Announcing SBA New York’s 2018 International B2B and Small Business Resource Forum

Announcing SBA New York’s 2018 International B2B and Small Business Resource Forum

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Join us to meet one-on-one with 40 different Federal, state and city government agencies that help businesses access new opportunities. Non-profit organizations will be in attendance too.

Learn from more than 30 speakers from the United States and around the world about how to 1. Start a Business; 2. Grow your business; and 3. Export to International Markets.

95 percent of the world’s customers live outside the United States. Come and learn how to access them!

Follow this link to reserve your seat

Sign up for one of this week’s small business workshops:

Click on the links below to learn more or register

Monday, April 16th

Brooklyn – 10 Steps to Starting Your Business – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY,11238

There’s a saying that you have to “fake it till you make it,” in life and in business. However, you also hear about wantrepreneurs. So what’s the difference? The real difference to me is in the action. If you want to get started, but you don’t know how to begin from zero, here is a simple and effective approach. Please join me on 10 step-by-step to get started on your business today.

Tuesday, April 17th

Staten Island – MWB3: Issues and Opportunities Forum – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon | Hilton Garden Inn – Cherry Willow Suites, 1100 South Ave, Staten Island, NY,10314

Learn about local, state and federal opportunities, eligibility, process, and contracts at this workshop at the SIEDC Business Conference. Hear about exclusive opportunities for Staten Island MWBEs, NYS BidLinx program, and the IBZ Program. Listen to a panel of local MWBEs and voice your issues about the certification process & program.

Patchouge – Funding Your Business – 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. | Patchogue-Medford Public Library, 54-60 E Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772

Learn about conventional bank lending and alternative methods for obtaining financing for your start up or existing business. This is a FREE workshop, but Registration is Required. Bring Brown Bag Lunch & Learn! Speakers: Pierre Lespinasse, Senior Business Advisor, Stony Brook SBDC Barbara Liguori, Business Banker, Capital One Bank.

White Plains – SBA’s 3 Cs: Capital, Counseling and Contracting – 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. | White Plain Public Library, 100 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601

Join SBA in White Plains to discover how the federal agency supports small business growth and starts through access to capital, small business counseling and government contracting.

Brooklyn – Understanding a Commercial Lease – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Business & Career Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Trustees Room, Brooklyn, NY,11238

This workshop will provide information for small business owners to address the following : Negotiating a Commercial Lease, Lease Terms, Breaking a Lease, First Right to Purchase, 504 Loan (Commercial Real Estate Purchase), Documentation Requirements and Loan Criteria, Real Estate Tax Breaks. Registration is required a seating is limited.

Poughkeepsie – I wanna be a Millionaire – the 99 Minute Way – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | WEDC MHV – ThinkDutchess Alliance for Business, 3 Neptune Rd, Suite A21, Poughkeepsie, NY,12601

The 99 Minute Way is a personal educational program for sound, long-term investing taught by two investment professionals, Dr. Phillip Kasofsky, Michael Harvey, ESQ. Using established principles, the pair teaches people how to invest on their own, saving money and building capital for life goals. They do not sell services or financial products or promote complex, stock-picking theories. Instead, The 99 Minute Way offers clear direction information and support to audiences hungry for guidance on managing their personal investing and on building wealth.

Manhattan – Business Model for Artists – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue, Sutie 2-140, New York, NY 10010

Webinar – Mobile Marketing – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Presented by SCORE

Wednesday, April 18th

Brooklyn – Women Owning It – 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | The NY Media Center, 30 John Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 

Building a business but feeling like the only woman in the room? Looking for a space to celebrate your accomplishments and contributions? Needing to hear from other ladies crushing it on the daily? Women Owning It is a celebration of women in media and tech killin’ it in their fields and owning their space in the industry. Featuring a speed networking round and a panel of five women who own businesses or just their corners of the room, our hope is that attendees leave feeling empowered to build their businesses, brands and billable hours. In this morning session, participants will hear from women in the worlds of digital marketing, AR+VR and film festivals, all experts in the business of staking claim to your individual ownership.

Farmingdale – Business Basics: How to Successfully Start a Small Business** – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.| SBDC Conference Center-Farmingdale State College2350 Broadhollow Road, SBDC Conference Center (by Golf Driving Range), Farmingdale, NY 11735 **$10 Fee

What you need to start a small business. Topics will include business types, government regulations, writing a business plan, basic tax information, and financing your business. Pre-registration is required. Coffee will be served. Presenter: Christina Loggia, Business Adviser.

Webinar – Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Staten Island – Hiring, Onboarding and Paying Employees – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Staten Island Advance Building, 950 W. Fingerboard Rd., Staten Island, NY,10305

Attendees will learn about some of the most important employee management issues for small business. This SCORE/Paychex seminar will cover federal laws impacting hiring decisions; clarifying employee expectations; classifying exempt or non-exempt employees and determining appropriate compensation.

