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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





  • WE NYC and the BOC Women's Business Center invite you to participate in a two part seminar WE Master Money: Funding on Thursday-Friday December 8-December 9, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the YWCA Brooklyn.
  • SCORE invites you to participate in a morning seminar Employment and Labor Law Essentials on Friday December 9, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Brooklyn Central Library on Grand Army Plaza.
  • The BOC Women's Business Center is presenting a FREE evening seminar Signing a Commercial Lease: What You Need to Know on Monday December 12, 2016 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Brooklyn Public library on Grand Army Plaza.
  • Learn about funding options for small businesses at SCORE and the SBA's FREE morning workshop Funding Your Small Business on Monday December 19, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Brooklyn Central Library on Grand Army Plaza.


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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