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New Idea to New Venture Workshop
March 7, 2016

Home Improvement Contractor Training (Mandarin)
March 7, 2016

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New Idea to New Venture Workshop
March 7, 2016

Home Improvement Contractor Training (Mandarin)
March 7, 2016

No events on March 3.

 

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New Idea to New Venture Workshop
March 7, 2016

Home Improvement Contractor Training (Mandarin)
March 7, 2016

No events on March 4.

 

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New Idea to New Venture Workshop
March 7, 2016

Home Improvement Contractor Training (Mandarin)
March 7, 2016

No events on March 5.

 

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New Idea to New Venture Workshop
March 7, 2016

Home Improvement Contractor Training (Mandarin)
March 7, 2016

No events on March 6.

 

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New Idea to New Venture Workshop
March 7, 2016

Home Improvement Contractor Training (Mandarin)
March 7, 2016

New Idea to New Venture Workshop

When: March 7, 2016
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.

Home Improvement Contractor Training (Mandarin)

When: March 7, 2016
Where: 3907 Prince St #2C
Flushing, NY 11354
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: $375

Enroll for a 5-day course (3/7 through 3/11) 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.

为期五天的培训课程(3月7号到11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。

Night Market Series Business Seminars Session 1: Business Planning and Access to Financing

When: March 8, 2016
Where: Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: Free

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, in partnership with the Queens International Night Market, NYC Business Solutions and NYC Department of Small Business Services, will host a series of three free seminars in March for vendors interested in the Night Market and to anyone who wants to start a business in and navigating government regulations. Taught by experienced instructors of NYC Business Solutions, the seminars will also cover Night Market topics and feature guest speakers, networking and Q&A opportunities.

In this session, you will learn about key components of a strong business plan and how to identify credit and financing opportunities for your small business.

Learn QuickBooks for MAC

When: March 9, 2016
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 5:45pm to 8:45pm
Cost: $179

Please note that this event has been cancelled.

This two-day (March 9 and 16) QuickBooks course aims to provide the technical know-how for people looking to learn how to use this program effectively.  Very few places offer classes on MAC QuickBooks, so learn it here first!

Please note this class is specifically geared to entrepreneurs working in the MAC environment and using QuickBooks for MAC.

In this class you will work hands-on with QuickBooks for MAC. If you do not bring a MAC laptop with QuickBooks installed, you will be unable to take the class. Any version from 2012 through current QuickBooks will work for this class.

In this class you will:

  • Set up your Chart of Accounts properly
  • Customize your QuickBooks file according to your business needs
  • Learn how to navigate the program
  • Learn the basics of accounts receivable/accounts payable
  • Reconcile your accounts
  • Run & understand pertinent financial 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. 

*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 March 10.

 

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Night Market Series Business Seminars Session 2: Marketing 101 & Social Media Marketing
March 15, 2016

First Time Investor Program
March 15, 2016

No events on March 11.

 

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Night Market Series Business Seminars Session 2: Marketing 101 & Social Media Marketing
March 15, 2016

First Time Investor Program
March 15, 2016

No events on March 12.

 

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Night Market Series Business Seminars Session 2: Marketing 101 & Social Media Marketing
March 15, 2016

First Time Investor Program
March 15, 2016

No events on March 13.

 

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Night Market Series Business Seminars Session 2: Marketing 101 & Social Media Marketing
March 15, 2016

First Time Investor Program
March 15, 2016

No events on March 14.

 

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Night Market Series Business Seminars Session 2: Marketing 101 & Social Media Marketing
March 15, 2016

First Time Investor Program
March 15, 2016

Night Market Series Business Seminars Session 2: Marketing 101 & Social Media Marketing

When: March 15, 2016
Where: Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: Free

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, in partnership with the Queens International Night Market, NYC Business Solutions and NYC Department of Small Business Services, will host a series of three free seminars in March for vendors interested in the Night Market and to anyone who wants to start a business in and navigating government regulations. Taught by experienced instructors of NYC Business Solutions, the seminars will also cover Night Market topics and feature guest speakers, networking and Q&A opportunities.