Flushing – Business Success Series III – Marketing Strategies for Your Business (in Chinese) – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Flushing Library, 41-17 Main St, 3rd Floor, NY, NY,10354

Learn about the essentials of a marketing plan, performance measures, social media marketing and more.

Manhattan – Managing Your Company’s Finances – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue, Suite 2-140, New York, NY 10010

Presented by Mary Anne Holley, Lecturer This seminar offers practical do-it-yourself methods of managing the finances of start-up companies. Participants will explore simple ways to set up record- keeping systems, develop budgets and generate reports that will help them control costs, improve cash flow and contribute to the ongoing strategic planning for their businesses. Basic techniques and a quick look at QuickBooks will be discussed.

Manhattan – Intellectual Property Rights for Entrepreneurs – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Pace University, One Pace Plaza, New York, NY,10038

Have you developed an innovative product or service, and find yourself hesitant to share it with prospective investors or partners because you don’t want to see your concept stolen or duplicated? The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has partnered with the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project to bring you legal professionals who will help you navigate through the intricacies of intellectual property law to better protect your ideas and business concepts. After the presentation, there will be time for Q&A to address any follow up questions or concerns you may have. Attendees will also learn about free and low-cost 1:1 legal assistance available through the City Bar Justice Center.

Ellenville – How to Start Your own Business** – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Ellenville High School, 28 Maple Ave., Ellenville, NY,12401 **$35 Fee

This seminar provides students with a checklist for starting a small business and includes: Personal Assessment; How to Register a New Business; Employer ID number; NYS and NYC Permits and Licenses; Business insurance and much more! If you want to start your business but wonder how to go about doing it, this is the seminar for you. Learn what makes a successful startup possible as well as what must be in place to keep the business running successfully

Thursday, April 19th

Farmingdale – How to Write a Business Plan** 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. | SBDC Conference Center-Farmingdale State College2350 Broadhollow Road (by Golf Driving Range), Farmingdale, NY 11735  **$10 Fee

An in-depth, interactive experience designed to help you develop an effective business plan

Long Island City – Marketing Strategies and Building a Blog for your Business 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.| LaGuardia Community College, 30-20 Thomson Ave, 2nd Floor, Room B-201, LIC, NY,11101

Learn about the essentials of a marketing plan, performance measures, social media marketing and more.

Manhattan – Selling to the Federal Government – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon | U.S. Small Business Administration, 26 Federal Plaza, 6th Floor Conference Center, New York, NY 10278

You could be leaving Thousands or even Millions of $$$ on the Federal Government Procurement Table. The Federal Government purchases more than $500 Billion in goods and services on an annual basis. The above programs are all geared toward assisting socially and economically disadvantaged businesses, as well as small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones. (HUBZone) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Attend one of our FREE certification training sessions to learn more.

Flushing – (Chinese) Marketing Strategies and Building a Blog for Your Business – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Kenvic Training Center, 36-57 Main St, 2nd Floor, Flushing, NY,11354

Learn about the essentials of a marketing plan, performance measures, social media marketing and more.

Brooklyn – Financial Fitness Workshop – 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. | Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Trustee’s Room, 3rd Fl, Brooklyn, NY,11238

JOIN OUR FINANCIAL FITNESS TRAINER DENISE GARRETT WHO WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO: Exercise good credit habits – credit basics – how the credit score impacts your life Strengthen your relationship with money – understand how to make your money work for you in your personal life and your business Take baby steps towards savings and turn them into a jog – saving for emergencies – saving for leisure/travel – saving for college or that house

Manhattan – Tell me the Story of Your Venutre – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Baruch College, 55 Lexington Avenue Suite 2-140, New York, NY 10010

Presented by Glenn Emanuel, Lecturer Every Entrepreneur, at every stage, needs the ability to communicate their idea, vision and venture to Stakeholder groups. What actually is the story of your venture? Even if my idea is simple, every business has so many moving parts. How do I get noticed when suppliers, investors, customers, etc all have more options than they can support? In this seminar you will learn exactly that by doing and learning from others. Mastering this could very well mean the difference between success or failure at any lifecycle stage.

Friday, April 20th

Brooklyn – Meet the Lenders: Alternative vs. Traditional Lenders – 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. | Long Island Unversity (LIU), 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY,11201

Looking for capital to grow your small business? Have you applied for a loan before? Not sure what lenders are looking for when evaluating loan applications? If you answered yes to one of these questions, then you don’t want to miss this event. Join SBA and its lending partners for an opportunity to meet one-on-one with small business lenders. Find out what they’re looking for in a loan application. Ask them questions you haven’t had the chance to ask. Network with other entrepreneurs. Learn, learn, learn!

Nanuet – HR 101: Hiring, Onboarding and Paying Employees – 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Nanuet Public Library, 149 Church St, Nanuet, NY,10954

This SCORE/SBDC/Paychex seminar will cover: clarifying employee expectations, information on the Fair Labor Standards Act and classifying exempt or non-exempt employees, determining appropriate compensation, and legal matters relevant for employers. SCORE also offers free and confidential mentoring sessions in addition to the seminar.

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