Free Fashion Training Available

Custom Collaborative is offering a free comprehensive 14-week program teaching the art, technique, and business of fashion design. Custom Collaborative specializes in teaching women how to construct made-to-measure clothing and personalized accessories for all body types. The training program includes extensive instruction in fashion business basics including marketing, sourcing, ethical manufacturing, and sustainability, along with personal finance. Students graduate equipped […]

Lunch & Learn: Tax Strategy for Entrepreneurs & Freelancers

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is launching a “Lunch & Learn” program starting on Wednesday, June 29, 12pm noon. The program will be conducted virtually via remote video conference and will feature industry experts presenting on a variety of topics important to small business owners and freelancers. The Lunch & Learn program is part of the Chamber’s continuing effort […]

Discuss the Future of our Community

Queens, often celebrated as one of the most diverse places in the world, is home to hundreds of small, locally-owned businesses — many hit hard by Covid-19. Join Open House New York on Wednesday, June 17 at 4pm for Conversations on the City | John Choe: On Commerce to learn how the economic development efforts in one neighborhood, Flushing, are […]

UPDATE: Assistance Available for Local Business in Covid-19 Crisis

All Non-Essential Businesses Must Close Effective Sunday, March 22, 8:00pm, the City will enforce the closure of all non-essential businesses in New York City, pursuant to State regulations. For more information on the City’s COVID-19 response, visit the NYC Health Department and the NYC Department of Small Business Services. Gatherings of People Not Allowed Non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size […]

CUNY I-Corps Innovation Lean Bootcamp

The CUNY I-Corps Innovation Lean Bootcamp is accepting applications for the Winter 2020  season to be held in Queens College. The two-week program provides teams with a real world, hands-on learning experience on how to successfully transfer ideas into products and services that benefit society. It utilizes the Lean Startup methodology to get students “out of the building” to conduct […]