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Employee or Independent Contractor? How Do I Know?

This course will inform you, the business owner, to determine whether an individual you hire is an employee or independent contractor. It is critical that business owners correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors. Is the worker a Form W2 or a 1099? What does that mean for your business? In this session we will […]

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Kick Off Flushing’s World Fair on June 15

A three-day expo showcasing the food and culture of Flushing and the surrounding neighborhoods will be kicking off next month, evoking the spirit of the 1964 World’s Fair with a modern twist that reflects the worldliness of the borough today. Flushing’s World Fair — scheduled for June 15-17 — will feature workshops on how businesses can capitalize on the growing […]

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Free Registration to the International Franchise Expo

Are you interested in owning a franchise? Do you want to be your own boss? Come to the International Franchise Expo from May 31st thru June 2nd at the Javits Center in New York and meet with proven franchise brands at every level, in every industry and learn about how you can become the owner of a franchise by listening […]

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SBS Mobile Unit is coming to Flushing

On May 23rd, from 11AM thru 3PM, the SBS Mobile Unit will be in Bland Park at Flushing between Main St. and Prince St. Anyone can stop by and learn about MWBE Certification, Access to Finance, NYC Regulations Assistance and more. New business owners should definitely come, as there will be two business councilors there to help work with clients. Mandarin translators […]

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World’s Fair History Walking Tour

It’s Mother’s Day! Our free tours of famous World’s Fair sites will include buttons, souvenir maps of the 1964 World’s Fair, and chocolate roses for mom. Hear the stories behind the Unisphere, New York State Pavilion, Hall of Science, Queens Zoo Aviary, Carousel, Time Capsules, Underground Home, the second-oldest outdoor antiquity in NYC, and more at Flushing Meadows Corona Park […]

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HR Tools for the Small Business Owner

To be a successful small-business owner, you must master the art of juggling. Owning and managing a small business means having to take on multiple roles, from accounting to marketing to human resources. Unfortunately, it’s easy for small-business owners to sometimes ignore the human resources side of business. The goal of the workshop is to provide details about how HR […]

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Food Retail: Getting Better Results From Your Inventory

Food retail businesses can operate on slim profit margins, so it’s essential that you get the most out of your inventory. This course teaches the tools to help you identify the right products for your business, effectively sell these products, and make the right decisions to raise your profitability. By the end of the course, you will be able to: […]

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Workshop: Understanding & Managing Credit

Business Center for New Americans(BCNA) and Capital One are teaming up to host a free workshop on understanding and managing your credit. This workshop takes place on Tuesday, May 22 at 10AM at the Business Center for New Americans located at 78-27 37 Ave, 2nd Floor, Suite #1 in Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Topics in this workshop include; Understanding your […]

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Fun with Fungi: Mycoculture Using Compost

On May 19th, from 10:30AM thru 12:30PM, discover the wonders of the fungal kingdom at the Queens Botanical Garden! Learn about the basics of fungal biology and the role of fungi as decomposers in soil. Participants will then learn how compost may be applied as a substrate to cultivate beneficial fungi. Finally, participants will be guided in assembling their own […]

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Ready to Rent Workshops

Are you searching for an affordable apartment? Ready to Rent is a program educating renters on budgeting, credit, and the rental process through the NYC housing lottery. Services provided by this program include: Application Assistance for Housing Lotteries using Housing Connect, Information Required for Eligibility to Housing Lotteries, and Free Financial Counseling. Workshops for Ready to Rent will take place […]