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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







  • Planning to start a business in 2017? Then attend the BOC Women's Business Center's evening seminar Use Design Thinking to Validate Your Business Idea on Wednesday January 18, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the YWCA Brooklyn on Third Avenue.
  • Join the founders of Kirrin Finch and the Fillery as they detail how to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign at an evening seminar Start Smart: Crowdfunding on Tuesday January 24, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the Brooklyn Public Library on Grand Army Plaza.
  • SCORE invites you to attend a morning seminar  The Road to Self-Employment: Exploring Options in Franchising on Thursday January 26, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Brooklyn Central Library on Grand Army Plaza. 


  • The Queens Economic Development Corporation [QEDC] invites you to attend a FREE morning seminar Tax Boot Camp for the Self-Employed on Wednesday January 18, 2017 from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM at Queens Borough Hall.

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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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