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

SBS-PTAC: "Selling to Government Workshop" (morning session), 8/27/2019

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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Prepare for Disruptions Workshop

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

From gas leaks and fires, to major hurricanes, flooding, and blackouts, 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 a panel discussion of resources and strategies for preparedness, a presentation on insurance, and the start of your business continuity plan.   

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Crowdfunding Your Business with Kiva, Washington Heights, 8/29/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Crowdfunding Your Business with Kiva

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WE Connect Mentor Session | Sarah Valdovinos at Alley

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

Sarah Valdovinos in her office

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How to Select the Right Business Structure, Upper Manhattan, 9/5/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

 1 Session; 2 Hours

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WE Master Leadership Courses (2 day workshop: 9/05, 9/12)

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

You will have the opportunity to learn from experts in leadership development and entrepreneurship. Please note, this course consists of three sessions - please plan on attending all of them! 

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WE Connect Event | How to Open a Food Business in NYC

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

During this event, you will learn key tips on how to open a food business from experts at ConEdison, NYC's Small Business Advocates, and successful food business owners Deepti Sharma, Founder and CEO of FoodtoEat, Carolina Santos-Neves, Chef and Founder of Call Me Caro, Anita Shepherd, Founder of Anita's Coconut Yogurt, Christina Guidera, Founder of King Street Baking Co, and Dawn Kelly, Co-founder of The Nourish Spot! Continental Breakfast will be provided on a first come first served basis.

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SBS-PTAC: Selling to Government Workshop (morning session), 9/10/2019

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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Getting Ahead- Intensive Credit Repair, 4 Sessions, Bronx 9/10/19

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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WE Master Leadership Courses (2 day workshop: 9/11, 9/18)

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

You will have the opportunity to learn from experts in leadership development and entrepreneurship. Please note, this course consists of three sessions - please plan on attending all of them! 

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Creating Content Your Customers Value, 1 Session, Bronx 9/11/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

This course helps entrepreneurs at any stage define what content will build that loyalty with their customers. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

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Business Finances 2: Planning for Profitability, 1 Session, Bronx 9/12/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Note: This course is the second in a pair of SBS courses on Business Finances. Please complete “Business Finances 1: Getting Started” before attending this course.

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WE Legal Clinic with Kirkland & Ellis LLP 09/12/2019

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 business. At this WE Legal Clinic attendees will receive one-on-one consultations on the following topics:

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Desarrollar una estrategia de Mercadeo (Developing a Marketing Strategy), Upper Manhattan, 9/12/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Pero pocos tienen una investigación - basado márketing estrategia que asegura cada uno de esos dólar s Está bien gastado. Lo El objetivo de este curso es ayudar a los empresarios a En cualquier etapa construir una estrategia de marketing fundacional que Informará Cada táctica de marketing que utilizan.

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Developing a Marketing Strategy,1 Session, Bronx 9/16/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Many business owners spend significant money on marketing. But few have a research-based marketing strategy that ensures every one of those dollars is well spent.

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Getting Certified as a Minority & Women-Owned Business (M/WBE) Webinar, 1 Session, Bronx 9/17/2019

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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Search Engine Optimization (SEO), 1 Session, Bronx 9/17/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

What this means for business owners – optimizing your website for search engines is essential.

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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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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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Small Business Accounting Basics

Organized by Pace University Small Business Development Center

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SBS-PTAC: How to Be Successful with Micro and Small Purchases, 09/18/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Who Should Attend

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Business Finance 1: Getting Started, Upper Manhattan, 9/18/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Intended for entrepreneurs unfamiliar with business financial management, Business Finances 1 introduces its key terms and concepts in everyday language.

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Choosing the Right Legal Structure for Your Business & Protecting Your Personal Assets, 1 Session, Bronx, 9/18/2019

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 Master Money Conference: Business and Financial Boot Camp - Master Your Money

Organized by Women Entrepreneurs NYC

The day will feature exciting panel discussions, rich workshops and powerful speakers, including: 

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SBS-PTAC: "Bidding Strategies for Construction Firms", 09/19/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

Topics to be discussed:

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Social Media Marketing, Upper Manhattan, 9/19/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

• Operate these platforms as a business according to best practices

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Emerging Business Enterprise Certification Workshop - 09/19/19

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

There are now more opportunities for certified EBE to bid on public contracts, increase their capacity and effectively contribute to the City's economy.  This bi-annually 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! The EBE Program certifies businesses owned, operated, and controlled by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged.  The program is designed to promote fairness and equity in city contracting and to level the playing field for these business owners.

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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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Signing a Commercial Lease: What You Need to Know, 1 Session, Bronx 9/23/2019

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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SBS-PTAC: Selling to Government Workshop (morning session),9/24/2019

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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Government Procurement Strategies

Organized by Pace University Small Business Development Center

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Creating Content Your Customers Value, 1 Session, Bronx 9/24/2019

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

This course helps entrepreneurs at any stage define what content will build that loyalty with their customers. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

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Business Finance 2: Planning For Profitability, Upper Manhattan, 9/24/19

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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Small Business Lending Panel & Networking Session

Organized by Pace University Small Business Development Center

Meet the Small Business Lenders

Are you an existing small business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur in need of financing for your business? Then come meet small business lenders at this free forum hosted by the Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the US Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Quick Books, Upper Manhattan, 9/25/19-9/26/19

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 Storefront Business: Avoid Common Violations and Prepare for Emergencies Webinar

Organized by The NYC Department of Small Business Services

From inspections and fires, to major hurricanes, flooding, and blackouts, NYC business owners face many challenges and regulations 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. 

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