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Upcoming Training Programs

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Business Entity Formation

Oct 4, 2023 03:00 PM in EST

Looking for guidance on how to form a company? The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with the City Bar Justice Center to explain the different forms of business structure and help you choose the right one for your business. The presenting attorney will describe the respective benefits and tax implications of each structure, as well as the steps and corresponding costs associated with each.


After the presentation, there will be a Q&A to address any questions.

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Small Business Financing and Networking Session(In-Person)

October 18, 2023 09:00 AM in EST

Are you an existing small business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur in need of financing for your business? Then come meet small business lenders at this free forum hosted by the Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the US Small Business Administration (SBA).

The session will include a panel featuring small business lenders who will highlight what they look for when evaluating a loan application, their typical loan terms, and the documents needed to apply. Before and after the panel, to be held in-person at Pace University’s downtown campus, attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with lenders to assess the source of capital that is best suited for your business needs.

Whether you’re looking to expand your current operations or to launch a new venture, this session will provide practical strategies to finance your small business.

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Intellectual Property Rights for Entrepreneurs

Nov 1, 2023 03:00 PM in EST

Have you developed an innovative product or service, and found yourself hesitant to share it with prospective investors or partners because you didn’t want to see your concept stolen or duplicated?


The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will partner with the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) to bring legal professionals to help small businesses navigate through the intricacies of intellectual property law to better protect start-up ideas and business concepts.


After the presentation, there will be Q&A to address any questions.

Upcoming Webinars from Partner Organizations


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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Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge Kick Off Night

Tuesday, October 3 · 6 - 8:30pm EDT

Are you a Queens-based entrepreneur that has a great business but needs money to take it the next level? The Queens Tech + Innovation Challenge is here to help!

Through a series of classes and mentorship, our program prepares people with great businesses like you to compete and win one of five grants up to $20,000! 

At this kick-off event you will be able to learn how to win the competition, as well as hear from last year's winners. Light refreshment will be served.

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Unlock the Power of TikTok for Your Business

Tuesday, October 3 · 6 - 7:30pm

Step into TikTok's dynamic world with Shopify’s free workshop, "Unlock the Power of TikTok for Business." Guided by expert Kassie Phillips, learn actionable strategies to boost your brand's reach and engagement. Don't miss this chance to drive your business growth!

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Prime Concessionaires Matchmaking Event

Wednesday, October 4 · 3:30 PM - 7 pm

Join JFK Millenium Partners, LLC in their Terminal 6 Concession Procurement Kick-off, with remarks by Congressman Gregory Meeks and Speaker Adrienne Adams. This FREE IN-PERSON gathering will include Matchmaking & Networking, along with a Concessions Panel Discussion and Q & A. 


Global NY's Doing Business in West Africa Webinar 

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 1:00PM via ZOOM

With representatives around the world and programs offering export funding and assistance, Global NY helps New York businesses enter or expand their presence in the global marketplace.  Global NY is inviting you to learn industry opportunities in the West African market such as:


  • Agricultural Products and Equipment

  • Electricity and Power Generation

  • Healthcare and Medical Devices

  • Information and Communication Technology


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


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 10/03/23

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.


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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