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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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Greek immigrant brings recipe from home - creates new market and thrives in the U.S.

For Yiorgos Samios, his Greek heritage, a job as a waiter and a fortuitous sojourn at a tavern while touring his native country -- all were ingredients in his recipe for entrepreneurial inspiration.

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Helpful Resources

New York State has launched Business Mentor NY to help NYS small businesses connect with pro bono mentors from private industry. Through www.BusinessMentor.NY.gov , 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 HealthCare.gov website is now available for individuals and small business owners to preview and compare their health insurance options. The open enrollment period formally launches on November 15, 2014. 

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

The New York City Department of Small Business Services is conducting its first survey - Small Business First - on how the Department can simplify rules, provide clearer information, help businesses correct violations, and make doing business in New York City easier.

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

The Science, Industry and Business Library [SIBL] invites you to attend a FREE evening seminar Health Care Reform: What It Means to You on Tuesday March 3, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at SIBL. Audrey Diop of the Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access, Human Resources Administration will discuss what Obamacare means for individuals and for businesses. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. The Library is located at 188 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.

The National Association of Women Business Owners [NAWBO] invites you to attend the next event in their Morning Power Track Networking Breakfast Series on Thursday March 12, 2015. Overcoming the Obstacles That Can Derail Your Business  is scheduled from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM at Morgan Stanley in Manhattan.

The Internal Revenue Service is presenting a FREE evening seminar Business Legal Structures on Thursday March 12, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the Science, Industry and Business Library [SIBL]Seating is on a first come, first served basis. The Library is located at 188 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.

The Better Business Bureau [BBB] invites you to attend a morning seminar Fundraising: the Inside Story on Wednesday March 18, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 11;30 AM at Scandinavia House in Manhattan.

The Science, Industry and Business Library [SIBL] invites you to attend a FREE mid-day seminar Health Care Reform: What It Means to You on Friday March 20, 2015 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM at SIBL. Audrey Diop of the Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access, Human Resources Administration will discuss what Obamacare means for individuals and for businesses. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. The Library is located at 188 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.

The Science, Industry and Business Library [SIBL] invites you to participate in a FREE evening seminar Online Funding for Business on Thursday March 26, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Michael Pilla will discuss Crowdfunding for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. The Library is located at 188 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.

The next WCBS 880 Small Business Breakfast with Joe Connolly is scheduled for Friday March 27, 2015. New Ways of Doing Business will be held from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM at the Stamford Hilton in Stamford, Connecticut. 

The New York Public Library [NYPL]  invites you to participate in its annual Freedom of Information Day on Tuesday March 31, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the Science, Industry and Business Library [SIBL]. John Balow - Curator for Business and Social Sciences at the New York Public Library - will provide an informal overview of the Library's efforts to ensure the availability of essential government information in the past and on the brink of the future. Seating is on a first come, first served basis at this FREE event. The Library is located at 188 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.

In February and March 2015 the Small Business Administration is offering FREE weekly webinars - Affordable Care Act 101 - to small business owners wanting to learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health care insurance marketplaces.

In February and March 2015 the Small Business Administration is offering FREE bi-weekly webinars in Spanish Affordable Care Act 101 - to small business owners wanting to learn the basics of the Affoirdable Care Act and how they can enroll in health care insurance marketplace

The Workshop in Business Opportunities [WIBO] and the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership [IFEL] invite you to participate in their 8th Annual Next Level Competition: Pitch. Plan. Grow. Early Bird Pricing is available until April 20, 2015. General registartion is available through June 8, 2015.

Start-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.

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 BusinessCreditFacts.com

Need New York City Statistics? Then visit:  NYC Data;  NYC Open Data; and We Are Made in New York

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