Technology Tools

Internet Marketing

Constant Contact  – Email marketing software that makes it easy to create professional HTML email campaigns with no tech skills. Paid service.
iContact – iContact’s email marketing software allows your company to easily create, send and track email newsletters and campaigns. Paid service.
AWeber – AWeber provides a variety of templates for email campaigns and opt-in forms. Paid service.
Topica – Topica provides a cheap and effective email marketing solution to small and mid-sized businesses and associations. Paid service.
Campaigner – Easily create and send effective email marketing campaigns. Paid service.

Social Media

Facebook – Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. Free service.
LinkedIn – LinkedIn strengthens and extends your existing network of trusted contacts. LinkedIn is a networking tool that helps you discover inside connections. Free service.
Twitter – Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what you find interesting. Free service.

Website/ Blogs

Blogger – Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. Free service.
WordPress – A semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. Free service.
TypePad – Create a blog in minutes – with designs, reliable hosting, real-people tech support, and lots more. Paid service.

Website Themes Shops

Moonfruit – Moonfruit offers a free website builder that allows total design control with no ads and no catches. Free service.
ThemeForest – Buy Website Templates and WordPress Themes from ThemeForest – The largest marketplace of its kind for Site Templates and CMS Themes. Paid service.
Shopify – Shopify gives you your own storefront to sell your products on. Paid service.

Website Hosting

Fat Cow – FatCow provides web hosting for small businesses & individuals. Whether you’re looking for a domain or complete web hosting solution, FatCow’s got it! Paid service.
InMotion Hosting – Business Class Web Hosting solutions for Small and Medium Business. Paid service.

Stock Photos

Flickr – Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application. Free service.

Audio Tool Websites

AudioAcrobat – AudioAcrobat is a way to stream audio. Produce and publish audio to your Web site and emails. Create your own online radio show. Paid service.
Audio Generator – The Net’s way to create professional streaming audio clips for Websites and email broadcasts. Free service.
Audacity – Audio editor for recording, slicing, and mixing audio. Site includes help, downloads, and developer information. Free service.

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 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.


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.