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Business Planning and Operations Courses

Below, you will find detailed descriptions of all of our Business Planning & Operations Courses. Click on the links below to jump down to course descriptions and details. Registration is FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE.

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Table of Contents
10 Pasos para Comenzar su Propria Empresa*
10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business*
Business Planning Basics 
Business Planning Basics (Conceptos Básicos de Planificación de Negocios) 
Choosing the Right Legal Structure*
Understanding Intellectual Property*
Restaurant Management Bootcamp*
Down to Business: Making Your Restaurant/Bar Last*
10 Steps to Starting A Worker Cooperative*
How to Become Certified As a Minority/Women-Owned Business*
Hiring Right*
SBA Presents: The Mature Entrepreneur*
SBA Presents: Determining Your Entrepreneurial Potential*
Understanding Business Insurance*

*Not offered regularly. See details for next sessions.




10 Pasos Para Comenzar  su Propria Empresa

¿Quieres Abrir una Empresa en la Ciudad de Nueva York?

Aprenda Sobre los Siguientes Temas:

  • Determine su estructura legal
  • Número de Identificación Patronal (o EIN inglés)
  • Cómo Obtener los Permisos, Licencias y Seguros
  • Certificado de Autoridad
  • Ayuda Financiera para Pequeñas Empresas Cursos Empresariales
Course Location Time Day(s) Dates
Brooklyn
9 Bond Street, 5th Fl.

10:00AM-12:00PM

viernes

7/25 Register

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10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business

Learn what it takes to start your own business! 
This course provides a basic overview of the steps you'll need to take to start a business and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way. Total course hours: 1 session, varies by Center from 1.5-2.5 hours.

You will learn about:

  • How to develop a business plan
  • How to determine your legal structure
  • How to set up your bookkeeping
  • How to get permits and licenses
  • How to obtain financing

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates

Bronx
400 East Fordham Road, 7th Fl.

3:00PM-5:00PM

Tuesday

7/22

Register

8/12 Register
8/26 Register

Brooklyn
9 Bond Street, 5th Fl.

10:00AM-12:00PM Friday 7/18 Register
8/1 Register
3:00PM-5:00PM 8/15 Register

Queens
168-25 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Fl.

2:00PM-4:00PM

Wednesday

7/16 Register
8/6 Register
8/20 Register

Upper Manhattan
361 West 125th Street, 2nd Fl.

5:30PM-7:30PM

Tuesday

7/1 Register
Tuesday 8/5 Register
Thursday 8/7 Register

Washington Heights
560 West 181st Street, 2nd Fl.

2:00PM-4:00PM

Thursday 7/17 Register

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Business Planning Basics

Learn about the key components of a strong business plan in just three hours!
This course will teach you how to organize your business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote your business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting your business, and develop your financial projections. Total course hours: 1 session, 3 hours.

You will learn about:

  • Components of a strong business plan
  • Interconnectivity of marketing, finance, human resources and operations
  • Strategies for reaching your target customers
  • Developing a break-even analysis
  • Tools and templates that will assist you with the planning process

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates
Bronx
400 East Fordham Road, 7th Fl.

5:30PM-8:30PM

Thursday

7/17 Register
8/14 Register

Brooklyn
9 Bond Street, 5th Fl.

5:00PM-8:00PM

Monday 7/14 Register
4:00PM-7:00PM Wednesday 8/20 Register

Midtown
Science, Industry and Business Library
188 Madison Ave.

11:30AM-2:30PM

Saturday

7/19 Register
8/16 Register

Queens
168-25 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Fl.

5:00PM-8:00PM

Wednesday 7/16 Register
8/13 Register

Upper Manhattan
361 West 125th Street, 2nd Fl.

5:30PM-8:30PM

Thursday

7/10

Register

8/28 Register

Washington Heights
560 West 181st Street, 2nd Fl.

