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Helpful Resources


Business Events




  • SCORE's next QuickBooks in the Cloud Hands-On Workshop for PC and Mac Users seminar is scheduled for Thursday June 22, 2017 from 1:00 PM - 5;00 PM at Presti & Naegele.
  • Learn how to craft your business plan at SCORE's FREE full day workshop Create the Business Plan That's Right for You on Wednesday June 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Wells Fargo Bank on 42nd Street.
  • The Pace University Small Business Development Center [SBDC] and the Small Business Administration are offering a full day seminar in digital marketing - Marketing Bitz Bootcamp - on Tuesday June 27, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Yext.
  • Startupalooza invites you to participate in their Summer Pitching event on Wednesday June 28, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at WeWork on Broad Street.
  • The Pace University Small Business Development Center [SBDC] and Excelsior Growth Fund are presenting  a FREE two part seminar Forecasting Sales Growth: a Guide to Financial Projections on Thursday July 13, 2017 and Tuesday July 18, 2017 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM at One Pace Plaza.
  • Need to know more about trademarks? The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is presenting a afternoon seminar Trademark Basics for Artists on Thursday July 18, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM at the VLA Auditorium.



  • The final part in the Brooklyn Public Library's series You Can Make It! Be Crafty & Make Money - a panel discussion on Starting a Craft Business & Selling Online - is scheduled for Tuesday June 20, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the Brooklyn Central Library Conference Room on Grand Army Plaza. Registration is required - call 718.623.7000 and select option 4.
  • The New American Chamber of Commerce [NACC] invites you to attend their annual International and Multicultural Business, Homebuyers and Health Expo on Thursday June 22, 2017 from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM at the Sheraton Brooklyn.
  • WEnyc is presenting a morning seminar WE Master Money: Funding on Thursday June 22, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM at the YWCA Brooklyn.
  • SCORE invites you to attend a morning seminar Creative Marketing on a Shoestring Budget on Friday June 23, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Brooklyn Central Library on Grand Army Plaza.


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Other Locations

  • 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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