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Past Events

CPA Accounting Clinic

November 15th, from 12 noon - 2:00 pm

The Pace University SBDC and CPAs from the New York State Society of CPAs partnered to offer a CPA Accounting Clinic for New York State small businesses. Through this effort coordinated by the Pace SBDC, CPA volunteers met one-to-one with NYSBDC small business clients statewide to review specific accounting questions related to their small businesses. These virtual sessions addressed questions in areas such as tax filing responsibilities and tax minimization strategies, providing much-needed industry expertise to complement the free one-to-one counseling services offered by NYSBDC Business Advisors.

Small Business Website Workday (In-Person at the NYPL)

Nov 14, 2023 11:00 AM in EST

Lots of clients joined the Pace SBDC’s Business Advisors for a no-cost, two-hour “website workday” at the Thomas Yoseloff Business Center at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library at 455 Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan.

Whether participants had an existing small business website or wanted to launch one, the workshop was an opportunity to build or improve the site with business advisors available to answer questions and provide 1:1 assistance. All platforms and skill levels were welcome. Participants brought their ideas and challenges, and together they worked on their websites.

Permisos y Licencias para Pequeños Negocios

​Nov 8, 2023 10:00 AM

¡Únase a nosotros en el evento copatrocinado por el Departamento de Servicios para Pequeñas Empresas de la Ciudad de Nueva York!

¿Estás considerando abrir un negocio y no estás seguro de los permisos y/o licencias que necesitas? ¿O ya tienes un negocio y quieres saber si estás cumpliendo con todos los requisitos de la Ciudad y el Estado de Nueva York?

El NYC Business Solutions Center presentó este taller para presentar a la comunidad hispana los recursos y herramientas que el Estado y la Ciudad de Nueva York ofrecen sin costo a las pequeñas empresas.

Una de las preocupaciones más comunes de los empresarios era saber qué permisos y licencias necesitaba su negocio para operar en la Ciudad y Estado de Nueva York. En este taller, explicamos cómo encontrar las agencias a las que postular y también cómo encontrar un asesor municipal que pueda evaluar su negocio para determinar si cumple con los requisitos gubernamentales.

Intellectual Property Rights for Entrepreneurs

Nov 1, 2023 03:00 PM in EST

 Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC)  partnered with the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) to bring legal professionals in collaboration with small businesses to help navigate through the intricacies of intellectual property law to better protect start-up ideas and business concepts. This presentation was followed with a Q&A after the event.

Small Business Financing and Networking Session(In-Person)

October 18, 2023 09:00 AM in EST

Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the US Small Business Administration (SBA) hosted a free forum for existing small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in need of valuable insight on how to provide practical strategies to finance their small businesses. The session included a panel featuring small business lenders who  highlighted what they look for when evaluating a loan application, typical loan terms, and the documents needed to apply. This panel also included an in person opportunity to meet one-on-one with lenders to assess the source of capital that is best suited for their business needs. 

Business Entity Formation

Oct 4, 2023 03:00 PM in EST

The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) partnered with the City Bar Justice Center to explain the different forms of business structures to guide small business owners on how to form thier companies. With words and a Q&A from the presenting attorney, the webinar discussed the respective benefits and tax implications of each structure, as well as the steps and corresponding costs associated with each.

Contracts & Risk Management for Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2023 03:00 PM

Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted a webinar that introduced 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.

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

Tuesday September 19th, 2023 12:00 PM EST

Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted a webinar with Dr. Jessica A. Magaldi, where she informed small business owners and entrepreneurs on problems related to contracts and risk management. 

Attendees were able to 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.

Pace SBDC Small Business Website Workday

September 14, 11am - 1pm EST

The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was honored to host a no-cost, in-person two-hour “website workday” at the NYPL's Thomas Yoseloff Business Center.

This event gave small business owner clients an opportunity to build or improve their site with business advisors available to answer questions and provide 1:1 assistance.  This workshop served clients ranging from those who had existing small business websites and those who wanted to launch one.

Cómo desarrollar una Estrategia de Mercado

Septiembre 6, 2023 a la 1:00PM

Muchos propietarios de negocios gastan mucho dinero en publicidad y mercadeo, pero pocos investigan antes de desarrollar una estrategia adecuada  que les garantice el retorno de esa inversión

El objetivo de este curso es ayudar a los empresarios en cualquier etapa del negocio, a implementar una estrategia  basada en tacticas fundamentales de mercadeo.

En este taller se hablará acerca de:

  • Definición de el "por qué" usted esta en este negocio

  • Definición del perfil de su cliente

  • Definición de la ventaja competitiva de su negocio

  • Cómo escribir una breve pero efectiva propuesta para vender sus productos o servicios  a un cliente en cualquier encuentro (elevator pitch)

  • Comprender el gran valor y la importancia que tiene el mercadeo digital en una estrategia empresarial

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