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Ready? Set. Go!

September 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Details

Date:
September 18, 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:
RSVP Link:
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xhstg4aab&oeidk=a07egjqbhp8f29785a7

Venue

Queens Borough Hall, Room G110
120-55 Queens Blvd
Kew Gardens, NY 11424 United States

Ready? Set. Go!  is a 90-minute free workshop takes you all the things you need to think about when going into business.  It provides a general overview of what it takes to start a business; legal considerations and what it takes to fund a new venture.  The workshop is taught by a small business expert, a lawyer, and a financier.

About the Speakers

Seth Bornstein is the director of the Queens Economic Development Corporation with over forty years’ experience in helping entrepreneurs start or grow their own small businesses. While working at the QEDC, his accomplishments include: the opening of the Entrepreneur Space, a commercial kitchen business incubator in Long Island City; MiQ ™ (Made in Queens) that helps local artisans market their products; specialized programs for immigrant, minority and low-income entrepreneurs; and the expansion of the Queens Tourism Council.

Thomas Farrell is a lawyer with a great deal of experience with contracts, employment matters, and regulatory compliance. He offers a combination of programs and practices to owners of small- and medium-sized businesses, largely designed to prevent them from being sued or from being investigated by government agencies.  

Udayan Gupta is an author, journalist, filmmaker, educator, and business advisor.  A former reporter at the wall street journal, responsible for the coverage of venture capital and entrepreneurship, he also is the author of several books on venture capitalists and entrepreneurship, including Done Deals (HBS Press)  and The First Venture Capitalist (Gondolier).


QEDC hosts the Queens Women's Business Center. QEDC encourages all women to participate in this and all other QEDC programs.



The Queens 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.


This program is supported in part through funding from the office of the Queens Borough President.

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 mission of the Queens Economic Development Corporation is to help small businesses.  In view of the Coronavirus, we are taking the following steps:

  • We have compiled a Resource Guide detailing programs to assist small businesses.  These include loans, grants and other aid available through Federal, State, City, and Private agencies. The Resource Guide can be accessed here. It is updated as we receive new information.
  • Assistance in filling out application and all other client services will be done remotely via telephone. To request an appointment, email info@queensny.org and you will be contacted within 24 hours.  Please know our office in Kew Gardens is closed.
  • The Entrepreneur Space Commercial Kitchen Incubator is fully operational and staff is taking additional steps to ensure that it is a safe environment for our clients. For more information, please call 718 392-0025.
  • The Queens Tourism Council is working with our cultural, recreational, restaurant and sporting communities to support them as best we can.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.  Be careful, help those who are vulnerable and wash your hands.

FUEL THE FRONT LINES

Queens Together

Fuel the Front Lines is an initiative of Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee, Queens Together, Queens Night Market and the QEDC to help to meet the needs of front line healthcare workers, other emergency responders, and Queens communities in need through partnerships with local independent restaurants and food businesses. We will fill the urgent need for nourishment while at the same time providing a lifeline to the small businesses that define our neighborhoods. Make your tax-deductible contribution and help us deliver good food made with love by workers in Queens, for people in Queens.