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Events

Upcoming Training Programs

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Building a New Business Website (at the Brooklyn Public Library)

August 5, 2024 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Join Pace SBDC’s Business Advisors for a website building workshop! This is an IN-PERSON, no-cost, two-hour event at the Brooklyn Public Library Business & Career Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 2nd Floor.

​This workshop is an opportunity to begin building a website for your small business. We'll start by defining your website goals and sketching out the site on paper. Then, we'll get into choosing a platform, determining workflow, and the actual website building. All skill levels and stages of business are welcome.

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Small Business Website Workday

August 7, 2024 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Join the Pace University SBDC and Thomas Yoseloff Business Center for a no-cost, two-hour, IN-PERSON website editing workshop at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library at 455 Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan.

This workshop is an opportunity to work on your small business' website with the assistance of business advisors. This event will include some quick information on SEO and best online practices, but the workshop will mainly focus on editing and improving each participant's website. All skill levels, industries, and stages of business are welcome. Be sure to have the username and password of your website handy to participate in this hands-on workshop.

Upcoming Webinars from Partner Organizations

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New York SBDC Business Training
For information and registration links to other free webinars offered by the NY Small Business Development Center network click here

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Statewide Certification & Contracting Series

NYSBDC Procurement Specialist Gina Hayduk will lead this three-part series that will prepare you for certification and contracting opportunities. Attend one, two, or all three webinars when you register at the link below.

MWBE & WOSB Certification - Do You Know If You Qualify?

July 10, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

A webinar to help you get your NYS and/or Federal certification started. Learn the things you'll need and where to go to get them.

The NYS Contract Reporter

July 24, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

A webinar to help you navigate the NYS Contract Reporter and dispel the notion of its complexity.

Identifying Contract Opportunities in NY & Beyond

August 7, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

A webinar to provide tips and links for finding contracting and subcontracting opportunities.

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Mexico: Reliable Trading Partner for NY Exports

July 25, 2024 10:00 AM (EST)

Presenter: Efren Flores, Director, New York State Mexico Office

Mexico's booming economy presents lucrative opportunities for U.S. exporters, facilitated by the USMCA trade agreement and strategic benefits of nearshoring. To capitalize on these prospects, U.S. companies should consider strengthening their presence in Mexico and actively engaging in the market. This webinar aims to guide New York exporters through this expansion, covering vital topics including Mexico's economic and political landscape, industrial sector trends, specific sector opportunities for New York, understanding Mexican business culture, and successful exporting strategies for market penetration in Mexico. Additionally, this webinar will provide an overview of the support services offered by the New York Trade Office in Mexico, such as market intelligence, matchmaking services, and other forms of assistance to help exporters establish and grow their presence in the Mexican market.

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Women-Owned Small Business Webinar

Third Thursday of Each Month at 10:00 AM to 11 AM ET

The Women-Owned Small Business Program is excited to announce a new webinar series: Welcome to WOSB! This series is intended as a pre-application primer on the program and application process.

Participants will learn about eligibility standards, how staff reviews packages, common mistakes to look out for, and more. WOSB staff will present and be on hand to answer questions and provide clarity on the application process. 

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8(a) Business Development - Straight Talk! You Ask, We Listen!

Third Wednesday of Each Month at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The goal of this program is to provide small businesses with a direct line to SBA 8(a) BD employees who can answer questions and provide information relative to 8(a) Business Development Program’s benefits and eligibility requirements for 8(a) certification. 

Call-In Information:

Dial 1-202-765-1254

Phone Conference ID - 217 121 169#

For questions, please contact 8aquestions@sba.gov.

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NY StartUP! 2024 Business Plan Competition: Online Orientation Session

Are you an entrepreneur looking for the chance to launch your business? Join the New York StartUP! 2024 Business Plan Competition! Turn your ideas into reality with access to Library resources, mentorship, and cash prizes between $7,500 and $15,000. Learn more below about the requirements of the competition and how you can get involved.
 

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MWBE Training Tuesdays Online Webinars

Each Tuesday (Usually At 2pm ET) A New Topic Is Covered

Marketing your business to the government can be a daunting process, but Empire State Development is working to make sure entrepreneurs have the tools they need to successfully bid on government contracts. The "Training Tuesdays" webinar series covers a diverse range of topics including how to submit a proposal, doing business with NYS agencies, upcoming contracting opportunities, effective marketing to the government, proper bid pricing, and more!

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Port Authority MWBE Certification Webinar
Numerous days and times

Getting certified as a Minority & Woman-Owned Business Enterprise can help grow your business! M/WBE Certification gives opportunities to sell to government, networking events, inclusion in the Online Directory's of Certified Businesses and much more! Join this webinar to learn more!

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Trademark Basics Boot Camp

Each Tuesday (Usually At 2pm ET) from January 9, 2024

This free USPTO event series provides a comprehensive overview of the process for federal trademark registration and maintaining a federal trademark. If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur seeking to protect your brand and product identities, Trademark Basics Boot Camp is for you.

You can attend the entire series or just the modules that best match your interests, but you must sign up for each module to attend. If you attend all eight modules, you can request a certificate of attendance. To learn more and sign up, select an individual module from the listing below.

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FastTrac

Numerous Days & Times

FastTrac® is a series of free multiple-session entrepreneurship bootcamps offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) for aspiring and established entrepreneurs throughout New York City.

SBS offers both general and specialized NewVenture™ / GrowthVenture courses.

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NYC Department of Small Business Services Webinars and Training

Numerous Days & Times

The NYC Department of Small Business Services’ NYC Business Solutions Centers offer small business training sessions in topics such as QuickBooks and Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Certification. You can register for their free events and courses on Eventbrite. 

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