08 Jan

Home Improvement Contract License Program


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Anyone performing home improvement services for a fee in NYC is required to be licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs.  Homeowners doing work on their own homes do not need to be licensed.

Queen Economic Development Corporation offers a Home improvement contractor training program to make it easy for you to get your license.

The program is a 3-session, 18 hour training course that both prepares participants for the NYC home improvement contractor licensing examination and helps participants put their license applications together.

FInd out more here

11 Dec

Do you Need to Know what Licenses or Permits you Need to Operate your Business in NYC?

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Do you need to know what licenses or permits you need in order to operate a Business in NYC?

If you answered yes to that question, there is a great online tool that can help you, NYC Business Express.

Answer a few questions about the type of business you are starting or have and then the NYC business express tool will spell out what licenses and/or permits you need to operate in NYC. Not only will the tool tell you what you need, but it will also outline what agencies you need to talk to and what you need to do before applying for a license or permit.

Click here and get the process started

11 Dec

NYC Incubator for Food Based Businesses


Do you have a food based business and need access to a commercial Kitchen and business assistance?

Hot Bread Kitchen, a incubator for food based businesses in NYC,  has two production kitchens, two prep kitchens, a chocolate kitchen, a specialty production space and dough room, as well as dry and cold storage facilities. In addition, there is a demonstration kitchen available for classes and other events. The kitchen is fully equipped and available on a part-time or full-time basis. The facility also provides shared workspace for up to 40 food manufacturing startups and expanding food businesses.

The Incubator will help people with small, artisanal, and ethnic food businesses make the transition from working in their home kitchens to using fully-equipped, professional facilities. Along with on-the-job training, there are classes in professional baking, food safety, and business skills.

Training and technical assistance are available to help startups and existing entrepreneurs grow, develop new products, and tap into new markets by giving them access to large-scale industrial production facilities.

FInd out more here.

27 Nov

Get Business Help from Fortune 1,000 Business Advisors

Do you want a team of fortune 1,000 advisors that can help you WIN?

NYPACE helps business owners in NYC achieve their goals by connecting them with a team of advisors from some of the largest companies in the world. They offer this great service at a great price, FREE.

Why pay thousands of dollars when you can get fortune 1,000 advisors to help you with the following at no cost:

  • Market opportunity / business idea assessment
  • Design and composition of business overview materials
  • Certification and application processes (e.g. franchise applications, approved supplier lists, etc.)
  • Business plan composition and development
  • Website design
  • Financial projections and other financial analyses
  • Marketing material design and composition
  • Cost structure and supply chain analysis
  • Human resource planning
  • Accounting infrastructure
  • Basic business software instruction
  • Identification of new product/market opportunities
  • and more

Get more details on their website and signup.

19 Nov

Get Free Business Legal Services: Volunteers of Legal Service

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Volunteers of Legal Service rely on  law firms’ and legal departments’ deep expertise in business law to promote economic development in New York City by helping low-income micro-entrepreneurs and small businesses to surmount legal obstacles.

The small business they  serve exemplify the best of New York City; a place where anyone from anywhere can come and can succeed if he or she is willing to work very hard.     http://bit.ly/1aiusem

06 Nov

Get Help Creating your Strategic Plan for Growth: NYC Fast Trac Program

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If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.  As opposed to planning to fail, take advantage of NYC fast trac program, which is a premier business course created by the Kauffman Foundation that helps business owners create an actionable plan for strategic growth. This is an 8 session, 32 hour course. Winning requires some level of planning, so signup today.