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NYC Small Business Resource Center

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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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

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.

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 Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Cleveland invite you to participate in their annual Small Business Credit Survey.

The New York City Department of Small Business Services is conducting its first survey - Small Business First - on how the Department can simply 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.

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 Science, Industry and Business Library [SIBL] is presenting the second orientation session for potential participants in The Library's NY StartUP! 2015 Business Plan Competition on Saturday October 25, 2014 from 12:30 PM - 2;00 PM at SIBL.

The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership's [IFEL] Next Level Webinar Series continues on Monday October 27, 2014 with Online Marketing Made Easy. The webinar will be held from 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM.

The Business Outreach Center - Bronx [BOC] is presenting a FREE afternoon seminar Financing Your Business for Start-Ups on Tuesday October 28, 2014 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM in the Bronx.

The National Association of Women Business Owners [NAWBO] invites you to attend a morning seminar The Secrets of Getting Paid On Time on Wednesday October 29, 2014 from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM in Manhattan.

Abigail Posner - Head of Strategic Planning and Agency Development for Google - is the next speaker in the French-American Chamber of Commerce's Meet the Executive series on Wednesday October 29, 2014 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Manhattan.

The BOC Network invites you to participate in a FREE evening panel discussion Food is Business on Wednesday October 29, 2014 from 6;30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Brooklyn Public Library on Grand Army Plaza.

The next New York Business Expo & Conference will be held on Thursday October 30, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Javits Center in Manhattan.

American Express OPEN invites you to participate in a FREE all day seminar CEO Bootcamp on Monday November 3, 2014 from 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM at the Sheraton Times Square in Manhattan.

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 at Microsoft's Times Square location. Each session runs from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

The Association of Pro Bono Counsel [APBCo] invites you to attend their second Small Business Legal Academy  -  a FREE consulting day for New York City's small business community - on Wednesday November 19, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at Brooklyn Law School.

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 mark@startsmallthinkbig.org 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 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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