Do You Have A Business Overseas and Want to Expand to NYC? Apply for IN2NYC Today!

IN2NYC is a City-led program that helps international entrepreneurs expand or relocate their businesses to New York City. The IN2NYC helps entrepreneurs who have started businesses overseas and wants to expand or relocate their business to the United States. International students graduating from U.S. universities who have started their own businesses are also eligible to apply. All applicants must have […]

Chamber Joins Coalition to Successfully Pass Awnings Act!

Once vibrant commercial strip in Flushing now barren due to sign penalties Flushing, NY – Council Members Rafael Espinal and Peter Koo today joined merchants in the Asian American Federation’s Union Street Small Business Program in Flushing to rally in support of the Awnings Act – legislation that would ease the punitive burden on small businesses in response to a recent […]

Finding Money at 0% – 3% Interest Rates: Yes Under 3%!

The NYC Business Solutions Center in Queens can help connect you with our lending partners who are currently offering various products for less than 3%. During this workshop you will be introduced to several financing opportunities that our lending partners are currently offering to Small Businesses in NYC. You will gain insight into the eligibility requirements and application process for […]

NYC Love Your Local Small Business Grant Program

The Love Your Local Small Business Grant Program is a program created by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) to help local businesses continue providing the jobs, goods, and services that make our neighborhoods vibrant. The program will select 20 small businesses to each receive an in-depth assessment of their business, one-on-one business consultations, and a grant of […]

Reach Customers Online with Google

We encourage you to join this class to learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using a free business listing, search engine optimization (SEO) techniques, and online advertising. We’ll introduce some tools that can help, including Google Analytics and Google Trends. In this workshop you will learn about: Creating a free Google My Business […]

Your Business & the New Tax Laws

Join the workshop to learn about the tax reform bill signed into law in December 2017 that significantly changed how businesses are taxed at the federal level in 2019. This workshop will provide a review of the key provisions affecting businesses of this sweeping new tax legislation. Many deductions were eliminated and some new ones have been introduced. This course will […]

Welcoming International Business to New York and Queens College

International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC) is a program that helps entrepreneurs build their businesses in NYC by facilitating partnerships that qualify entrepreneurs for cap-exempt H-1b visas. How does IN2NYC work? Entrepreneurs selected through a competitive process will be matched with one of seven partner CUNY schools in New York City. Entrepreneurs and their partner schools will form collaborative partnerships that will enable […]

Signing A Commercial Lease: What You Need To Know

Join this course to learn about lease agreements! Business owners know that securing the right commercial space is an important decision, but many are not prepared to enter the lease negotiation process. By effectively negotiating a lease agreement before signing it, small business owners can avoid costly mistakes in the future. You will learn about: – The importance of pre-planning […]

Choosing The Right Legal Structure

As a business owner, choosing the right legal structure is ideal for optimal growth within the business. The NYC Department of Small Business Services is offering a FREE workshop to help business owners choose the right structure. Every organization has a different business structure that can, ultimately, impact your tax liabilities, potential personal liability, asset protection, and more. This course […]

Free Business Courses to Prep for Emergencies!

Join Queens workshops to learn more about keeping your business safe. From inspections and fires, to major storms and flooding, NYC business owners face many challenges and regulations that can impact your operations and assets. These free workshops are sponsored by the New York City Department of Small Business Services. Learn how to: Stay in business by identifying your key […]