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The Immigrant Business Connection

The Immigrant Business Connection is a web portal to help New Americans start a business in New York City by providing them with relevant information in the language of their choosing.

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Redes Sociales Para Su Negocio. Helena Escalante

En esta presentación usted aprenderá cómo utilizar las redes sociales (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) para su negocio con el fin de crear una comunidad de seguidores...

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Featured Entrepreneur: Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit

Overlooked immigrant market creates opportunity for Indian entrepreneur.

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Fashion industry insider Nicole Ryder reveals how to sell fashion to major retailers.

Nicole Ryder explains how to do your homework and get your product into the right stores.

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Helpful ResourceS

In October 2015 Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and other payment networks will update their liability rule for card-present fraud. This change is the result of the introduction of EMV chip technology in credit cards. The Better Business Bureau has launched a website to help you learn how these new fraud liability rules could affect your business.

Etsy has introduced Etsy Manufacturing, a new service available in the United States and Canada that matches sellers with small manufacturers.

A coalition of nonprofit and industry lenders, credit marketplaces, brokers, think tanks, and small business advocates has launched the Small Business Borrowers' Bill of Rights [BBoR]. Learn more about the BBoR at ResponsibleBusiness

New York City has launched WE NYC -Women Entrepreneurs New York City - an initiative to expand female entrepreneurship in New York City, with a special focus on underserved women and communities. is a FREE, educational website that provides business financing information to small business owners.

CBS has launched Small Business Pulse a website that describes itself as the "go-to, daily resource for the small business owner." The site taps into CBS resources to deliver "the most relevant, topical insight and information" in one convenient location.

Business Mentor NYNew York State has launched Business Mentor NY to help NYS small businesses connect with pro bono mentors from private industry. Through, a wide range of professionals (eg. attorneys, CPAs, finance executives) volunteer their time to help entrepreneurs increase their annual revenue, create jobs and grow their business. Sign up now for free mentoring! 

The new website is now available for individuals and small business owners to preview and compare their health insurance options. The open enrollment period formally launched on November 15, 2014. 

Digital NYCOn October 1, 2014 New York City launched the first ever, all-inclusive online hub that connects New Yorkers with information, resources, and jobs in New York City's digital economy.

The .nyc domain name is now available for the millions of people, businesses, organizations, and ideas within New York's five boroughs at

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications is hosting a Career Fair on Wednesday October 14, 2015 from 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM at the Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan.

Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office [USPTO] and Safet Metjahic of Stanzione & Associates for a FREE  evening discussion IP Considerations for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Startups on Thursday October 15, 2015 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at Cornell Tech in Manhattan.

The New York Women's Chamber of Commerce is presenting a FREE evening seminar Como Obtener Financiamiento Para Negocios on Thursday October 15, 2015 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM in Manhattan. 

The Federal Communications Commission's Office of Communications Business Opportunities is hosting a FREE Small Business & Emerging Technologies Fair on Friday October 16, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM in Harlem.

The second annual Silicon Harlem Tech Conference is scheduled for Friday October 16, 2015 from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM in Harlem.

Techweek New York 2015 returns to the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan from October 12 - October 17, 2015.

The BOC Women's Business Center, the SBA, and Microsoft are teaming up to host an InnovateHER Challenge in Brooklyn in November, 2015. This is a pitch competition for entrepreneurs looking to develop innovative products and services that impact/empower the lives of women and children. Business plans must be submitted by October 19, 2015. For more information contact BOC at

The Better Business Bureau Foundation of Metropolitan New York is presenting a morning seminar Cybersecurity Planning for Nonprofit Leaders on Tuesday October 20, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 11;30 AM in Manhattan.

The Women's Venture Fund invites you to join them at an evening seminar Employment 101: The Basics of Building a Team on Tuesday October 20, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Manhattan.

The next WCBS Small Business Breakfast - How Business is Changing in Every Way - is scheduled for Thursday October 22, 2015 from 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM in East Meadow.

The Science, Industry and Business Library is hosting its next Financial Planning Day on Friday October 23, 2015 from 11;00 AM - 5:00 PM.

The next New York Business Conference and Expo is scheduled for Tuesday October 27, 2015 at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.

Crain's New York Business invites you to participate in their annual Crain's Made in New York trade show for the food and beverage industry  on Wednesday October 28, 2015 frtom 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.

The New York Public Library and NYC Business Solutions are hosting a FREE afternoon seminar Business Financing Roadmap on Wednesday October 28, 2015 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM at the Edenwald Library in the Bronx. To RSVP call 718-960-7910 or email

The New York Public Library and Career Transition for Dancers invite you to attend the Business and Technology Resource Fair for Entrepreneurial Performing Artists on Friday November 6, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Science, Industry and Business Library in Manhattan.

In partnership with Maker Magazine, Barnes & Noble is putting on a Mini Maker Faire in all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide from November 6, 2015 - November 8, 2015.

The New York Public Library and NYC Business Solutions are hosting a FREE afternoon seminar Marketing 101 on Thursday November 12, 2015 from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM at the Edenwald Library in the Bronx. To RSVP call 718-960-7910 or email

The European Patent Office is offering a series of webinars for patent information users. 

The Small Business Administration is offering  FREE webinars the Affordable Care Act 101 for Small Employers from October 2015 - December 2015. The webinars are offered in English and in Spanish.

StartUpNYStart-Up NY—New York State Empire Development—is creating tax free zones across the state for new and expanding businesses.

Entrepreneurship Glossary with translation into Spanish, French, Persian and Arabic. Also translations of other documents.

NYC Business Solutions—Get Your Business Launched!

NYC Health Insurance Link [HI Link] helps New Yorkers—business owners and individuals—learn how to get the health coverage they need.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has introduced One New York: the Plan for a Strong and Just City [OneNYC]. The Plan envisions how the City should be shaped to address a range of social, economic, and environmental issues.

Small Group Meeting Rooms are available free at the Science, Industry and Business Library [SIBL] for groups of 2-10 people working on a business project. Time slots are for one or two hours and Wi-Fi is available.

Urban Interns: Find Part-Time Assistants or Part Time Jobs

Entrepreneurs Reap Volumes from Research Libraries article about SIBL from TheStreet.Com

Questions about your business credit? Visit Experian's

Need New York City Statistics? Visit  NYC Data;  NYC Open Data; and We Are Made in New York

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