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Calling All Small Media and Entertainment Businesses!

Apply today to AMP NYC to help your business grow! AMP NYC is a three-month accelerator for media and entertainment businesses looking to increase business, elevate their brands, expand audience reach, and respond to rapidly changing shifts in the market.

Through this program, you’ll learn how to understand competitive positioning, change management, and marketing and sales to scale. You’ll also receive one-on-one mentorship from leaders in the industry.

AMP NYC runs from April through June and is a rigorous three-month program that requires at least a three-hour time commitment per week. RSVP here.

About NYC Small Business Services

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) helps unlock economic potential and create economic security for all New Yorkers by connecting New Yorkers to good jobs, creating stronger businesses, and building thriving neighborhoods across the five boroughs.

About the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is a multicultural membership association of entrepreneurs and civic leaders representing the most diverse community in New York.  The Chamber fosters the economic growth, inclusive diversity, and shared prosperity of greater Flushing through advocacy, networking, and education. More information is available at flushingchamber.nyc.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with WE NYC this March!

City Launches New Program to Create New Affordable Lines of Credit For Women Entrepreneurs

The City of New York is launching a new program to help women entrepreneurs access affordable lines of credit needed to start and grow businesses. The new program, called WE Credit, will provide up to 250 women entrepreneurs with lines of credit of averaging $50,000 at below market interest rates. Learn more.

Avoid Common Business Violations

The City of New York offers free on-site compliance consultations to help businesses understand and follow government rules before an inspection occurs. Request a Consultation.

Small Business Advocates

SBS’s Small Business Advocates make it easier for you to start, operate, and grow without delay. They will help you:

  • Understand key City rules & requirements
  • Connect to government agencies to get the permits & licenses you need
  • Coordinate plan reviews and inspections
  • Help you understand how to resolve any issues or violations

Learn more.

Bilingual Commercial Driver Training

Improve your English skills and start your career as a commercial driver. The free training includes four weeks of tailored instruction and practice testing to help you secure your commercial driving permit, build conversational English skills, and learn the vocabulary and tasks involved in commercial driving. Apply here.

Business PREP Grants

You may be eligible for an on-site, one-on-one risk assessment through the New York City Department of Small Business Services. Following the assessment, you may be eligible to receive a grant of up to $3,000 to buy items and equipment recommended for your business. Apply here.

About Women Entrepreneurs (WE) NYC

WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs NYC) is an initiative based out of the New York City Department of Small Business Services that is dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses. For more information, visit we.nyc.

About the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is a multicultural membership association of entrepreneurs and civic leaders representing the most diverse community in New York.  The Chamber fosters the economic growth, inclusive diversity, and shared prosperity of greater Flushing through advocacy, networking, and education. More information is available at flushingchamber.nyc.

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Check out Free Business Workshops this March!

Choosing the Right Business Structure

This workshop includes an in-depth discussion about the pros and cons of the available options in New York State, such as sole proprietorship, partnership, “c” or “s” corporation, and the limited liability company (LLC), so you can determine which one is best for you.

The event will take place at NYC Small Business Solutions Queens center located at 90-27 Sutphin Boulevard ,4th Floor Queens, NY 11435 and will be on March 6th, from 12:30 PM – 1:30PM. RSVP here.

Building Your Own Business Website

There will be a course that will teach you to:

  • Define the essential components of effective websites
  • Create a domain name that is easy to write and remember
  • Decide which website builder is best for your business
  • Develop a website using the Wix platform, including an eCommerce system

The event will take place at Sunnyside Library located at 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue Long Island City, NY 11104 and will on March 7th, from 5 PM – 7:30 PM. RSVP here.

Operating Like a Pro (Queens Night Market)

Need help improving your retail business? In this event, you will:

  • Create a personalized checklist for daily operations that can reduce costs
  • Understand the regulations around handling food
  • Deliver trainings for staff to improve your customer service
  • Identify potential threats to the security of your business
  • Measure sales and set achievable sales goals

The event will take place at LaGuardia Community College located at 31-10 Thomson Ave Building E, 2nd Floor, Room 242 Long Island City, NY 11101 and will be on March 11th, from 6:30 PM – 9 PM. RSVP here.

