Queens Comes Back

Our community is confronted by unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Queens Economic Development Corporation has asked expert speakers in the areas of Finance, Operations and Marketing to provide guidance as small businesses plan their reopening. Each webinar is designed to provide practical information you need, along with a Q&A session and follow-up materials.

Use this time to plan and prepare. Please take advantage of the expertise our instructors can offer.

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March 2022

Creación de Crédito para Hacer Crecer su Negocio

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

El crédito personal juega un papel importante en el acceso al capital para un negocio y, sin embargo, muchos dueños de negocios apenas comienzan a establecer crédito, mientras que otros luchan por repararlo después de los últimos dos años difíciles de la pandemia. Este seminario web, copatrocinado por La Institución de Servicios Financieros de TruFund y La Corporación de Desarrollo Económico de Queens ayudará a los propietarios de pequeñas empresas a comprender cómo crear crédito y usarlo para acceder al…

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Simple Steps To Escape Financial Dilemma

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

OVERVIEW Step 1: Learn How To Invest “The key to investing is not timing the market...it is time WITHIN the market.” Pay yourself first by setting up 3 fundamental accounts. Step 2: Accelerate Debt Freedom “Of all threats to financial security, none is more dangerous than debt.” None of us plan to fail...we just fail to plan.

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Understanding Contracts

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Contracts are necessary part of doing business.   But too many business owners do not put them in place to protect the business.  This course will review when is it appropriate to develop a contract; understanding commonly-included boilerplate language; the responsibilities, roles, and obligations of the parties. Class Duration: 1 Hour Please note: This is an online webinar. You will receive the details needed to join within 24 hours of the scheduled start time. To receive these details you MUST register…

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Improve Your Business Accounting with QuickBooks

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bookkeeping is essential in every business, large and small. This course will review the purpose and benefits of bookkeeping and help business owners determine whether to perform bookkeeping in-house or hire external help. You will learn about: basic accounting terms and processes, how to read and use financial statements, the importance of bookkeeping to running your business, and important methods and principles of bookkeeping. Class Duration: 6 Hours Please note: This is an online webinar. You will receive the details…

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April 2022

Ready, Set, Go!

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

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.

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

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

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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Webinar: How To Get A Loan of Up To $5,000,000

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

This loan program offers up to $5,000,000 to eligible businesses, helping them with various financial business needs and endeavors. In this webinar, we will cover:    • Who this loan is for    • Eligibility requirements    • Acceptable use of funds    • What is needed to apply    • Repayment terms and conditions    • How to apply    • FAQs, and more.

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Seminario Web: Cómo Recibir Una Beca de Hasta $50.000.00

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Este programa económico fue estabilizado para ayudar a las empresas impactadas por la pandemia. Para los que son elegibles, pueden recibir una beca de hasta $50.000.00 En este seminario web, vamos a revisar los detalles de este beca, incluyendo:    • Calificaciones comerciales elegibles    • Empresas inelegible    • Usos elegibles de los fondos    • Usos inelegible de los fondos    • Documentos requeridos    • Los errores que muchos cometen    • Cómo aplicar    • Preguntas y contestas, y…

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Webinar: How To Get A 0% Food/Beverage Business Loan

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

This webinar will highlight a new program that will provide 0% loans to restaurants, committed to fostering a safe, positive, and just work environment for their employees. In this webinar, we will discuss further details and qualifications for this new program, including:    • Loan amounts    • Minimum years in operation    • Acceptable credit score    • Eligible food & beverage businesses    • Repayment terms and conditions    • How to apply    • What mistake to…

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May 2022

Business Entity Formation

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP), in partnership with the Queens Economic Development Corporation, is hosting a webinar on business entity formation on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 at 4:00pm. The webinar will focus on the advantages and liabilities of different forms of business structures.

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Ready, Set, Go!

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

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.

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

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

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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Key to NYC Guidelines and Resources to Help Your Business

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us to learn more about Key to NYC guidelines and resources that are available to help your business adapt to a changing business environment. Key to NYC is a new initiative requiring certain businesses to check that staff and patrons are vaccinated against COVID-19. Available resources include: Virtual Compliance Consultations Financial Assistance Commercial Lease Assistance Free Face Coverings + a PPE Supplier Directory Online Business Education Courses Employee Support A link to the webinar will be sent approx. one day before…

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Meet the Lenders

May 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

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-lending institutions and federal government products 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…

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Commercial Lease Strategies

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The goal of this workshop is to help you to prepare for, negotiate and sign a commercial lease. We will cover the importance of pre-planning and due diligence when selecting a location and landlord, legal concepts and terms relevant to commercial leases, online and in-person resources available to you during the leasing process, tips for negotiating and signing a commercial lease.

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June 2022

Creating Quality Marketing Content

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Many businesses think that marketing only means advertising. As effective entrepreneurs know, however, customers are more interested and loyal to businesses whose marketing content provides value. Learn how to create content that will keep your costumers coming back to you.

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Ready, Set, Go!

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

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.

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Queens Rises Higher @ Kaufman Arts District

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kaufman Astoria Studios Backlot, 34-12 36th St
Astoria, NY 11106 United States

A market to celebrate the borough's best makers! Enjoy food, artisans, entertainment.   About this event   SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, June 25th from 12 PM to 5 PM - The Backlot @ Kaufman Astoria Studios, 36th Street between 35th and 34th Avenue Queens Economic Development Corporation, Kaufman Arts District, and Kaufman Astoria Studios are partnering to present Queens Rises Higher @ Kaufman Arts District! This is an event you won’t want to miss. Queens Rises Higher @ Kaufman Arts…

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July 2022

Ready, Set, Go!

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

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.

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August 2022

Ready, Set, Go!

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

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.

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