Free Contract Formation Presentation

Attention NYC-Based Small Business Owners: Interested in Contracts? Join the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project for a Free Contract Formation Presentation on Wednesday, February 8th from 4:00 – 5:30 PM. Held over Zoom in partnership with the Queens Economic Development Corporation, the presentation will provide an overview of commonly held questions about business contracts.

Free

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 […]

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 […]

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

Deducciones Fiscales para Pequeñas Empresas – 2022

Les invitamos a un seminario web gratuito, dirigido por una profesional en impuestos de pequeños negocios. Los temas a tratar incluyen: Las 25 principales deducciones para pequeñas empresas Cómo funcionan las deducciones de impuestos fiscales Qué se puede presentar como gastos comerciales Deducciones fiscales que se pueden tomar al 100% Qué es un formulario 1099 Biografía: Digna […]

Free

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 […]

Free

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.

Classes are sponsored by the Small Business Association.

Come Join Us!

Get Your Tickets Here!

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.