Women's Business Center

The Queens Women's Business Center (QWBC) empowers women to fully participate in the economy by further developing their capacity to start and grow successful businesses, and by connecting them to other women business owners and business development resources in our community.

Established in 2001, the QWBC supports women business owners and entrepreneurs to start, build, and grow businesses through one-on-one counseling, training courses, workshops, mentoring and business networking.

Services Include...

  • New Venture Assistance
  • Existing Business Owner Assistance
  • Government Procurement
  • Power Networking Series
  • Microlending Assistance
  • and more...

Additional resources for Small Business online tools and resources can be found via the Small Business Training Network.

For more information about the Queens Women's Business Center (QWBC), please feel free to contact Andrea Ormeno at: 718-263-0546 or by via e-mail at: aormeno@queensny.org.

Services Coming Up

The Bureau of Industry (BIS) under the U.S. Department of Commerce has scheduled monthly call-in programs to field questions from the exporting community concerning the Cuba rule published on January 16, 2015. Read more HERE.  The calls are scheduled at 2:00 pm ET on the following days: October 13, November 10, December 8. Toll Free Number: 1-888-889-0538. Participant passcode: CUBA

Thinking About Exporting?

SBA offers resources to help you assess your business readiness and plan for expansion through exporting. Follow these 6 steps to assess your small business' readiness to export. Read more HERE

Fall 2015 Webinar Dates for the Affordable Care Act 101 in Spanish

Health care continues to be an important issue for small business owners.  The Small Business Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, and Small Business Majority are committed to helping businesses navigate the changes and opportunities in health care through the Affordable Care Act 101 webinar series.

Once monthly, small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in small business health insurance marketplaces. Other topics discussed include insurance reforms, the small business health care tax credit, and employer shared responsibility provisions.  SBA, HHS, and SBM representatives help small business owners understand the facts of the Affordable Care Act so they can make informed decisions about providing health insurance for their employees.

The Affordable Care Act 101in Spanish takes place once monthly on Tuesdays at 4 pm ET/1 pm PT. Registration is free, but required.  Below are the registration links for upcoming Fall presentations. 


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