Appointments

Thank you for your interest in making an appointment with us. Please review the advisors that are available below, and then click the “Book Now” button at the bottom to make an appointment with and advisor who can help you.*

*In order to make an appointment with Ricardi Calixte, instead email him directly at rc@queensny.org.

Adrienne Wax – Consulting Business Advisor 

  • Marketing and promotion for small businesses
  • Branding strategy
  • Marketing assistance and brand awareness
  • Targeted Sales outreach strategic plans
  • Website content review
  • Product label/printed material review
  • Social media review

Andrea Ormeño – Director, Women’s Business Center

  • Early stage start ups, especially those women-owned and those of low/moderate income
  • Business planning
  • Financial projections
  • Assistance registering a business**
  • Fluent in Spanish

Bhavna Punjwani – Director Entrepreneur Assistance Center 

  • Early stage startups 
  • Business planning, especially the food industry 
  • Market testing, branding 
  • Assistance registering a business** 
  • Fluent in Hindi

Charles Antonucci – Consulting Business Advisor 

  • Business planning 
  • Financial statements
  • Product cost analysis
  • Help with finding funding sources
  • Building financial forecasts and budgets

Ricardi Calixte – Deputy Director 

  • Business planning 
  • MWBE registration for NYC & NYS 
  • Real estate help in finding retail space
  • Assistance in registering a business** 
  • Fluent in Creole

Roy Pellicano – Consulting Business Advisor 

  • Business planning 
  • Digital strategy
  • Strategic business planning outlines
  • Digital transformation and Internet based strategies to increase revenue
  • Review business concept
  • Operating plans for optimal output

Sarah Liu – Director, Partnerships & StartUP! Business Competition 

  • Startup idea testing and Lean Startup experiments design 
  • Digital marketing campaign strategy for early stage startup businesses 
  • Assistance in pitching and fundraising 
  • Assistance with incorporation and business registrations** 
  • Fluent in Mandarin

**Assistance in registering a business can include: determining the status: sole proprietor, partnership, corporation, LLC including S-corp status; obtaining an IRS Tax ID; NYS Sales Tax ID; Permits & Licenses