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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

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 and the SBA invite you to participate in a FREE workshop series How to Start and Run a Successful Business. The series consists of three separate classes and runs for three days:  Monday-Wednesday November 17-November 19, 2014 in Manhattan. Each session runs from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

The second of two November StartUP! 2015 Business Plan Competition Orientation sessions is scheduled for Wednesday November 19, 2014 at the Science, Industry and Business Library [SIBL] from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM in Manhattan.

The Business Center for New Americans invites you to attend a small business seminar Easy Steps to Leverage Pinterest and LinkedIn for Your Business on Thursday November 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM in Manhattan.

New York City Business Solutions is presenting a FREE  afternoon seminar MWBE Certification Workshop on Thursday November 20, 2014 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Jamaica, Queens.

The Science, Industry and Business Library [SIBL] invites you to attend a FREE evening seminar Going Wholesale: How to Sell What You Make to Stores on Thursday November 20, 2014 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at SIBL.

The Queens Business Outreach Center invites you to attend a FREE afternoon seminar 10 Pasos para Empezar su Propio Negocio on Thursday November 20, 2014 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM in Corona.

Asian Women in Business [AWIB] invites you to participate in a workshp series Starting Your Business 101 on four consecutive Mondays beginning  November 3, 2014  thru  November 24, 2014 at Microsoft's Times Square location. Each session runs from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

Start Small Think Big - in partnership with the Urban Justice Center, CAMBA, Bronx Legal Services, and the East Side Settlement House - is presenting Consumer Debt Legal Clinics monthly between May 2014 - July 2014, and September 2014-November 2014. at the East Side Settlement House in the Bronx. Required appointments are limited. For more information contact Mark Miller at or at 718-304-0155, ext. 557.

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.

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