Queens 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
  • Business Plan Development

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Contact Information:

For more information about the QWBC,  please contact Andrea Ormeno at 718-263-0546 or aormeno@queensny.org.

Additional small business online tools and resources can be found at the Small Business Training Network.

Thinking About Exporting?

The U.S. Small Business Administration (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.

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Upcoming Events

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.