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

Crowdfunding Your Business with Kiva, Washington Heights, 11/12/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Crowdfunding Your Business with Kiva

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WE Master Leadership at Piermont Bank (2 day workshop: 11/12, 11/19)

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

WE Master Leadership is a free workshop designed to help women entrepreneurs gain the critical management skills needed to start, operate, and grow a successful business. 

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Restaurant Management Bootcamp, 1 Session, Bronx 11/12/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Total course hours: 1 session, for 2 hours.

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CANCELLED-How to Avoid Fines & Violations

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

 

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Business Finance 2: Planning For Profitability, Upper Manhattan, 11/12/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services


Every entrepreneur is in business to make profits, but only some do. A critical step to success is creating the financial plan that will guide your business to profitability.
The goal of this course is to provide you the information and tools to create your own profitability plan. Whether you are planning to start or grow, this course can help.

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How to Select the Right Business Structure, Washington Heights, 11/13/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Choosing The Right Legal Structure

One of the most crucial decisions you’ll make when starting a business is selecting its structure. Your choice of structure will depend on the size and type of business, your personal circumstances and how much you plan to grow the business. Your selection may impact tax liabilities, potential personal liability, asset protection, your responsibilities as a business owner and more.

This workshop includes an in-depth discussion about the pros and cons of the available options in New York State, such as sole proprietorship, partnership, "c" or "s" corporation, and the limited liability company (LLC), so you can determine which one is best for you.

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WE Legal Clinic with Kirkland Ellis LLP 11/13/2019

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

WE Legal helps women entrepreneurs access free legal consultations, so they can make the right decisions to start, operate, and grow their businesses. At this WE Legal Clinic attendees will receive one-on-one consultations, on the following topics:

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BE NYC (Black Entrepreneurs NYC) Tech Founders Forum

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Join Commissioner Gregg Bishop and the NYC Department of Small Business Services at our upcoming BE NYC Tech Founders Forum to learn, network, and share your feedback in order to advance Black entrepreneurship across the five boroughs.

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Commercial Lease Negotiation

Organized by Pace University Small Business Development Center

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SBS-PTAC: "Basics of Subcontracting for Construction Firms", 11/14/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services
This workshop will examine the best practices for construction firms entering into subcontracting agreements with Prime Contractors.
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Business Finance 1: Getting Started, Washington Heights, 11/14/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

For many entrepreneurs, the financial aspect of business ownership can be the most intimidating part. But it doesn’t have to be: business finances are not so different from your personal finances.

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WE Connect Mentor Session with Blair Lauren Brown on Pitching

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

Blair Lauren Brown in her office

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Protect Your Business: Prepare for Business Disruptions Webinar

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

NYC business owners face many challenges that can impact your operations and assets. The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is here to help guide you through the start of a business continuity plan. Join us for the start of your business continuity plan.   

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Building an Operational Plan, Upper Manhattan, 11/14/19

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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WE Master Money: Credit at Microsoft w/ One-on-One Financial Consultations, 11/15/2019

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

Workshop topics include:

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WE NYC Summit: Female Founders Disrupting HealthTech

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

The program will feature: 

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BE NYC (Black Entrepreneurs NYC) Forum for Healthcare + Climate Focused Founders

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Join Commissioner Gregg Bishop and the NYC Department of Small Business Services at our upcoming BE NYC Founders Forum to learn, network, and share your feedback in order to advance Black entrepreneurship across the five boroughs.

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Bronx Small Business Resource Fair (Spring Bank)

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services
Come and join us for our Bronx Resource Fair to receive FREE guidance from various City agencies to grow and expand your small business!
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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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WE Master Money: Credit at The Luminary 11/19/2019

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC
  • The creation of credit
  • The credit improvement
  • The relationship between one's personal and business credit
  • How to interpret a credit report.


Schedule:

Tuesday, November 19th

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Building your Business Operations , 1 session, Bronx 11/19/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Building your Business Operations 

Many businesses fail not because of a bad business idea, but because there was no system that standardized, measured, and improved its operations.

