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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

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs [DCA] announced that - effective July 1, 2014 - the Department implemented a package of reforms designed to reduce fines on small businesses. DCA also released checklists - found on their Business Toolkit web page -used by their inspectors in the field.

The Harlem Commonwealth Council invites you to attend one of several scheduled FREE information sessions about the Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund - Mico-Loan Information. These sessions are scheduled for May 28, 2014, June 25, 2014, July 30, 2014, and August 27, 2014 at the Council's Harlem office. 

The second annual GREATTech Awards competition is now accepting entries. The competition is a contest to encourage high growth U.S. based tech firms to migrate to Britian. The application deadline is August 1, 2014.

Start Small Think Big invites you to attend a FREE morning seminar the 10 Most Common Financial Mistakes Business Owners Make When Financing a Business and How to Avoid Them on Tuesday August 5, 2014 from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM in Manhattan.

The Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in their Spain-U.S. Start-Up Business Plan Competition. The entry deadline is August 8, 2014..  Visit the competition website for information about eligibility requirements, key dates, and to apply.

Start Small Think Big invites you to attend a FREE morning seminar Confused by Contracts? on Tuesday August 19, 2014 from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM in Manhattan.

Are you Interested in Procurement Opportunities? Then attend this FREE Small Business Administration seminar on Wednesday August 20, 2014 from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM in the Bronx.

During June, July, and August 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. 

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.

The Federal Researve Bank of New York has a Resource Center for homeowners, renters,  and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy.

StartUp New York is the leading resource for small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy.

NYC Business Solutions-Get Your Business Launched!

NYC launches new health insurance website for small business owners

Small group meeting rooms available at no charge

Funding for seed stage NYC tech companies

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 NYC statistics? Visit NYCdata