5:00PM-8:00PM

Tuesday 8/12 Register

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Business Planning Basics (Conceptos Básicos de Planificación de Negocios)

Aprenda lo que se necesita para comenzar su propia empresa. Este curso le enseñará los componentes involcrados en escribir un plan de negocio y se enfocará específicamente en el análisis del mercado y sus proyecciones financieras.  Cómo organizar su idea empresarial en un plan estructurado.

Aprenda Sobre los Siguientes Temas:

  • Cómo identificar su mercado.
  • Cómo determinar cuanto capital va a necesitar.
  • Cómo comunicar efectivamente los objetivos de su negocio. 
Course Location Time Day(s) Dates
No classes are being offered at this time. Please check back soon for updates!

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Choosing the Right Legal Structure

Choosing the right corporate and tax entity for your business is important, but the decision is far from easy!
There are a lot of options to choose from, and many factors to consider.  The internet has thousands of articles on this topic, but many are either too general or too specific and some are just plain wrong. running. Total course hours: 1 session, 1.5 hours.

You will learn about:

  • The various business structures available to an entrepreneur in New York
  • The requirements for each
  • The benefits and drawbacks of choosing an LLC over a regular corporation correctly
  • How to use a new online license information system, Business Express 
Course Location Time Day(s) Dates
Lower Manhattan
110 William St, 4th floor
5:30PM-7:30PM Thursday 7/17 Register

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Understanding Intellectual Property

This course will help you better understand the meaning of intellectual property and steps business owners can take in protecting the intellectual property of their business.

You will learn about:

  • The different types of intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks)
  • Who should consider having their intellectual property protected
  • Why intellectual property should be registered

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates

No courses are being offered at this time. Please check back soon for updates!

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Restaurant Management Bootcamp

Learn the laws and regulations of running a restaurant in NYC!
To run a successful restaurant you must know how to manage your employees and expenses, as well as which licenses you may need. This course will help you understand all of the basic requirements to get your business up and running. Total course hours: 1 session, varies by Center from 1-2 hours.

You will learn about:

  • How to avoid large fines by knowing the laws regarding minimum wage, overtime vs. shift pay, uniforms, worker’s compensation, discrimination, health and sanitation, and other common issues
  • How to manage your employees more efficiently and effectively
  • What to know to apply for right licenses and permits correctly
  • How to use a new online license information system, Business Express
Course Location Time Day(s) Dates
Bronx
400 East Fordham Road, 7th Fl.
3:00PM-5:00PM Tuesday 8/19 Register
Queens
168-25 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Fl.

2:00PM-4:00PM

Thursday

7/17

Register

8/21 Register

Upper Manhattan
361 West 125th Street, 2nd Fl.

5:30PM-7:30PM Tuesday 7/15 Register

Washington Heights
560 West 181st Street, 2nd Fl.

2:00PM-4:00PM

Thursday

8/14 Register

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Down to Business: Making Your Restaurant/Bar Last

Do you own a restaurant or bar? Lucky that it did not fail in the 1st year as most statistics show? Hoping that your business will last forever? Are you determined to beat the odds?

This course will get you well on your way of becoming even more of a success as a restaurant/bar owner. Class participants will explore the top 10 things they should know in order to continue to grow their business. The rules in the food industry change rapidly; and attending this course will help to keep you ahead of the curve! This course is taught with the New York State Restaurant Association and Helbraun & Associates, a legal firm that focuses on the restaurant industry.

You will learn about:

  • Best practices
  • Warning signs
  • What not to worry about

*Registrants for this course should be operating businesses for at least one year.

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates
Brooklyn
9 Bond Street, 5th Fl.

3:00PM-5:00PM

Tuesday

7/29

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10 Steps to Starting A Worker Cooperative

Learn what it takes to start a worker cooperative business! A worker cooperative is a business or organization that is owned and controlled by the people who work in it. This course will focus on the steps you will need to start a worker cooperative business of your own.

