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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 Crain's New York Business Family Business Summit is scheduled for Tuesday October 25, 2016 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Sheraton New York Times Square.
  • Join Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts [VLA] for a evening seminar Fair Use for Visual Artists on Tuesday October 25, 2016 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at the VLA Auditorium.
  • Convean invites you to attend their next Startupalooza at WeWork on Wednesday October 26, 2016 from 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM on Broad Street.
  • The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts [VLA]  is presenting an afternoon seminar Forming Your For-Profit Arts Business on Thursday October 27, 2016 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the VLA Auditorium.
  • The New York City Economic Development Corporation [NYCEDC] is launching the fifth year of Entrepreneurship Lab NYC [ELabNYC] a life sciences and entrepreneur training and networking program. ELabNYC is now accepting applications for the 2017 program. Applications accepted until November 1, 2016.
  • The next New York Business Expo and Conference is scheduled for Thursday November 10, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at th Jacob Javits Center.
  • The next round of applications is now being accepted for the NYC Economic Development Corporation's  and HITLAB's Digital Health Breakthrough Network. The anticipated fill date is November 15, 2016.
  • The Volunteer Lawyers For the Arts [VLA] invites you to participate in a afternoon seminar Knowing Your Rights: Fair Use for Documentary Filmmakers on Thursday November 17, 2016 from 4;30 PM - 7:30 PM at the NYU Production Lab.






  • The Business Center for New Americans invites you to participate in a FREE workshop Quickbooks Online: Level 1 on Tuesday November 15, 2016 from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM in Jackson Heights.

Staten Island

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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