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A web portal that provides relevant information—in the language of their choosing—to New Americans wanting to start a business in New York City.

Helpful Resources


Business Events





  • The New American Chamber of Commerce [NACC] invites you to attend a morning seminar Starting a Business at 50+ on Thursday April 27, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at 26 Court Street.
  • The BOC Women's Business Center is presenting a morning seminar How to Write a Successful Business Plan on Thursday May 11, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the YWCA Brooklyn.
  • Join the BOC Women's Business Center for an afternoon seminar How to Apply for a Loan with BOC Capital on Thursday May 11, 2017 from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM at the YWCA Brooklyn.
  • The BOC Women's Business Center invites you to attend a morning seminar Selling to the Government & 8(a) on Wednesday May 17, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the YWCA Brooklyn.
  • The Brooklym Public Library invites you to join them for Created in Brooklyn: a Series of Photographs and Conversations with Randy Duchaine. In its fifthe year, this series continues Duchaine's conversations with Brooklyn creators on three Wednesday evenings - April 12, May 10, and June 14 - from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Park Slope Library. RSVP is required.


  • WEnyc invites you to participate in a two day seminar WE Master Money: Funding on Tuesday-Wednesday  April 25-April 26, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Consulado General de Ecuador in Long Island City. This seminar is offered in Spanish. Please be prepared to attend both sessions.
  • Join the Business Center for New Americans at a FREE evening seminar Using Facebook and LinkedIn for Business on Wednesday April 26, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Jackson Heights. 
  • The Business Center for New Americans is presenting a FREE evening seminar Leveraging Instagram and Twitter for Your Business on Wednesday May 3, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Jackson Heights.


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  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute, the University of Albany School of Business and Syracuse University will host the 8th Annual New York Business Plan Competition on April 28, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany.
  • The Small Business Administrations [SBA's} National Small Business Week is scheduled for Sunday April 30-Saturday May 6, 2017.​
  • NYCxDesign - New York City's official annual celebration of global design - is scheduled for May 3-24, 2017 with events scheduled in all five boroughs.
  • The Tri-State VegFest is scheduled for the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center on Saturday June 17, 2017 from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM in Edison.
  • The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership's 2016 schedule of Next Level Webinars is now available. All webinars take place on the last Monday of the month from 8:30 PM -9:30 PM.
  • The European Patent Office is offering a series of webinars for patent information users. 

Notices & Press

  • The Volunteers of Legal Service' Microenterprise Project and the New York City Department of Small Business Services have joined together to launch their Commercial Leasing Initiative. Through the Initiative, volunteer lawyers will educate entrepremeurs and small business owners across the City about leasing commercial real estate.

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