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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.

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 United States Patent and Trademark Office [USPTO] is presenting a FREE evening seminar Intellectual Property Basics on Monday September 22, 2014 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Columbia University.

The 2014 Harlem Business Innovation Summit will be held on Tuesday September 23, 2014 from 5;30 PM - 9:30 PM at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Manhattan. This event is FREE but registration is required.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office [USPTO] invites you attend a FREE evening intellectual property seminar What to Expect After Filing a Patent on Tuesday September 23, 2014 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Columbia University.

The BOC Women's Business Center is presenting a FREE evening seminar How To Be an Effective Small Business Leader on Tuesday September 23, 2014 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the Brooklyn Public Library - the Central Library -  on Grand Army Plaza.

Join the National Association of Women Business Owners [NAWBO] for a morning seminar The Secrets of Great Customer Loyalty on Wednesday September 24, 2014 from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM in Manhattan.

The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership [IFEL] invites you to participate in an evening webinar Financial Projections for Raising Capital on Monday September 29, 2014 from 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM.

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 Thypin Oltchick Institute for Entrepreneurship @ FEGS is presenting a FREE evening seminar Financing: Loans for Startups on Monday October 6, 2014 from 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM at the Con Edison Auditorium in Manhattan. Pre-registration is required.

The Science, Industry and Business Library [SIBL] is launching the NY StartUp! 2015 Business Plan Competition with a series of orientation sessions. The first orientation session is scheduled for Wednesday October 8, 2014 from 6:00 PM - 7;30 PM at SIBL.

The next WCBS News Radio 88 Small Business Breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday October 15, 2014 from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM at the Carltun, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, New York..

The Science, Industry and Business Library [SIBL] presents its annual Financial Planning Day @ SIBL on Friday October 17, 2014 from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

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

Crain's New York Business invites you to attend the Crain's Made in New York Trade Show on Thursday October 23, 2014 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.

The Workshop in Business Opportunities [WIBO] and the Harlem Community Development Corporation [Harlem CDC] invite you to participate in Capitalize & Finance Your Business Day on Friday October 24, 2014 from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Harlem State Office Building. For more information please call 212-684-0854.

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 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.

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