You will learn about:

  • What a worker cooperative is
  • If a worker cooperative business structure is right for your business
  • The benefits of starting a worker cooperative
Course Location Time Day(s) Dates
Brooklyn
9 Bond Street, 5th Fl.
5:00PM-7:00PM Monday 8/25 Register

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 How to Become Certified As a Minority/Women-Owned Business

Businesses certified as a Minority/Women-Owned (M/WBE) business are able to increase their visibility, capacity and contribute to the City’s economy through the bidding on public contracts. This course will help business owners learn how being certified as a M/WBE business can benefit their business.

*To attend this course, registrants must have been in business for at least one year.

You will learn about:

  • Qualifications to become a M/WBE business
  • Completion of the M/WBE certification application
  • Avoiding common certification mistakes
  • Receiving assistance with bids and proposals

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates
Brooklyn
9 Bond Street, 5th Fl.

5:00PM-8:00PM

Wednesday

7/23

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 Hiring Right!

Do you want to avoid making mistakes in hiring that can expose your business to lawsuits? In this class, you will learn about the many laws affecting how you manage employees, from hiring to firing.

You will learn about:

  • Laws covering the hiring process
  • Job posting and sourcing
  • References and background checks
  • 10 Tips to avoid lawsuits

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates
Brooklyn
9 Bond Street, 5th Fl.

5:00PM-7:00PM

Wednesday

7/30

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For questions about individual courses or to register over the phone, please contact an Account Manager at one of our NYC Business Solutions Centers.

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 SBA Presents: The Mature Entrepreneur

Are you over 50 or approaching retirement, or just seeking to start a new business or earn extra income? Your life path is different than that of younger entrepreneurs. This workshop will help you decide if you are making the right move at this point in your life. Do you have what it takes and what is required. What steps do I need to take to get started? Should I proceed or should I stay put? Where do I go for free assistance?

You will learna about:

  • Long-term planning for starting a business
  • Decision-making factors for senior entrepreneurs
  • Resources required to start & maintain a business
  • Steps to get started & additional resources

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates
Lower Manhattan
110 William Street, 4th Floor

3:00PM-4:30PM

Thursday

7/17

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  SBA Presents: Determining Your Entrepreneurship Potential

Do you have what it takes to be an independent and successful entrepreneur? What are the traits, skills and characteristics of an entrepreneur?  Which areas still require development before you start your new endeavor? What about money? Should I proceed or not? Where do I start? This is an interactive workshop so come prepared to speak up and out!

You will learn about:

  • What is entrepreneurship
  • Characteristics of a successful entrepreneur
  • How to develop your vision and purpose
  • Personality type, leadership style, interpersonal skills
  • Do’s and Don’ts
  • Additional resources

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates
Lower Manhattan
110 William Street, 4th Floor

3:00PM-4:30PM

Thursday

8/7

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Business Liability
 
Insurance is important for protecting your business. This class will help business owners understand common business insurance policies and prepare for unexpected events that can negatively impact operations
 
You will learn about:

  • Introduction to Business Liability
  • Business Continuation Agreements
  • Key Person Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Liability Insurance for Small Business
  • Group Benefit Plans

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates
Lower Manhattan
110 William Street, 4th Floor

5:30PM-7:30PM

Thursday

8/7

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 Understanding Business Insurance

Insurance is  a form of risk management essential to all businesses. As risk takers, entrepreneurs test their abilities in the marketplace every day. By reducing the financial consequences of fires, accidents, thefts or other unforeseen events beyond the entrepreneurs’ control, insurance improves a risk taker’s odds. Total course hours: 1 session, 2 hours. Panel of Experts and one-on-one consultation:

You will learn about:

  • Insurance planning
  • Benefit coverage
  • Understanding risk
  • Type of coverage
  • Costs assessment

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates
Upper Manhattan
361 West 125th Street, 2nd Fl.

5:30PM-8:00PM

Tuesday

7/29

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