In this session, you will learn the fundamental components of a successful marketing strategy and how to develop and manage an effective online presence using web technologies and social media.

First Time Investor Program

When: March 15, 2016
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cost: Free

Are you interested in learning how to use the stock market? The First Time Investor Program, offered by Signature Bank, will teach you what you need to know about stocks, bonds, and investments. Qualified participants will also receive a matching $750 grant from signature bank (details below).

In order to participate, please fill out the form here and send it to mgillen@queensny.org. Please note that the form requires some paperwork: a recent tax form (such as a W-2) and a bank statement. For more details, download the form.

In order to qualify for the $750 matching grant you must:

  • Have an annual gross income of less than $55,000
  • Invest $750 of your own money into the program
  • Attend the classes: missing two or more classes may result in forfeiture of participation and the matching grant. Excused absences will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

This class runs for nine sessions, starting on March 15th and taking place each Tuesday until May 10th.

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 March 16.

 

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Rising Enterprise Summit
March 18, 2016

No events on March 17.

 

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Rising Enterprise Summit
March 18, 2016

Rising Enterprise Summit

When: March 18, 2016
Where: The SUNY Global Center
116 East 55th Street
New York, New York 10022
Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: Free

CALLING ALL RISING and ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS!! Ever dream of starting your own business? Have a great idea but not sure where to start? Concerned about handling your student loan debt? Join us for this FREE half day event with experts who will guide you through conquering your student loan debt, creating a business plan, accessing capital, social media marketing, and more!

Pizza and Refreshments will be provided.

No events on March 19.

 

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Night Market Series Business Seminars Session 3: Navigating Government
March 22, 2016

No events on March 20.

 

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Night Market Series Business Seminars Session 3: Navigating Government
March 22, 2016

No events on March 21.

 

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Night Market Series Business Seminars Session 3: Navigating Government
March 22, 2016

Night Market Series Business Seminars Session 3: Navigating Government

When: March 22, 2016
Where: Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Cost: Free

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, in partnership with the Queens International Night Market, NYC Business Solutions and NYC Department of Small Business Services, will host a series of three free seminars in March for vendors interested in the Night Market and to anyone who wants to start a business in and navigating government regulations. Taught by experienced instructors of NYC Business Solutions, the seminars will also cover Night Market topics and feature guest speakers, networking and Q&A opportunities.

In this session, you will learn about New York City's rules, regulations, and codes and understand some of the steps necessary to open an establishment as well as operate within the five boroughs.

Business Resiliency Workshop

When: March 23, 2016
Where: NYC Business Solutions - Queens Center
168-25 Jamaica Ave
2nd Fl
New York, NY 11432
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Cost: Free

Prepare yourself and your business for emergencies!

From gas leaks and fires, to major storms and flooding, NYC business owners face many challenges that can impact your operations and assets. 

You will learn how to:

  • Stay in business:  Identify your key business functions, employees, and documents. 
  • Protect your investments:  Understand how to protect your assets and navigate insurance processes.     
  • Be ready for action: Create a business continuity plan for your business.

Women's Power Networking Breakfast: Taking Your Food Business to the Next Level

When: March 24, 2016
Where: 120-55 Queens Blvd.
Room G110
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Time: 8:30am to 10:30am
Cost: Free

Please note that this event has been relocated to room G110.

Join us for a Power Networking Breakfast with speaker Terry Frishman on how you can take your food business to the next level

Taking Your Food Business to the Next Level

Whether you're an aspiring, start-up or more established food entrepreneur, what does it take to get to the next level? Please share in advance, the biggest challenge(s) you face in your food business, and we'll try to address as many as possible in an educational and action-oriented PPT with a customized presentation by award-winning food business consultant and educator, Terry Frishman.
Depending upon your questions, we can address topics like: How do you make money in a food business? Develop your concept? Build a brand? Price? Test market? Optimize sampling and/or trade shows? Get press? Increase sales? Present to a gourmet store vs. a supermarket? Work with brokers or distributors, vs. only selling direct? Negotiate with your copacker? Raise capital? Leverage partnerships to more profitably grow your business? 