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Signing a Commercial Lease: What You Need to Know, 1 Session, Bronx 11/20/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

This course offers useful steps you can take to prepare for negotiating a commercial lease that serves your interests and minimizes risks. The course instructors are attorneys who have counseled both landlords and tenants on lease agreements and can share practical strategies for success.

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WE NYC 1-on-1 Credit Consultations at The Luminary, 11/20/2019

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

One-on-one 30 minute session with a financial counselor can help you:

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Building your Own Business Website 1 Session, Bronx 11/20/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

In the past, building a business website could be expensive and complicated. But today, there are website builders that are affordable and easy-to-use for almost any entrepreneur.

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NYC Small Business Training Grant Program, Webinar, 11/20/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

NYC Small Business Training Grants Program

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) offers a job training grant for eligible small businesses. If you have a staff of 10+ SBS will provide funds to increase the skills of your team.

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Brooklyn Mobile Unit Event

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

The City of New York spends up to $17 Billion per year on construction, goods and services. Getting certified as a Minority and or/ Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) will help you compete for these opportunities and access exclusive programs to help your small business grow. More than 9,000 businesses currently benefit from New York City certification. Join us to learn how to:

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BE NYC (Black Entrepreneurs NYC) Forum for People Working in Tech

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Join Commissioner Gregg Bishop and the NYC Department of Small Business Services at our upcoming BE NYC (Black Entrepreneurship NYC) Community Forum to learn, network, and share your feedback in order to advance Black entrepreneurship across the five boroughs.

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Business Finance 2: Planning for Profitability, Washington Heights, 11/21/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Business Finances 2: Planning for Profitability

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Creating Content Your Customer Value, Upper Manhattan, 11/21/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Many businesses think that marketing only means advertising. But building loyalty with your customers also requires creating marketing content that is helpful, relevant, and engaging.

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Free Legal Consultation for Your Business, Washington Heights, 11/21/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

A few topics or areas of concern include:

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WE Master Money: Funding at Microsoft, 11/22/2019

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

Course topics include an overview of funding options: the 5 C's of creditworthiness that make one a desirable potential borrower, perfecting your business pitch, and interactive exercises to truly understand capital planning.

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Choosing the Right Legal Structure for Your Business & Protecting Your Personal Assets, 1 Session, Bronx, 11/22/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

This training will focus on the pros and cons of the various types of legal forms available to small business owners as well as other considerations to help determine how to set up the business.  At this training a lawyer will also discuss best practices to protect personal assets after forming a business entity and common legal mistakes to avoid that could lead to loss of limited liability protection.    

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WE Connect Mentor Session with Brianna Carney

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

Brianna started her career at a startup firm which allowed her to understand how small companies scale. She moved to Amazon where she experienced the impact the global workforce can have on an organization. She began to question why more organizations weren’t taking advantage of the global talent pool. 

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Food Retail: Operating Like a Pro, 1 Session, Bronx 11/25/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

 By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Create a personalized checklist for daily operations that can reduce costs;

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Become Certified As a Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Workshop, Upper Manhattan,11/25/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Learn about M/WBE Certification!

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SBS-PTAC: Selling to Government Workshop, 11/26/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services
Learn how the government can become your customer!
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Desarrollar Una Estrategia De Mercadeo,(Developing A Market Strategy), Upper Manhattan,11/26/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

DESARROLLAR UNA ESTRATEGIA DE MERCADEO

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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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WE Connect Mentor Session with Sophia Chang

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

Sophia Chang in her office

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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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WE Connect: The Legal Aspects to Be Investor Ready at Luminary

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC
  • Investor Readiness: Your Path to Capital. Building the right business today can lead to attracting new capital tomorrow.  Learn how you can launch your business and take proactive steps to ensure your business is attractive to investors.  This talk will explore the basics of setting up and financing a small business, including tips on how to make a business investor-ready and investment-related concerns and jargon common to the small business world.

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