Events

Upcoming Webinars

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3-Part Webinar Series: Integrating Sustainability into your Small Business using the ESG Model

Wednesdays, March 30th, April 27th, and June 8th, 2022 at 11am-12pm ET

In this LIVE three-part webinar series, attendees will learn why key stakeholders expect companies to conduct business in a sustainable manner, and how to strategically integrate and communicate their purpose in a transparent way for long-term success. Presenters Steven Mezzio and Richard Kravitz will focus on the intersection of ESG (Environment, Social structure, and Governance process) and Small Businesses, as sustainability considerations are not just for large companies, and help you understand and apply ESG factors to evaluate and communicate your small businesses’ sustainability and ethical impact.

Session 1, March 30, 2022, will cover:

✓ ESG context, terminology, approaches, and applications

✓ Benefits to integrating ESG into a small business model

✓ Steps to integrate and report ESG impacts and outcomes

 

Session 2, April 27, 2022, will cover:

✓ What an ESG-driven Integrated Purpose is and why it is important.

✓ In-action case studies

✓ Steps to communicate and report ESG impacts and outcomes

 

Session 3, June 8, 2022, will cover:

✓ Stakeholder expectations for communication and reporting of ESG strategies, priorities, impacts, and outcomes

✓ Examples of ESG communication and reporting

✓ Steps to strategically communicating and reporting ESG impacts and outcomes

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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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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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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NYSBDC: Make Your Website Work for You with Grow with Google

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, by registration (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, ET)

During this webinar, we will discuss creating a search-friendly website that drives user actions and supports your goals. Whether you are launching a new website or sprucing up an old one, this webinar will help. Presented by Randi Penfil, Grow with Google Speaker

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SBA - America's Seed Fund Startup Expo 2022

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022, by registration (12:30 PM - 4:30 PM, ET)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Investment and Innovation (OII) will host its inaugural innovation venture showcase - America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo.  America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo presents entrepreneurs with technology developed through the Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs an opportunity to showcase their innovative ventures to leading members of the broader innovation and investment ecosystem and the American Public. 

The showcase will be moderated by leaders at the forefront of Climate and Energy, AgTech and Food Security, Supply Chain Resiliency, and National Security and Defense.  Register today! 

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Neighborhood Entrepreneurship Law Project Remote Legal Clinic

Thursday, May 26th, 2022, by appointment (4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, ET)

The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) of the City Bar Justice Center small business legal clinics are an opportunity for micro-entrepreneurs to receive free, one-on-one legal advice regarding their small business during a 45-minute consultation with a volunteer attorney. Frequently discussed topics include: business structure, incorporation, contracts and agreements, commercial leasing, and intellectual property protection.

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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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New York StartUP! 2022 Business Plan Competition Workshops

Various Days & Times

Have you dreamed of starting your own business? The 12th Annual New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition launched this fall! Entrants can win $15,000 to start their business, as well as gain practical insights about starting and growing a business - all while using the comprehensive small business resources at NYPL’s Business Center.

 

Eligibility requirements include:

-You live in Manhattan, The Bronx, or Staten Island

-Your business must be in Manhattan, The Bronx, or Staten Island

-Your business must have ideas or a business model in the start-up phase and has earned less than $10,000

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Amazon Small Business Academy

Numerous Days & Times; Some Past Recordings

These various, scheduled and prerecorded sessions cover emerging digital strategies and brand building techniques and how selling online can become part of an overall business strategy, identifying the specific customer segment, and how to communicate brand messaging online. They discuss techniques for writing a compelling listing, processing an order, options for warehousing and shipping, managing customer service and returns, and how to learn from customer reviews. They explore optional tools available to help build awareness of the brand including advertising, deals, and coupons. Attendees will also learn about pricing tools and expanding into additional customer groups such as business to business sales and international geographies.