Resources

What can SBMA and WHEDco do for my business?

SBMA and WHEDco can connect you to no-cost resources to help your business thrive, including:

  • Business workshops and trainings
  • One-on-one legal advice and lease review
  • Advisors to help businesses avoid fines
  • Assistance finding financial services and opportunities

Contact us today to find out how we can help your business by emailing us at business@whedco.org.

Are you looking for financial, legal, or marketing assistance to help build or grow your business? Download WHEDco’s South Bronx Business Resources Guide to find no-cost or low-cost resources available to small businesses.


 

Free Business Courses

Search Engine Optimization (SEO), 4/22/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

SEO: Get Found Online & Drive Traffic to Your Website

In partnership with the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, join us to learn how SEO can drive traffic to your website and increase sales!

Is attracting clients and new business keeping you up at night? Attract clients online with SEO. According to Forbes, 97% of people turn to the internet to find the products and services that they need. If you're not showing up online, you're not an option for them to consider. 

You will learn proven techniques for reaching your ideal clients online and driving more traffic to your website in order to increase leads and sales.

Attendees will discover:

  • How to select the right keywords to attract their ideal clients

  • How to optimize their website to get found online and get to the top of search engines

  • How to get to generate more leads and attract clients with SEO

Class Duration: 2.5 Hours

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SBS-PTAC: Selling to Government (afternoon session), 4/23/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services


Each and every day, the government buys billions of dollars' worth of goods and services from small businesses. The Selling to Government workshop offers an introduction to government contracting and prepares businesses to find opportunities in their area of expertise. Come and learn how your business can pursue contracts at the City, State, and Federal government levels.

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Creating a Business Idea That Works, Upper Manhattan, 4/23/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services


During this course, you will:
• Determine the market problem your business will solve
• Develop a framework and research plan to better understand your target customer, industry, and competitors
• Develop a unique value proposition (UVP) statement
• Draft your business concept statement

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Next Level Services for Goods & Services M/WBEs Workshop: Set Yourself Up to Win - Effective Project Management

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

 

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Protect Your Business: Prepare for Business Emergencies Workshop

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services


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Next Level Bonding & Financial Management Services: QuickBooks for Contractors Clinic

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

 

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Finding Money at 0%-3% Interest Rates: Yes Under 3%! Webinar, 4/24/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Obtaining affordable financing for your business’ needs can be a challenge.

The NYC Business Solutions Center in Queens can help connect you with our lending partners who are currently offering various products for less than 3%.

During this workshop you will be introduced to several financing opportunities that our lending partners are currently offering to Small Businesses in NYC. You will gain insight into the eligibility requirements, and application process for each product, and better understand what product best suits your business’ needs.

Products that will be discussed, include:

  • Contract Financing, a product best suited for businesses who have, or are currently seeking City contracts

  • Low-Interest Line of Credit, ideal for businesses seeking working capital or dealing with cashflow issues

  • 0% Interest Term Loans, for NYC, Nassau and Westchester County-based small businesses seeking up to $50,000 in working capital

  • 0% Interest Crowdfunding, a unique lending model that can provide you with a loan of up to $10,000 over 36 months. Low credit and startups can also be considered, and you can receive your money within 45 days.

Join us for this very insightful workshop!


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WE Legal Clinic with Morrison & Foerster LLP 04/24/2019

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

WE NYC is partnering with Morrison & Foerster LLP to host a WE Legal Clinic! 

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Taller de WE Master | Dinero: Crédito

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC
  • Cómo crear y mejorar tu crédito

  • La relación entre tu crédito personal y el de tu negocio

  • Cómo interpretar tu reporte de crédito


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SBS-PTAC: "MWBE Certified: What's Next?", 04/25/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services


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Building an Operational Plan, Upper Manhattan, 4/25/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services


During this course, you will
• Learn about the value and components of a business operational plan
• Map your business’s processes, resources, and partners using a business model canvas
• Identify your critical processes, and alternative processes for them
• Define Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and KPI goals for your business

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Creating a Business Idea that Works, 1 session, Bronx 4/25/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

The goal of this course is to provide you with the tools to analyze your customers, industry, and competitors. You will leave the course with an action plan that can determine if your idea is the right market opportunity.

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First Steps to Starting a Business, Washington Heights, 4/26/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Opening a business in New York City can be intimidating at the start. Many entrepreneurs ask: where do I begin?
The goal of this course is to help you understand what it means to be a successful entrepreneur in New York City.

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Getting Certified as a Minority & Women-Owned Business (M/WBE) Webinar, 1 Session, Bronx 4/30/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

If you want to do business with the government, getting certified as a Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) can help you to accomplish that goal! Getting certified as a Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) gives you exclusive access to opportunities to sell to government, networking events, inclusion in the City's Online Directory of Certified Businesses and offers many other benefits.

