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10:00 am

Get Business From NYC and NYS Government: M/WBE Certification

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

About the Webinar:
Learn about getting certified as a Minority / Woman-owned Business Enterprise with NYC & NYS, what you will need to do to obtain government contracts, and how you can leverage your certification to get more business.

About the Speaker:
Since coming to QEDC, Ricardi Calixte has worked with many neighborhoods’ business organizations to help improve the local economy. He spearheaded the development of Corona Plaza, transforming an under-utilized area into one of the borough’s foremost pedestrian plazas. He works closely with merchant groups, foundations, and government agencies to help local communities reach their potential.

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2:00 pm

Meet the Lenders for Your Small Business

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

About the Webinar:
At this free webinar you will be able to meet with a panel of lenders from different organizations to go over what you need to get money for your business! Panelists include banks, micro-lenders and crowdfunders institutions to meet the needs of all business owners from all stages.

You will get an introduction from each of the organizations along with a description of the different amounts of money, terms and additional requirements that each lender can offer your business.

About the Speaker:
This webinar will feature a panel, including:
Rene Cruz - Senior Business Lending Officer at BOC Capital Corp
Tshering Gurung - Manager of Business Development at BCNA
Quadri Olanlege - Account Manager at Queens Business Solution, Kiva Trustee
Ricardo Rodriguez - VP Business Banking Lending Development, BNB Bank

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QEDC hosts the Women's Business Center. QEDC encourages all women to participate in this and all other QEDC programs.

The Queens Women's Business Center is Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disability if requested at least two weeks in advance.

This program is supported in part through funding from Empire State Development.

This program is supported in part through funding from the office of the Queens Borough President.


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