NYC Business Solutions Courses Week of April 21 – 25

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Did You Know? QuickBooks can help you keep track of daily transactions, as well as develop financial reports such as income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.

Get a quick refresher on the ins and outs of QuickBooks accounting software at one of our FREE business courses at our NYC Business Solutions centers across the city next week!

Network with M/WBEs, Small Businesses & CAP Partners

Join us on Wednesday, April 23, to network with M/WBEs and other small businesses, and to connect with Corporate Alliance Program (CAP) partners and their prime vendors to explore potential Tier 2 partnership and contracting opportunities.

CAP partners currently scheduled to participate include Accenture, BNY Mellon, Citi, Columbia University, Con Edison, Goldman Sachs, and IBM. Prime vendors represent industries that include construction and trades, IT, staffing services, and more to be confirmed.

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In partnership with Capital Business Credit, we are launching a fund to provide low-interest production financing to NYC designers.
The NYC Fashion Production Fund (NYCFPF) was organized to support NYC-based emerging designers with financing to ensure that the City remains the premier destination for fashion design talent.
Learn more about the Production Fund here.

Via nycedc:

In partnership with Capital Business Credit, we are launching a fund to provide low-interest production financing to NYC designers.

The NYC Fashion Production Fund (NYCFPF) was organized to support NYC-based emerging designers with financing to ensure that the City remains the premier destination for fashion design talent.

Learn more about the Production Fund here.

Female entrepreneurs face a unique set of challenges that have a tremendous impact on the growth of their business ventures. FastTrac® NewVenture™ for the Female Entrepreneur provides tools, resources, and access to a network of supportive female entrepreneurs that translates into an insightful edge over the competition.

The next class is scheduled to begin in May 2014. Find out more and apply today!


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NYC Business Solutions Courses Week of April 14 – 18

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Bookkeeping is an essential function in every business, large and small.

Learn more about the purpose and benefits of bookkeeping and determine whether to perform bookkeeping in-house or hire external help at one of our FREE business courses at our NYC Business Solutions centers across the city next week!

The Wednesday Biz: PowerUp! Orientations

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If you want to compete in this year’s PowerUP! Business Plan Competition, there are two more opportunities to attend the mandatory orientation session!

Central Library, Dweck Center Thursday April 10, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Business & Career Library Saturday April 12, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Don’t forgot to register before you attend the orientation.

Stay Ahead of the Competition with Customized Training

If you’re looking to train your staff, NYC Business Solutions makes it easy to invest in your employees.

We’ll help you design training, understand the return-on-investment, and provide grants of $10,000 - $400,000 to help you cover training-related costs.

To learn more, join us for an informational session at our NYC Business Solutions Brooklyn Center on Thursday, April 17, at 6 p.m.

Certified to Win: City’s Minority and Women-owned Businesses Turn Government Biz into Profits | NY Daily News

Last year, New York City passed Local Law 1. The new law eliminates what had been a $1 million cap on the type of government contracts that count towards the city’s diversity goals.

That means minority and women-owned businesses can use their designation to compete for much bigger deals.

"The pool of contracts has gone from $400 million to $2 billion," Gregg Bishop, deputy commissioner, business development division at the city’s Department of Small Business Services (SBS), told the Daily News.

Since 2008, when the city launched its Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) program, the number of certified city businesses has ballooned from 700 to 3,764.

"We are committed to dramatically increasing that number," SBS Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer told the News.

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Want to learn more about certification? Visit nyc.gov/getcertified.