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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

On April 22, 2015 Mayor Bill de Blasio 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.

Business Mentor NYNew York State has launched Business Mentor NY to help NYS small businesses connect with pro bono mentors from private industry. Through 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 launched on November 15, 2014. 

Digital NYCOn October 1, 2014 New York City launched Digital.nyc 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 ownit.nyc.

The Harlem Community Development Corporation invites you toattend a FREE morning serminar Crowdfunding for Business: How to Run a Successful Campaign on Thursday May 28, 2015 from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM in Harlem.

The Women's Venture Fund invites you to participate in an evening seminar Digital Marketing on Thursday May 28, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

SCORE is presenting an all day seminar How to Use Marketing to Grow Your Business on Saturday May 30, 2015 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Science, Industry and Business Library in Manhattan.

Rethink Science! The World Science Festival is presenting a variety of events in New York City from May 27 - May 31, 2015.

BookCon returns to New York City on May 30-31, 2015 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

The Workshop in Business Opportunities [WIBO] and the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership [IFEL]  8th Annual Next Level Competition: Pitch. Plan. Grow. General registration is available through June 8, 2015.

From April-June 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. Also available in Spanish.

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend a Marketing WeekNYC Kickoff Event How We Broke the Internet: NYC Success Stories that Change the Way We Do Business on Monday June 8, 2015 from 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM at Microsoft in Times Square.

The Science, Industry and Business Library invites you to attend Equally Strong - Job Search Best Practices for People with Disabilities and Veterans on Tuesday June 30, 2015 from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM at the Library.

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.

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