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NYC Small Business Resource Center 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 Counsel General of the Dominican Republic invites you to attend an evening seminar NYC and State Certification and Contracting Opportunities on Wednesday August 27, 2014 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM in Manhattan. To register call 212-491-9640 or email

IFEL [Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership] invites you to participate in their next webinar Human Resources Skills for Making Your First Hires on Monday August 25, 2014 from 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM. 

The New American Chamber of Commerce is presenting a FREE evening seminar How to Open and Manage a Salon or Day Spa on Wednesday August 27, 2014 from 6;00 PM - 8:00 PM in Brooklyn.

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. 

Registration is now open for WIBO's [Workshop In Business Opportunities] Fall 2014,16-week workshop How to Build a Growing Profitable Business. 

The application period is still open for the New York City Economic Development Corporation's Next Top Makers program.  Apply by September 3, 2014.

The Counsel General of the Dominican Republic invites you to attend an evening seminar Corporate Certification and Contracting Opportunities on Wednesday September 3, 2014 from 6;00 PM - 9:00 PM in Manhattan. To register call 212-491-9640 or email

Learn strategies to manage risk, maintain safe premises and practices, and develop a plan to recover from business interruption at TruFund's and Travelers' FREE evening seminar Travelers Small Business Risk Education Workshop on Tuesday September 16, 2014 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM at the Harlem State Office Building. This event is for operating businesses only.

New York City has begun the early application phase for businesses, organizations, and residents with physical addresses in the five boroughs to request one or more .nyc domain names. The application phase runs from August 4, 2014 - October 3, 2014.

The New York Public Library invites you to participate in a FREE six part series Blueprint for Your Business Future: Workshops for Immigrant Businesses in Fall 2014. The Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Public Library will each present the series in Winter/Spring 2014.

The 9th Annual Small Business Summit is scheduled for Wednesday October 22, 2014 at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan.

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 NYC statistics? Visit NYCdata

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