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Smallbiz.nypl.org links business owners to events, information, & tools to help growing businesses.

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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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 Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership [IFEL] invites you to participate in their Next Level Business Plan & Pitch Competition. The 3 minute video submission deadline is Monday June 29, 2015.

The Bronx Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend their Business and Health Expo on Tuesday June 30, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Mall at Bay Plaza in the Bronx.

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.

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.

Crain's New York Business invites you to join them at their Crain's Business of Cybersecurity seminar on Wednesday July 22, 2015 from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

The Business Outreach Network [BOC] is presenting a FREE evening seminar Accessing City Resources: What You Need to Know on Wednesday July 22, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Brooklyn Public Library on Grand Army Plaza.

The National Association of Women Business Owers is launching its 2015-2016 Mentoring Program. The application deadline is August 1, 2015.

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

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