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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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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.

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.

SCORE invites you to attend an evening semiar Information Technology for Small Business on Tuesday July 28, 2015 from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the Science, Industry and Business Library in Manhattan.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is presenting a FREE evening semina USPTO Patent Quality Overview on Wednesday July 29, 2015 from 5:15 PM -6:30 PM at the Fordham Patent IP Institute in Manhattan.

The Women's Venture Fund is presenting a FREE evening seminar Barter, Partner and Prosper! on Wednesday July 29, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM.

The U.S. Commercial Service's Discover Global Markets Business Forum Series is presenting a FREE webinar on digital innovation, social media, and mobile marketing strategies for exporters on Thursday July 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM Pacific/2:00 PM Eastern.

Empire State Development's Global NY Loan Program Request for Qualification [RFQ] is looking for New York State-based small and medium-sized businesses who seek to create or to expand direct exports or to serve as suppliers to larger exporters. The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

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

The Business Center for New Americans invites you to attend a FREE morning seminar Accounting and Bookkeeping Rules and Procedures for Small Business Owners on Monday August 3, 2015 from 9:30 AM - 1:30 AM in Manhattan.

The US Commercial Service is presenting an afternoon webinar Vetting Your International Business Partners on Wednesday August 5, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST. Registration closes on Tuesday August 4, 2015.

The BOC Women's Business Center invites you to attend a FREE morning seminar How to Write a Successful Business Plan on Wednesday August 5, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM at the YWCA of Brooklyn.

The BOC Women's Business Center is presenting a FREE seminar How to Apply to BOC Capital on Wednesday August 5, 2015 from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM at the YWCA of Brooklyn.

The BOC Women's Business Center is presenting a FREE evening seminar Ask for the Money! on Wednesday August 5, 2015 from 6;00 PM - 8:00 PM at the YWCA of Brooklyn.

The Business Center for New Americans invites you to participate in a FREE all day seminar QuickBooks Online, Level I on Thursday August 6, 2016 from 9:30 AM - 4;00 PM in Manhattan.

SCORE is presenting a morning seminar Questions You Need to Ask Before Starting a Business on Tuesday August 11, 2015 from 10:30 AM - 1:45 PM at the Brooklyn Public Library on Grand Army Plaza.

The National Association of Women Business Owners [NAWBO] is presenting an afternoon seminar Do You Want a Million Dollar Business? Learn How to Go Big! on Wednesday August 12, 2015 from 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM in Manhattan.

The Women's Venture Fund invites you to attend a FREE evening seminar Word-of-Mouth Marketing Today: How Social Media Fuels WOM on Wednesday Auguat 12, 2015 from 6;00 PM - 7:30 PM in Manhattan.

The Women's Venture Fund invites you to participate in a FREE evening seminar Hacking Through Entrepreneurial Finances: Making Money & Keeping It in the Business World on Wednesday August 12, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM.

The Better Business Bureau [BBB] is presenting a FREE morning seminar Learn About BBB Standards for Charity Accountability on Tuesday August 18, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM in Manhattan.

SCORE invites you to participate in a morning seminar Engage Your Customers with Effective Digital Strategies on Thursday August 20, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Science, Industry and Business Library in Manhattane.

During July-August 2015 the Small Business Administration is offering a series of FREE webinars Affordable Care Act 101 in English and in Spanish.  The webinars give small business owners the opportunity to learn the basics of the Act and how to enroll in health care insurance marketplaces. 

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