Creating a Business Idea that works

This course will help you think of an action plan for your business, in it, you will:

  • Identify the market problem your business will solve
  • Define your target customers, industry, and competitors
  • Create research plans to better understand your customers, industry, and competitors
  • Develop a unique value proposition (UVP) statement
  • Draft your business concept statement

The event will take place at Sunnyside Library located at 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue Long Island City, NY 11104 and will be on March 21st, from 5 PM – 7:30 PM. RSVP here.

About NYC Small Business Services (SBS)

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) helps unlock economic potential and create economic security for all New Yorkers by connecting New Yorkers to good jobs, creating stronger businesses, and building thriving neighborhoods across the five boroughs.  For more information, visit nyc.gov/business.

About the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is a multicultural membership association of entrepreneurs and civic leaders representing the most diverse community in New York.  The Chamber fosters the economic growth, inclusive diversity, and shared prosperity of greater Flushing through advocacy, networking, and education. More information is available at flushingchamber.nyc.

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Check out the M/WBE Workshop on March 8th!

You are invited to participate in the upcoming M/WBE Certification Workshop on March 8th from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM at the Queens Library located at 41-17 Main Street Flushing, NY, 11355.  To RSVP, email Rasel Rahman at RRahman@cchr.nyc.gov or call 719-657-1187.


About the NYC Department of Small Business Services

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) helps unlock economic potential and create economic security for all New Yorkers by connecting New Yorkers to good jobs, creating stronger businesses, and building thriving neighborhoods across the five boroughs.

About the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is a multicultural membership association of entrepreneurs and civic leaders representing the most diverse community in New York.  The Chamber fosters the economic growth, inclusive diversity, and shared prosperity of greater Flushing through advocacy, networking, and education. More information is available at flushingchamber.nyc.

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Join the WE Connect Event and Celebrate Women’s History Month!

Join WE NYC to learn about how to better collaborate at The Power of WE: Building Successful Partnerships, featuring a special talk with Tiffany Norwood, founder and CEO of Tribetan.

In addition to building a framework for collaboration, this event will also feature:

  • FREE 1 on 1 WE Legal consultations in partnership with Start Small Think Big. Please note that appointments will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis at check-in with a General Admission and Legal Consultation ticket.
  • FREE childcare for those who are preregistered and confirmed. Please select this option when you register.

The event takes place on March 7th, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Brooklyn Public Library, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn.

RSVP here: WE Connect

About Women Entrepreneurs NYC

WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs NYC) is an initiative based out of the New York City Department of Small Business Services that is dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses.

About the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce

 The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is a multicultural membership association of entrepreneurs and civic leaders representing the most diverse community in New York.  The Chamber fosters the economic growth, inclusive diversity, and shared prosperity of greater Flushing through advocacy, networking, and education. More information is available at flushingchamber.nyc.

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Join The OneNYC 2019 Small Business Roundtable!

In 2015, New York City set an ambitious agenda to create a strong and just city with OneNYC. Today, they have made major progress toward those goals and introduced new initiatives to ensure equitable and sustainable growth.

We invite you to a discussion with OneNYC Director Daniel Zarrilli and the NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop on the challenges facing the future of our city and what is needed to create strong, vibrant commercial opportunities throughout the five boroughs and to support existing and new small businesses.

Potential topics that will be covered:

  • Strengthening commercial hubs outside Manhattan
  • The changing nature of retail and vacancy rates
  • Succession planning for retiring owners
  • Transportation needs and challenges

The event will take place on Monday, February 25th from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM and will be located at 110 William Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10038. RSVP here.

About OneNYC

OneNYC envisions how the physical city should be shaped to address a range of social, economic, and environmental issues while building on New York City’s strengths. It draws upon best practices when appropriate, but also proposes innovative solutions for our most vexing challenges.

About the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is a multicultural membership association of entrepreneurs and civic leaders representing the most diverse community in New York.  The Chamber fosters the economic growth, inclusive diversity, and shared prosperity of greater Flushing through advocacy, networking, and education. More information is available at flushingchamber.nyc.

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