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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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A coalition of nonprofit and industry lenders, credit marketplaces, brokers, think tanks, and small business advocates has launched the Small Business Borrowers' Bill of Rights [BBoR]. Learn more about the BBoR at ResponsibleBusiness Lending.org.

New York City has launched WE NYC -Women Entrepreneurs New York City - an initiative to expand female entrepreneurship in New York City, with a special focus on underserved women and communities.

BusinessLoans.com is a FREE, educational website that provides business financing information to small business owners.

CBS has launched Small Business Pulse a website that describes itself as the "go-to, daily resource for the small business owner." The site taps into CBS resources to deliver "the most relevant, topical insight and information" in one convenient location.
 

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.

If you are interested in starting your own small business SoBro [South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation]  invites you to participate in their Business Training Program. The twenty sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 1, 2015 - November 5, 2015 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM. To register contact Ines Marino-Torres - Director, Entreperneurial Services - at 718-732-7545 / imarino@sobro.org.

The next seminar in SCORE's Digital Marketing Series - Social Media 101 - is scheduled for Tuesday September 8, 2015 from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the Science, Industry and Business Library.

Join NEXCO for A Taste of Doing Business in The Baltic [Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania] on Wednesday September 9, 2015 from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM in Manhattan.

The United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation is sponsoring Hiring Our Heroes a FREE hiring fair for veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses on Thursday September 10, 2015 from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan.

The Women's Venture Fund is presenting an evening seminar Word-of-Mouth Marketing Today: How Social Media Fuels WOM on Thursday September 10, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM in Manhattan. 

Learn the latest techniques of exporting: understand export marketing, international trade finance, global logistics, and interational standards.  Export University 101, Thursday September 10, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  at The Long Island Forum for Technology, Bethpage, NY, registration required.

SCORE is offering a QuickBooks for Windows Demonstration on Tuesday September 15, 2015 from 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM at the Brooklyn Central Library on Grand Army Plaza.

The National Association of Women Business Owners [NAWBO] invites you to attend a morning seminar Branding Your X-Factor for a More Profitable Business on Wednesday September 16, 2015 from 8:15 AM - 10:15 AM in Manhattan.

The Better Business Bureau [BBB] is presenting a morning seminar Money for Mission: Possibilities & Pitfalls of Non-Grant Financing on Wednesday September 16, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM in Manhattan.

SCORE invites you to participate in a morning seminar The Basics of Intellectual Property: Trademerks, Copyrights and Patents on Thursday September 17, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Science, Industry and Business Library in Manhattan.

The Queens Economic Development Corporation is presenting a new FREE 11-week program Ready for Bu$ine$$ on Tuesday September 22, 2015 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Queens Library at Flushing.

The Queens Economic Development Corporation is hosting a FREE evening seminar Learn QuickBooks Online: Navigation and Accounts Receivable on Tuesday September 22, 2015 at the Entrepreneur Space in Long Island City.

The Women's Venture Fund invites you to attend an evening seminar Selling in the 21st Century: the Customer-Centric Approach on Wednesday September 23, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM in Manhattan.

SCORE is presenting an afternoon seminar Create the Business Plan That's Right for You on Thursday September 24, 2015 from 12;30 PM -4;30 PM at the Wells Fargo Bank on 42nd Street.

Hunter College, City University of New York invites you to participate in a morning seminar Think Globally on Friday September 25, 2015 from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM in Manhattan. To register call 212-650-3850 or email ce@hunter.cuny.edu.

SCORE invites you to attend a morning seminar How to Launch and Market Your Food Product on Tuesday September 29, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Science, Industry and Business Library.

The BOC Women's Business Center and the Brooklyn Design + Fashion Accelerator [Pratt Institute] are hosting a fashion panel and networking event How to Build a Sustainable Fashion Brand on Thursday October 1, 2015 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council invites you to attend Taiwan Products Day on Monday October 5, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, Phoenix Ballroom in Flushing. For more detailed information call 212-904-1677 or email newyork@taitra.org.tw.

The Science, Industry and Business Library is hosting its next Financial Planning Day on Friday October 23, 2015 from 11;00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Crain's New York Business invites you to participate in their annual Crain's Made in New York trade show for the food and beverage industry  on Wednesday October 28, 2015 frtom 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.

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.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has 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.

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

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