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Yes! You Can Get Bonded, Too

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Where: Webinar

Uncover myths and misconceptions about bonding, and discover what bonding really entails. Find out how bonding benefits growing firms.

For more information, please contact Amalia Hernandez at, (718) 482-5941.

Please Register for this webinar.

Investment Basics

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Where: C-Building, C-103

Learn investment foundation concepts to achieve your life goals.

Learn how to manage your money and plan for your future.

If you have a credit card or student loan debt and want to learn about repayment options and budgeting, this workshop is for you.

To request more information, please contact Antonio Olivero at, 718-730-7585 or Visit Student Financial Services C-107.

Queens Bus Network Redesign Public Workshop

When: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Jacob Riis Settlement, 10-25 41st Ave, Long Island City

Your Bus Ride To LaGuardia May Be Changing.

MTA made a plan proposing the total redesign of Queens bus lines. The service you’re used to may be changed considerably or eliminated.

You can tell the MTA what you think of the redesign to help improve it at public workshops scheduled throughout Queens January and early February.

Review the Queens Bus Network Redesign Draft Plan, view the complete public workshops schedule, and share your comments directly with MTA.

Legal Issues for Small Businesses

When: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Where: B-Building, B-201

Learn about the Rules and Regulation Required by New York State Department of Labor and the Federal Government.

About this Event

Guest Speaker: Thomas Farrell

Thomas Farrell is a Business Lawyer with Broad Expertise in Contracts, Labor and Employment Matters, and Regulatory Compliance. Early in His Career, Thomas Practiced Corporate and Securities Law, Including Serving as General Counsel to Two NASDAQ-Listed Companies. Afterwards, Thomas’s Practice Included Regulatory Compliance, Licensing, HR Policies, and a Broad and Deep Range of Contract Negotiation and Drafting.

More Recently, He was General Counsel to a Niche Recycler in Eastern Long Island. With the Closing of that Business, Thomas has decided to Bring His Skills and Experience Closer to Home, Establishing a Solo Practice that’s Targeted to Small- and Mid-Sized Businesses.

The Workshop Will Cover:

  • Regulations that are Enforced by the NYS Department of Labor
  • NYS Tax & Finance Department Regulation
  • Various Federal agencies - IRS, Federal Trade Commission, NLRB, etc.
  • The “Ban the Box” Law
  • The New York State Paid Leave Law
  • The New York City Sick/Safe Law
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention

Please Register for this event.

How To Start a Small Business

When: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Where: E-Building, E-242

Have you ever wondered what it takes to open your own business? Hear from our guest speaker, Evelyn Carrasco of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) about everything you need to start a small business.

Registration Information:

For more information, contact Anne O'Reilly at

PRE-AWARD Developing Budgets for Grant Proposals at LaGuardia

When: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Where: E-building, E-501

This workshop will focus on how to create correct budgets for grant proposals to external sponsors (e.g., Federal, State & City agencies and private funders). We will also provide basic information on the proposal development/ submission process.

RSVP for this event.

Financing Your Business

When: Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: E-Building, E-242

Join us to learn from lenders about the loans for Start-ups, existing businesses, exporters, to start a business, buy properties and machinery to expand business, exporting activities and how to prepare for the loans. SBA will invite lenders to talk about the qualifications for the loans.

Please RSVP to this event.

PRE-AWARD Developing Project Narratives for Grant Proposals at LaGuardia

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Where: E-building, E-500

Improve your odds of winning a grant by learning to write a compelling project narrative. This workshop will also provide basic information on the proposal development/submission process. Appropriate for new or novice grant writers.

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Women's History Month

When: Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: E-Building, E-242

Join Us to celebrate Women's History Month, Share in the Discussion and Showcase of the Products and Services of Women Owned Businesses.

What the Workshop will Cover:

  • How to Start a Business
  • How to Get the 5% of Federal Government Contracts
  • The Resources and Assistance for Women Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • We Will Also have a Panel Discussion, and Showcase of the Products and Service

Please RSVP to this event.

Marketing Strategies for Your Business

When: Thursday, April 16, 2020 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: C-building, C-909

Learn About the Essentials of a Marketing Plan, the Measure of Performance, High Impact Strategies, and Social Media Marketing. This workshop will cover:

  • The How, What and When of Marketing
  • The Marketing Plan: Identifying the Target Markets, Products and Services
  • Pricing Strategies, Promotion, Locations, Place and Distribution
  • Competition and Marketing Budget
  • The Next Steps of Marketing Your Business

Click here to Register for the event.