of QuickBooks for business.

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 10 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

No events on November 14.

 

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Home Improvement Contractor Training
November 16, 2013

No events on November 15.

 

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Home Improvement Contractor Training
November 16, 2013

Home Improvement Contractor Training

When: November 16, 2013
Where: JFK Corporate Square Marketing Center, 93-43 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11435
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $200
Enroll for a 3-day course (11/16, 11/17, 11/23) 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

When: November 17, 2013
Where: JFK Corporate Square Marketing Center, 93-43 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11435
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $200
Enroll for a 3-day course (11/16, 11/17, 11/23) 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.

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Financial Statements and Development

When: November 18, 2013
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.

No events on November 19.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Get Certified in QuickBooks!
November 20, 2013

Data Driven Decisions: Choosing the Right Product
November 20, 2013

Get Certified in QuickBooks!

When: November 20, 2013
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $50 (and a $50 deposit, returned on completion)

This class has reached its registration limit. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email mgillen@queensny.org.

This 3-day class (11/6, 11/13, and 11/20) QuickBooks course aims to provide the technical know-how for people looking to learn how to use this program effectively.

Upon completion, all participants will receive certification in the use of QuickBooks for business.

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 10 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

Data Driven Decisions: Choosing the Right Product

When: November 20, 2013
Where: Online or 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost: Free

This special class will be offered both online and in person! 

Do you know what products your business should sell? Just because something seems like a good idea does not mean it will be a successful business. This class will teach you how to determine what are the right products for you in order to have the best ROI.

To sign up for the in person version, click here.

To sign up for the online version, click here.

This class is offered in conjunction with ACCION.

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

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

When: November 21, 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.

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 November 22.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Home Improvement Contractor Training
November 23, 2013

Home Improvement Contractor Training

When: November 23, 2013
Where: JFK Corporate Square Marketing Center, 93-43 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11435
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $200
Enroll for a 3-day course (11/16, 11/17, 11/23) 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 November 24.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
December 2, 2013

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
December 2, 2013

No events on November 25.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
December 2, 2013

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
December 2, 2013

No events on November 26.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
December 2, 2013

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
December 2, 2013

No events on November 27.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
December 2, 2013

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
December 2, 2013

No events on November 28.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
December 2, 2013

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
December 2, 2013

No events on November 29.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
December 2, 2013

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
December 2, 2013

No events on November 30.

 

Next Upcoming Events

Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition Program - Business Planning and Research
December 2, 2013

New Idea to New Venture Workshop
December 2, 2013