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Upcoming Training Programs

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Crowdfunding Workshop Series

April 11th, 2024 6 PM in EST

April 18th, 2024 6 PM in EST

April 25th, 2024 6 PM in EST

May 2nd, 2024 6 PM in EST

Join the Pace University Small Business Development Center (Pace SBDC) and Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) for a series of hands-on, online trainings focused on crowdfunding.

Session One: Is Crowdfunding for Me? (April 11, 6pm)

In this session, we'll discuss what crowdfunding is, how it happens, and how entrepreneurs can prepare both their networks and their businesses for a successful crowdfunding raise.

Session Two: Exploring Crowdfunding Platforms (April 18, 6pm)

In this session, we'll learn about the different forms of crowdfunding, what types of businesses and projects each form is best suited for, and we'll hear from several different platforms about their offerings and how to find success using their platform.

Session Three: Storytelling and Fundraising (April 25, 6pm)

This session focuses on marketing your campaign and telling a compelling story that builds trust with your customer, confidence in your business, and encourages supporters to fund and share your crowdfunding campaign. We'll also hear from Crowdfund Better, a platform with additional resources and training on crowdfunding. 

Session Four: After the Raise (May 2, 6pm)

In our final session, we'll explore creative ways of leveraging crowdfunding towards other financing vehicles. We'll also discuss strategies for keeping supporters engaged and carrying the momentum from a campaign into long-term business success.

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Permisos y Licencias para Vendedores Ambulantes| Queens

April 24, 2024 10 AM in EST

Desea abrir un negocio de venta ambulante y no sabe qué Permisos y/o Licencias necesita?

¿O ya tiene un negocio y desea saber si está cumpliendo con todos los requisitos de la Ciudad y El Estado de Nueva York para vendedores ambulantes?

El Centro de Soluciones para Negocios de NYC en unión con El Centro de Desarrollo para Pequeños Negocios, Pace SBDC presentan este taller para dar a conocer a la comunidad Hispana los recursos y herramientas que El Estado y la Ciudad de Nueva York ofrecen sin costo a los Pequeños Negocios.

Una de las dudas mas comunes de los emprendedores es saber qué permisos y licencias su negocio necesita para funcionar en la Ciudad y Estado de NY, en esté taller se explicará como encontrar las agencias a las que se deben dirigir pará hacer la aplicación y también cómo encontrar un asesor de la Ciudad que le haga una evaluación a su negocio para saber si cumple o no con los requerimientos gubernamentales.

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Evaluating Best Business Practices

April 30, 2024 6pm in EST


The Pace SBDC is partnering with the NYS Center for Disability Entrepreneurship at the Farmingdale SBDC to present Evaluating Best Business Practices

Do you or anyone in your family live with a disability?

Are you interested in starting your own business?

Join us for this one hour webinar to learn more about the steps to take to start and grow your business.

This webinar will go over the steps to start a business. It will discuss the different types of business formations, tax and legal requirements, record keeping, and employer obligations.

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Non-Disclosure Agreements: When Should You Require an NDA, When Should You Sign an NDA

May 1, 2024 01:30 PM in EST

The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a webinar with Dr. Jessica A. Magaldi, where she will inform small business owners and entrepreneurs on non-disclosure agreements (NDAs). Attendees will learn about the importance and significance of elements including:

• Risks that an NDA can help mitigate (and risks that an NDA won’t mitigate)

• Understanding key contractual provisions of an NDA;

• How to protect your small business with an NDA

• How to protect yourself as an individual who is asked to sign an NDA.

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Website Workday (at Brooklyn Public Library)

May 2, 2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Join the Pace University SBDC and Brooklyn Public Library's Business & Career Center for a no-cost, two-hour, IN-PERSON website editing workshop at the Brooklyn Public Library Business & Career Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, 2nd Floor.

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.

To register for this event, click the green Sign-Up button above. You'll need to log in or create an NYSBDC eCenter account.

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Building a Small Business Website (at the New York Public Library)

May 7, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 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 Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library at 455 Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan.

​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.

To register for this event, click the green Sign-Up button above. You'll need to log in or create an NYSBDC eCenter account.

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Contracts & Risk Management for Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

May 8, 2024 01:30 PM in EST

The Pace University Small Business Development Center will host a webinar with Dr. Jessica A. Magaldi to introduce small business owners and entrepreneurs to issues related to contracts and risk management, including the importance and significance of:


• Contracts and mutual assent

• Risks and responsibilities of the contractual relationship

• Assessing business risk for working with Letter Agreements, Memoranda of Understanding, Letters of Intent, and other less formal contract documents

• Understanding key contractual elements and clauses to mitigate risk and spot issues on which to seek legal assistance

• Working effectively with counsel.

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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NY StartUP! 2024 Business Plan Competition: Virtual Orientation Sessions

April 16th, 2024 6:30 PM in EST

April 24th, 2024 6:30 PM in EST

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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2024 PowerUP Business Plan Competition Orientation

April 16th, 2024 6:30 PM in EST

April 24th, 2024 10:00AM in EST (In person)

April 27th, 2024 10:00AM in EST (In person)

Enter PowerUP as we celebrate our 21st year. You could win a $20,000 CASH AWARD to start your business. Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. 

To apply, you must attend an orientation. Bring your laptop, tablet, or mobile device to apply during the orientation. 

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Access to Capital - Meet the Microlenders

April 24th, 2024 5:00 PM in EST

Join us for a microlending panel discussion on sources to finance your small business. Representatives from different lending agencies, whose mission is to provide financing to entrepreneurs facing challenges in obtaining the funds needed to start or grow their businesses, will discuss potential opportunities for you to obtain funding. You’ll meet and hear from four microlenders who will provide an overview of who they are and what they offer.


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NYCFC Project Construction Opportunities Information Session

April 25th, 2024 9:30 AM in EST

This IN-PERSON session will cover MWBEs and LBEs opportunities on the New York City Football Club Stadium Project at Willets Point! Please arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before hand for check-in, registration, and networking with vendors.

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Grow-NY Information Session

April 29th, 2024 11:00 AM in EST

This is an interactive webinar and question and answer session that reviews the Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Business Competition. The Grow-NY team will open the session with an overview of the application process and competition specifics before opening up the floor to the audience for questions.


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 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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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.


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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