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Contracts & Risk Management for Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

This Contracts & Risk Management webinar provided an introduction for the small business owner and entrepreneur 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; and

  • Working effectively with counsel.

Bookkeeping Best Practices

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 at 11:00am - 12:00pm

During this webinar, attendees learned about bookkeeping best practices to implement as they build and grow their small business venture. Topics included financial record-keeping processes and accounting transactions, as well as a review of select bookkeeping systems. Whether operating a brick & mortar or a home-based venture, this session prepared attendees to more effectively monitor and manage their business's finances.

Small Business Tax Liability Reduction Strategies

Thursday, December 15th, 2022 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm

The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) partnered with the NY State Society of CPAs to host a webinar  for small business owners on Small Busines Tax Liability Reduction Strategies.


Facilitated by Orumé Hays, CPA, CGMA, MST, Founder & CEO of HAYS CPA LLC, who shared about:

  • Tax liability reduction strategies

  • Managing accounting and cashflow

  • Owners compensate (eg. salary, dividend)

  • Cash vs. accrual-based filing 

  • Tax implications surrounding different ownership structures and

  • Potential tax impact of alternative methods of depreciation.


Commercial Lease Negotiations

Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has partnered with the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) professionals who presented on the basics of commercial leasing. They provided attendees with key point information on topics ranging from research you should do before deciding on a space, what you should look for in a written lease, and selecting an appropriate lease term to issues that may arise once you’ve signed the lease.

Use YouTube to Grow Your Business with Petia Abdur-Razzaaq

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm ET

The Pace University Small Business Development Center (Pace SBDC), Tech Incubator at Queens College, and Grow with Google Speaker Petia Abdur-Razzaaq hosted a workshop on getting best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand.


The workshop focused on best practices for:

  • Understanding different video formats

  • How to set up a YouTube channel

  • Making good creativity, and how to target and measure the results

Tax & Accounting 101 for Technology Startups

Monday, November 14th, 2022 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) partnered with the NY State Society of CPAs to host this live session for small business owners.


In this webinar, participants learned about key tax and accounting policies and best practices their technology business should consider as they build and grow. 

Employee Retention Tax Credit – Pandemic recovery funding support for Small Businesses

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 at 10am - 11am ET

This webinar shared information about program guidelines and benefits of Employee Retention Tax Credit. This session helped Small business or tax-exempt organization’s whose revenues were negatively impacted by COVID-19, or their operations was fully or partially suspended for some time. The Employee Retention Tax Credit, which offers refundable tax credits of up to $10,000 per employee to pandemic-impacted businesses. The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnered with the NY State Society of CPAs.


The session was led by Ben Ofori, CPA and Director and Principal of Karpos & Associates, LLC. Session and hosted by Pace SBDC.

Intellectual Property Rights for Entrepreneurs Workshop (IN-PERSON & Zoom)

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 at 4:00pm - 5:30pm ET


The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) partnered with the City Bar Justice Center's Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) at the Pace SBDC and virtyally on Zoom to bring legal professionals to help small businesses navigatte 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, provide free review and low-cost 1:1 legal assistance available through the City Bar Justice Center.

Permisos y Licencias para Pequeños Negocios – Taller Virtual en Español

Miercoles 12 de Octubre, 2022  de 6:00PM a 7:30PM ET

Para este seminario web en vivo

Pace SBDC se unió al NYC Business Solutions Center para presentar el taller sobre Licencias y Permisos Comerciales exclusivo para la comunidad hispana. El seminario web fue completamente en español y los participantes conocieron los recursos y herramientas que el Estado y la Ciudad de Nueva York ofrecen sin costo para las Pequeñas Empresas.

Quarterly Tax & Licensing Guide for Small Businesses (IN-PERSON)

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Looking to better understand how to prepare quarterly small business taxes and determine licenses for your industry? Pace Small Business Development Center and the NYC Lower Manhattan Business Solutions Center at Shopify NYC, took a deep dive into tax requirements, tools to enhance your accounting systems, and how to use the online license "wizard."


Pace Small Business Development Center, and the NYC Lower Manhattan Business Solutions Center at Shopify NYC hosted a in-person event, where we took a deep dive into:

  • Tax requirements and how to estimate quarterly taxes

  • Tools small business owners can employ to quickly manage taxes

  • Tools to enhance accounting systems•T

  • Financial accounts to review when preparing quarterly taxes

  • Common permits and where to go for support

  • Understand how to use the online license "wizard"

The facilitators included Pace SBDC Business Advisor Rawle Brown and Richard Portilla  Account Manager, NYC Lower Manhattan Biz Solutions Center.​

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