Seminario de Capacitacion sobre Licencias para Contratistas de Mejoras del Hogar

Esta clase virtual con duración de dos días prepara a los participantes para rendir el examen de la licencia de contratistas de mejoras del hogar en la ciudad de Nueva York. También ayudará a los participantes a preparar su solicitud para esta licencia. La clase cubrirá los siguientes temas: Leyes de comercio y de seguridad para el mejoramiento del […]

2023 Queens Tech Challenge+ Innovation Application Assistance Session

​The 2023 Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge is due on March 1, 2023 at Midnight. As the deadline is approaching, we’re hosting three Q&A sessions in February to assist you during the application process. Our program director Sarah Liu will be leading each session and answer any questions you have and hopefully provide the resources […]

Prime Skills Virtual Information Session

The Queens Economic Development Corporation & The HOPE Program partner to offer Prime Skills - a no-cost, eight-week entrepreneurship training program to help NYC residents launch and maintain a successful home-based business. This is an online info sessions about the program and how to apply. You can learn more about the program here.

QUEENS TECH+ INNOVATION MIXER – Astoria Edition

As we're approaching the deadline of the 2023 Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge (3/1/2023), we'd like to host another gathering and meet everyone IRL. If you're applying or thinking about applying for the Challenge this year and grab the opportunity to win a $20K cash prize, please join us on Feb. 22 in Astoria and […]

Prime Skills Virtual Information Session

The Queens Economic Development Corporation & The HOPE Program partner to offer Prime Skills - a no-cost, eight-week entrepreneurship training program to help NYC residents launch and maintain a successful home-based business. This is an online info sessions about the program and how to apply. You can learn more about the program here.

Prime Skills Virtual Information Session

The Queens Economic Development Corporation & The HOPE Program partner to offer Prime Skills - a no-cost, eight-week entrepreneurship training program to help NYC residents launch and maintain a successful home-based business. This is an online info sessions about the program and how to apply. You can learn more about the program here.

Queens Night Market Series, Part 1: First Steps & Creating a Business Idea

Queens Borough Hall, Room 200 120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens, NY, United States

Many people have a business idea and passion for it. But few have taken the time to reflect on whether they have the right motivations or expectations for starting a new business. The goal of this course is to help you think critically about the decision to start a new business and provide you with […]

Queens Night Market Series, Part 2: Operations & Profitability

Many businesses fail not because of a bad business idea, but because there was no system that standardized, measured, and improved its operations. Through systems and good financial management, your business can be successful. The goal of this course is to help you translate your business concept into an efficient operation that continuously improves and […]

Ready, Set, Go!

About the Webinar:
Ready? Set. Go! is a 90-minute free workshop that takes you all the things you need to think about when going into business.  It provides a general overview of what it takes to start a business; legal considerations and what it takes to fund a new venture. 

About the Speakers:
Thomas Farrell is a lawyer with a great deal of experience with contracts, employment matters, and regulatory compliance. He offers a combination of programs and practices to owners of small- and medium-sized businesses, largely designed to prevent them from being sued or from being investigated by government agencies.

Roy Pellicano ran an IT services company for over 15 years working with small and mid-sized businesses across all industries, from the single computer Mom & Pop to the 63 location company. In addition to supporting IT, Roy advises business teams developing and implementing strategy across the business lifecycle from start-up to exit, including how to implement business and technology transformation.

Free

Queens Night Market Series, Part 3: Marketing Strategy & Social Media

Many business owners spend significant money on marketing. But few have a research-based marketing strategy that ensures every one of those dollars is well spent. This course aims to help entrepreneurs at any stage build a foundational marketing strategy that will inform every marketing tactic they use. This course will also provide basic information about […]

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

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. This class will be conducted over Zoom. Links will be sent out the day of the class. About the […]

Free

Classes are sponsored by the Small Business Association.

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The Queens Economic Development Corporation and Queens Tourism Council will host Queens Taste 2024 at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Tuesday, May 21, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

We expect to attract more than 500 attendees with 50 restaurants and beverage purveyors, who will offer samples of their products. Thus, attendees will be able to bounce from table to table, tasting treats from tangy to fiery, crunchy to velvety, and sweet to briny.

Queens Taste is also a celebration of the borough -- and a great way to network. Almost all the anticipated 500 attendees either live in Queens or do business there. Many are executives and captains of industry. The atmosphere is always festive, almost giddy, creating an ideal scene for meeting and greeting.