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Business Plan Winner 2016

NY Start UP! 2016 First place winners

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The Immigrant Business Connection


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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


  • Sample Business Plans are available for your use via Gale's Small Business Resource Center database. The database is available onsite or remotely from home with a valid New York Public Library card.
  • Small Group Meeting Rooms are available free at the Science, Industry and Business Library for groups of 2-10 people working on a business project. Time slots are for one or two hours and Wi-Fi is available.
  • Pace University's Small Business Development Center and the Science, Industry and Business Library [SIBL] have launched a FREE one-on-one Business Counseling Service at SIBL. One hour sessions are available one Tuesday a month [from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM]  and one Wednesday a month [from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM]. Registration is required. 

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  • The U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs [ASE] provides data on select economic and demographic characteristics of employer businesses and their owners by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status. ASE is a supplement to the Bureau's Survey of Business Owners [SBO] which is done every five years.
  • 2016 data is now available from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics' American Time Use Survey detailing the amount of time people spend doing various activities such as paid work, child care, volunteering, and socializing.
  • Effective December 21, 2015: anyone who owns a small unarmed aircraft of a certain weight must register with the Federal Aviation Administration's Unmanned Aircraft System [UAS] Registry before flying outdoors. People who previously operated their UAS must register by February 16, 2016. People who do not register could face civil and criminal penalties. Drone owners can also call 1-844-244-3565.



Business Events







  • WEnyc invites you to participate in a FREE two day seminar WE Master Money: Funding on Monday-Tuesday January 22-January 23, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the YWCA Brooklyn, Commun ity Room.
  • Interested in creating/updating your business plan or launching a new product or service? Then participate in SCORE's morning mid-day seminar Create the Business Plan That's Right for You on Monday January 29, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Brooklyn Central Library on Grand Army Plaza.
  • The New American Chamber of Commerce is hosting a SBA seminar series - Small Business Bootcamp - on five consecutive Wednesdays from January 10, 2018 - February 7, 2018 on Court Street. All sessions run from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
  • The BOC Women's Business Center is presenting a evening seminar How to Attract New Business & Keep Your  Life Sane on Wednesday February 28, 2018 from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM at the Brooklyn Business Library on Grand Army Plaza.


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Other Locations

  • 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.