Appointments

Thank you for your interest in making an appointment with us. For the duration of the pandemic, note that all appointments are virtual. Please review the advisors that are available below, and then click the “Book Now” button at the bottom to make an appointment with an advisor who can help you.*

*In order to make an appointment with Ricardi Calixte, please email him directly at rc@queensny.org.

Alfonso Zhicay – Consulting Business Advisor

  • Kitchen organization
  • Catering panning from the kitchen
  • Liquor license adviser
  • Hospitality manners
  • How to correctly design and build a kitchen
  • Fluent in Spanish

Andrea Ormeño – Director, Women’s Business Center

  • Early stage start ups, especially those women-owned and those of low/moderate income
  • Business planning
  • Financial projections
  • Business Loans
  • Assistance registering a business**
  • Fluent in Spanish

Bhavna Punjwani – Director Entrepreneur Assistance Center 

  • Early stage startups 
  • Business planning, especially the food industry 
  • Market testing, branding 
  • Assistance registering a business** 
  • Fluent in Hindi

David Manrique – Consulting Business Advisor

  • Branding for Restaurants and Food Businesses
  • Instagram and Digital Strategy
  • Content Marketing
  • Content Creation
  • Fluent in Spanish

Edgard Hernandez – Consulting Business Advisor 

  • Business Structure
  • Business agreements and Contracts
  • Home Improvement Contract License
  • M/WBE certification
  • Employee classification
  • Proposal development
  • Business insurances
  • Home Improvement Work Permits
  • Business Operations
  • Government Contracts
  • Business Strategy and planning
  • Fluent in Spanish

Ken Motschwiller – Consulting Business Advisor 

  • Business
  • Accounting

Kim Robinson – Consulting Business Advisor 

  • Digital Marketing
  • Productivity
  • Motivation

Larry Sokol – Consulting Business Advisor 

  • Financing 
  • Lending
  • Capital Improvement
  • SBA Lending Programs

Monique Perretti – Consulting Business Advisor 

  • Marketing: planning and strategy for all phases of business 
  • Social Media Strategy and Content
  • Digital Marketing- Website, Ads, etc.
  • Brand/Voice consistency across all platforms

Ricardi Calixte – Consulting Business Advisor 

  • MWBE registration for NYC & NYS 
  • Fluent in Creole

Roy Pellicano – Consulting Business Advisor 

  • Business planning 
  • Digital strategy
  • Strategic business planning outlines
  • Digital transformation and Internet based strategies to increase revenue
  • Review business concept
  • Operating plans for optimal output

Sarah Liu – Director, Partnerships & StartUP! Business Competition 

  • Startup idea testing and Lean Startup experiments design 
  • Digital marketing campaign strategy for early stage startup businesses 
  • Assistance in pitching and fundraising 
  • Assistance with incorporation and business registrations** 
  • Fluent in Mandarin

Thomas Farrell – Consulting Business Advisor  

  • Legal assistance 
  • Contracts 
  • Permits 
  • Licensing 
  • Please note that Tom is only available on Thursday mornings

**Assistance in registering a business can include: determining the status: sole proprietor, partnership, corporation, LLC including S-corp status; obtaining an IRS Tax ID; NYS Sales Tax ID; Permits & Licenses