Women’s Business Center

The Women’s Business Center (WBC) empowers women to fully participate in the economy by further developing their capacity to start and grow successful businesses, and by connecting them to other women business owners and business development resources in our community.


Established in 2001, the WBC supports women business owners and entrepreneurs to start, build, and grow businesses through one-on-one counseling, training courses, workshops, mentoring and business networking.

Services Include:

  • New Venture Assistance
  • Existing Business Owner Assistance
  • Government Procurement
  • Power Networking Series
  • Microlending Assistance
  • Business Plan Development


Contact Information:

For more information about the WBC,  please contact Andrea Ormeno at 718-263-0546 or aormeno@queensny.org.

Additional small business online tools and resources can be found at the Small Business Training Network.

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Upcoming Events


Verizon Presents Small Business Digital Ready Program

The Queens Women’s Business Center has partnered with Verizon to expand its Small Business Digital Ready program. Members are also eligible to apply for a $10,000 grant after completing any combination of two courses, coaching events, and community events, and apply by November 14th, 2022. This program is an online curriculum designed to give small businesses personalized free tools by enrolling in learning modules, access to expert coaching, peer networking, and gaining entry to grant opportunities throughout the year. Verizon aims to provide resources to help one million small businesses thrive in the digital economy. QEDC is also offering a free raffle with a chance to win $100 for those who enter. Learn more details here.

Courses designed to provide you with knowledge and tools to develop a marketing and communications strategy, acquire customers, and find product market fit.

Ask the Expert events are designed to provide a deep dive into a specific business topic. This is an opportunity for you to gain actionable insights and information that will enable you to take another step toward starting or growing your business.

Based on your profile, you can access to community groups for you and your business!

Incentives such as grants, two months off on a business phone account and/or online bookkeeping provider, 30% – 50% off on business tools and products, and much more!

To start accessing these amazing tools for your business, click this special link below to create an account with Verizon (it only takes a minute to sign up):

Click Here




Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.