How to Write a Persuasive and Concise Business Application?

​This workshop is designed for those who are or will be submitting the applications for the 2023 Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge for an opportunity to win a $20K cash award. Attendees will need to have at least 1-2 questions filled out in the application in order to attend this workshop. The instructor will invite […]

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 […]

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The Food & Beverage Business Toolkit for First-Time Entrepreneurs

​Are you a food or beverage entrepreneur ready to sell your products? Do you need help cracking the distribution code - pitching your products to Buyers, retailers and foodservice? Do you know how to track inventory and get paid in a timely manner? To answer those questions and more, we're excited to have Deepika Phakke, […]

Launching Your Food Business: Practical Steps for Getting on Shelves

You have the recipe. You’ve begun to develop a fan base. You are ready for the next steps to take your product to market. This series will cover the major steps on marketing, licensing, and packaging to get your foods from your farm or kitchen into market. You can take all of the classes, or […]

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 […]

Launching Your Food Business: Practical Steps for Getting on Shelves

You have the recipe. You’ve begun to develop a fan base. You are ready for the next steps to take your product to market. This series will cover the major steps on marketing, licensing, and packaging to get your foods from your farm or kitchen into market. You can take all of the classes, or […]

Classes are sponsored by the Small Business Association.

Come Join Us!

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.

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