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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

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, 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 United States Patent and Trademark Office invites you to attend a FREE evening seminar Intellectual Property Basics for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Startups  on Monday April 27, 2015 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Columbia University.

The Better Business Bureau is presenting a morning seminar Budgeting 2.0: Basics and Beyond on Wednesday April 29, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM at Scandinavia House in Manhattan.

LaGuardia Community College and the US Department of Transportation invite you to participate in the last of their Webinar Wednesdays series I Just Got DBE Certified. Now What?  on Wednesday April 29, 2015 from 2:00 PM -3:30 PM. To register contact Elizabeth Perdomo at or call 718-482-5941. Use access code 178-852-925.

The Business Outreach Center - Queens is presenting a FREE evening seminar Making Social Media Work for You on Thursday April 30, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM in Corona.

The Business Outreach Center - Queens invites you to attend an evening seminar What Type of Website is Best for You, Your Business, and Your Budget on May 5, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 the YWCA of Brooklyn.

The New York District Export Council is presenting a morning seminar Going $trong: the U.$. Dollar and the Global Marketplace on Friday May 8, 2015 from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM at Hofstra University on Long Island.

The Business Outreach Center invites you to participate in a FREE evening seminar The 10 Most Important Things to Kickstart Your Small Business Social Media Marketing on Tuesday May 12, 2015 from 6;00 PM - 8:00 PM at the YWCA of Brooklyn.

The Queens Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the Queens Business EXPO and Breakfast on Wednesday May 13, 2015. The Breakfast is 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM and the FREE EXPO is 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

The New York Women's Chamber of Commerce is presenting a four part seminar on consecutive Thursday evenings with Princess Jenkins, Founder of the Brownstone. How to Start and Run a Successful Retail Business [Brick-and-Mortor and Online] will be offered on May 14, May 21, May 28, and June 4, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at City College of New York.

The Business Outreach Center is presenting Legal Essentials for Doing Business online on Tuesday May 19, 2015 from 6;00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Brooklyn Public Library on grand Army Plaza.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is presenting a FREE webinar Pro Se, Pro Bono, and Law School Clinic Certification Programs on Thursday May 21, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 5;00 PM Eastern Time.

The second annual  Market New York EXPO is scheduled for Thursday May 21, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

World Trade Week NYC 2015 events are scheduled around New York City on May 11 - 22, 2015.

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.

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

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