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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 , 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 launches on November 15, 2014. 

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

From September to December 2014 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 & how they can enroll in health care insurance marketplaces.  

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

The Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Borough Public Library invite you to participate in a FREE six part series Blueprint for Your Business Future: Workshops for Immigrant Businesses. The Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Borough Public Library will each present the series in Winter/Spring 2015.

The Business Center for New Americans [BCNA] and the Queens Public Library invite you to attend a FREE seminar How to Start amd Run a Small Business - Workshop Overview on Wednesday December 17, 2014 from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM in Rego Park.

The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership [IFEL] invites you to participate in their next Experts & Answers Office Hours. Held via Skype or phone Get Help with Starting or Revising Your Business Plan is scheduled for Thursday December 18, 2014. Thirty minute sessions are available from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM.

The Queens Chamber of Commerce is presenting a small business serminar Doing Business With the New York City Department of Education [DOE] on Thursday December 18, 2014 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM in Jackson Heights. To register please call 718-205-3773.

The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership [IFEL] is presenting a Know-How Webinar - Setting Goals for Business Growth in 2015 - on Monday December 29, 2014 from 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM.

The Small Business Administration is offering FREE webinars in Spanish - Affordable Care Act 101 - to Spanish-speaking small business employers. Launching in July 2014, the webinars will be offered every other Tuesday from July-December 2014.

The Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York invites you to attend a morning panel discussion Keep Your Business Healthy: Health Insurance Pros and Cons for Small Businesses and Nonprofits on Tuesday January 13, 2015 from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM in Manhattan.

The Internal Revenue Service [IRS] invites you to participate in a FREE small business webinar on the Affordable Care Act on Thursday January 15, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Registration is required by Friday, January 9, 2015. To register contact Nilka Enck at

The Workshop in Business Opportunities  [WIBO]  has opened registration for their 16-week Spring 2015  workshop series Learn How to Start, Run, and Grow Your Business Today! 

The Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York is presenting a morning symposium Designing the Future for Success and Sustainability on Tuesday February 24, 2015 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Baruch College in Manhattan.

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

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