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WE Connect Mentor Session | Sarah Valdovinos at WeWork

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

Sarah Valdovinos in her office

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Hunts Point Business Resource & Networking Event

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Staff from the NYC Department of Small Business Services will be on-site to provide more information on the following free services and more:

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WE Connect Mentor Session | Ramona Cedeno on Mompreneurship

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

Ramona built her startup while also raising a teenager and a five year old. In Ramona's words "Running your own business while raising a family tests your drive, tenacity, patience and empathy. If you are persistent, and welcome it as a trial of your courage and bravery, you will feel doubly proud for having given your all not only to your kids, but also to your passion: your business." You can read more about Ramona's tips for Mompreneurs in her last WE NYC blog post here.  

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WE Connect Mentor Session | Geri Stengel on Financing for Women Entrepreneurs

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

In Geri's words "If you want to start or grow your company, you may need outside financing. Because every situation is different, there is no one-size-fits-all financing option. Even if you have no collateral, a poor (or no) credit score or no steady cash flow, there are still financing options for you. The key is to educate yourself." You can read more about Geri's tips on financing in her last WE NYC blog post here.  

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Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certification Workshop - 5/07/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

There are now more opportunities for certified Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) to bid on public contracts, increase their capacity and effectively contribute to the City's economy. This workshop is conducted by trained certification analysts who will guide you through the certification process so you can get your application right the first time!

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Next Level Bonding & Financial Management Services: Advanced QuickBooks for Contractors Clinic

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

 

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SIBL Free One-On-One Business Counseling Sessions By Appointment

Organized by Pace University Small Business Development Center


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How to Select the Right Business Structure, Upper Manhattan, 5/8/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

 1 Session; 2 Hours

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One-on-One Meeting With Lenders, Washington Heights, May 8, 2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

WELCOME ENTREPRENEURS!  MEET ONE –ON- ONE WITH THREE LENDERS!

Are you seeking capital for your small business?  Whether you are a startup or existing business, join us for the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Kiva, TD Bank, and Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union to address your business financing needs such as: 

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WE Connect Mentor Session | Alexandra Zatarain at Alley

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

Alexandra is a recognized Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Consumer Technology category based on her work as the co-founder and VP of Brand Marketing of Eight Sleep, a sleep fitness company. To date, the company has collected over 43 million hours of sleep data which have been used to design the ultimate sleep experience. In 2017, she was named by Forbes to the 30 Under 30 list of young professionals making an impact in the Consumer Technology Industry. She gives back as a mentor with Galvanize, WE NYC, and is an angel investor in female founded companies as a Cleo Capital scout.

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Business Resilience Panel and Discussion: How to Prepare Your Business

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Prepare yourself and your business for emergencies!

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Protect Your Business: Prepare for Business Emergencies Workshop

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Join us as VEDC also covers small business risk education, business continuity planning, access to capital and other business resources including a training workbook and other materials. 

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One-On-One Business Counseling Sessions By Appointment @ LMHQ

Organized by Pace University Small Business Development Center


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Building an Operational Plan, 1 Session, Bronx 5/13/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

The goal of this course is to help you translate your business concept into an efficient operation that continuously improves and raises your bottom line.

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Next Level Services for Goods & Services M/WBEs: Intermediate QuickBooks(TM) Workshop

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

 

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WE Master Money: Funding Workshop at the Dream Center Harlem (2 sessions): 04/13 and 04/20

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

The workshop will take place in two sessions (please plan on attending both):

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SBS-PTAC: Selling to Government (morning session), 5/14/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Learn how the government can become your customer!

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Quick Books, Upper Manhattan, 5/14/19-5/15/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Learn the key features and benefits of this accounting software!
Business owners need to monitor their spending and expenses in order to maintain a healthy profit. 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. This course will teach you how this software program can help you track your business financials effectively and efficiently. 

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Protect Your Pharmacy: Prepare for Business Disruptions

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services


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Business Entity Formation

Organized by Pace University Small Business Development Center

Business Entity Formation hosted by Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

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One-On-One Business Counseling Sessions By Appointment @ LMHQ

Organized by Pace University Small Business Development Center


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Manhattan Small Business Resource Fair (Washington Heights)

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services


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Taller de WE Master | Dinero: Financiamiento

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

El taller se enseña en dos sesiones:

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WE Connect Mentor Session | Bisila Bokoko on Mompreneurship

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

From hosting at the UN in Switzerland to delivering powerful keynotes in Dominican Republic, and on-air radio hosting in South Africa, Bisila Bokoko has shared her business expertise and inspirational journey with audiences across the world over during her 18-year career. She developed her expertise in geopolitics, tourism, and culture by working closely with cities in Spain and countries in Africa; and, cultivating relationships with foreign Heads of State and international business leaders, becoming one of the ten most influential Spanish women in American business. She has been featured in ForbesEntrepreneur MagazineBloomberg TVBlack EnterpriseHarper's Bazaar & other top publications.

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