When you register, you'll be asked to share your greatest challenge facing your food business. Be sure to include it, your email, and your website so we can best help on March 24th.

 

Speaker's Bio

Multiple award-winning Terry Frishman (MBA, Columbia Business School), Founder, Culinest, has over 20 years of experience helping entrepreneurs strengthen their concepts and move their businesses forward with strategic and tactical assistance. She began her food career managing a $120 million brand and launching a profitable-within-1-year $20 million product line for Kraft General Foods (now Kraft Heinz), where she won six team awards and ran brainstorming sessions.

Through Culinest, a New York-based boutique consultancy, Terry takes food businesses to the next level with consulting and education. Aspiring entrepreneurs and established companies successfully launch and grow their food businesses with Culinest's help -- from brainstorming, strategy, branding and marketing to research, PR and sales. Clients have gone on to win Vendy and sofi awards, increase sales and profitably expand, and have included Sarabeth's, Sylvia's, Crepini, Chocolat Moderne, Nuchas Empanadas and The Lobster Place.

Terry has been a repeat guest speaker on Food Network, for the Specialty Food Association and the International Restaurant Show, and regularly teaches business classes, seminars and workshops. She is in the Society of Fellows for the Culinary Institute of America, a KIVA Trustee, and has served as President of the Roundtable for Women in Foodservice (NY) and VP for both the New York Women's Culinary Alliance and the International Wine & Food Society (NY).

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 March 25.

 

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Five Alive: Cooks Kickin’ It In Queens: Entrepreneur Space 5th Birthday Party
March 30, 2016

No events on March 26.

 

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Five Alive: Cooks Kickin’ It In Queens: Entrepreneur Space 5th Birthday Party
March 30, 2016

No events on March 27.

 

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Five Alive: Cooks Kickin’ It In Queens: Entrepreneur Space 5th Birthday Party
March 30, 2016

No events on March 28.

 

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Five Alive: Cooks Kickin’ It In Queens: Entrepreneur Space 5th Birthday Party
March 30, 2016

No events on March 29.

 

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Five Alive: Cooks Kickin’ It In Queens: Entrepreneur Space 5th Birthday Party
March 30, 2016

Five Alive: Cooks Kickin’ It In Queens: Entrepreneur Space 5th Birthday Party

When: March 30, 2016
Where: The Entrepreneur Space, 36-46 37th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Cost: FREE

Please join us to celebrate the Entrepreneur Space's fifth anniversary – with the theme Five Alive: Cooks Kickin' It In Queens -- on Wednesday, March 30, 6 pm to 8 pm, at 36-46 37th Street in Long Island City.

Partakers can expect great networking with 250 expected attendees and at least 30 vendors providing spicy, savory, and sweet samples to please all taste buds. Pretzel Man, who makes soft, doughy balls stuffed with ingredients such as cheddar cheese, peanut butter, and chocolate, will give out samples. Ditto for Yu Bakery, which sells healthy, gluten-free snacks with yucca; Gooey & Co., which bakes a St. Louis-style butter cake in various flavors; and Little Bird, which candies jalapeños and covers them in dark chocolate and sea salt. Wash it all down with alcoholic drinks from SquareWine & Spirits, teas from Forest Witch Spells, and super- caffeinated beverages from Coffeed.

There's a lot to celebrate. The E-Space has helped more than 500 small businesses, generated $6 million in revenue, and created more than 100 jobs over the past five productive years. Plus, the Queens Economic Development Corporation, which operates the E-Space, will announce the StartUP! Business Plan Competition finalists and host a special recognition of QEDC's award-winning Women's Business Center during Women's History Month.

The E-Space officially opened on Jan. 19, 2011. This 12,500-sq.-ft., NYC Economic Development Corporation-sponsored hub features a fully equipped commercial kitchen, offices, and classrooms. To improve outcomes, QEDC offers business counseling, technical assistance, and financial classes on site. The E-Space also provides room for The Fortune Society, which trains previously incarcerated individuals for jobs in the food-preparation industry.

  

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: March 31, 2016
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 March 32.

No events on March 33.