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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

New York State has launched Business Mentor NY to help NYS small businesses connect with pro bono mentors from private industry. Through www.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 launches on November 15, 2014. 

On October 1, 2014 New York City launched Digital.nyc a first ever, all-inclusive online hub that connects New Yorkers with information, resources, and jobs in New York City's digital economy.

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 ownit.nyc.

CreativeLive.com invites you to participate in a new online course Command the Fees You Deserve on January 21, 2015-January 23, 2015 from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM [Eastern]. The course - presented by Ilise Benun - will be broadcast live on CreativeLive.com's Money/Life Channel.

The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership [IFEL] is presenting the next event in its Know-How Webinar Series on Monday January 26, 2015. Identifying the Right Target to Make Money is scheduked from 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM.

The BOC Network-Queens and the Consulado General del Ecuador en New York - Oficina Consular are presenting GRATIS! Todo lo que necesitas saber antes de abrir un restaurante on Lunes el 26 de Enero del 2015 [Parte 1] from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and on Martes, el 27 de Enero del 2015 [Parte 2] from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Long Island City.

The NYC Business Solutions Center - Queens invites you to attend a FREE afternoon seminar Tax Preparation for Your Small Business on Tuesday January 27, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM in Jamaica.

The Science, Industry and Business Library [SIBL] is presenting a FREE evening seminar Health Care Reform: What It Means to You on Tuesday January 27, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the Library.  Audrey Diop - Director of Public Health Insurance Initiatives for the NYC Human Resources Administration's Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access [OCHIA] is the scheduled speaker.

The Brooklyn Public Library invites you to participate in a FREE six part series Blueprint for Your Business Future: Workshops for Immigrant Businesses. The series launches on Tuesday January 27, 2015 and will be held at the Library's Business and Career Center at the Cadman Plaza West branch.. 

The New York Women's Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce of Washington Heights and Inwood, Inc  invite you to attend a morning seminar Paid Sick Leave is the Law on Wednesday January 28, 2015 from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM at the Faculty Club at the Columbia Medical Center in Upper Manhattan. RSVP to Lawrence Miles at 212-491-9640, x103, or at lmiles@nywcc.org.

NYC Business Solutions - Queens invites you to attend their next MWBE Certification Workshop on Thursday January 29, 2015 from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM in Jamaica.

The Brooklyn Public Library is presenting a FREE evening seminar How to Start a Child Care Business on Thursday January 29, 2015 from 6:00 PM -7:30 PM at the Cadman Plaza West branch.

The Workshop in Business Opportunities  [WIBO]  has opened registration for their 16-week Spring 2015  workshop series Learn How to Start, Run, and Grow Your Business Today! 

Macy's invites minority and/or women business owners to participate in the next Workshop at Macy's an exclusive FREE retail vendor development program designed to give select high potential minority and/or women business owners the tools to succeed and sustain growth in the retail industry.  The application deadline is February 1, 2015.

The next WCBS Small Business Network Night is scheduled for Thursday February 5, 2015 from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.

The Thypin Oltchick Institute for Women's Entrepreneurship @ FEGS invites you to attend an evening seminar Start Your Business in Bushwick, Brooklyn on Thursday February 5, 2015 from 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM at the Audrey Johnson Learning Center in Brooklyn.

The Queens Public Library invites you to participate in a FREE six part series Blueprint for Your Business Future: Workshops for Immigrant Businesses. The series launches on Monday February 23, 2015 and will be held at the Library's Flushing Branch on Main Street. 

The Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York is presenting a morning symposium Designing the Future for Success and Sustainability on Tuesday February 24, 2015 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Baruch College in Manhattan.

In January and February 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.

In January and February 2015 the Small Business Administration is offering FREE bi-weekly webinars in Spanish - Affordable Care Act 101 - to small business owners wanting to learn the basics of the Affoirdable Care Act and how they can enroll in health care insurance marketplaces.

The Workshop in Business Opportunities [WIBO] and the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership [IFEL] invite you to participate in their 8th Annual Next Level Competition: Pitch. Plan. Grow. Early Bird Pricing is available until April 20, 2015. General registartion is available through June 8, 2015.

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 BusinessCreditFacts.com

Need New York City Statistics? Then visit:  NYC Data;  NYC Open Data; and We Are Made in New York

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