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Small Business Series: Session I – First Steps to Formalize Your Business

February 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm



February 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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LaGuardia Community College, Room E242
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Queens Night Market, Empire State Development, the economic development arm for New York State, and LaGuardia Community College are hosting a series of free small business seminars in February!

These seminars are free and open to vendors interested in the Queens Night Market, and also open to anyone who wants to start a business in NYC. The seminars will cover a range of topics, including business formation, business plans, branding and marketing, financing, and permits. The seminars will also cover Night Market topics and feature guest speakers, expert panels, networking, and Q&A opportunities. Seminars will be taught by experts from Queens Economic Development Corporation, CAMBA Corporation, Business Center for New Americans, FoodtoEat.com, and more.

Event Description

Learn how to organize your business idea into a structured business plan: identify your market and competitors, understand what is needed for your financial projections. Learn about obtaining the proper licenses to operate your business in New York State and New York City. This session will include a presentation by the Queens Night Market to help prepare interested vendors for success at the event and feature a panel of guest speakers

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, Melinda Katz.


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