Sign-Up for e-Bulletin Translate This Page Printer Friendly text Size: Sm Med Lg
NYC Business Solutions We're here to help you with every stage of your business.
 
 
 
  Immigrant Business Initiative  
 
  Hurricane Sandy Recovery Services  
 
  Get Connected
Visit Our Blog
Join Us on Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter
 
 
  Business Owner's Bill of Rights  
 
  NYC Department of Small Business Services  

Webinar and Online Programs

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

Back To Main Menu




Table of Contents
Webinar: Your Path to Successful Financing
Webinar: Preparing for your M/WBE Certification
Webinar: Meet the Restaurant Experts: Getting Your Financial House in Order
Webinar: How to Market Your Business Using Social Media
Webinar: Accessing Financing
Webinar: Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certification Workshop*
Webinar: Meet the Restaurant Experts: Restaurant Operations; HR, Technology and Legal*
Webinar: How to Market Your Business on Social Media and Search Engines*


Your Path to Successful Financing

The Financing Team of the NYC Business Solutions Bronx Center will review the credit and financing opportunities available for your business.  Additionally, the course will give insight and best practices on what lenders are looking for in the current credit environment so you can be best prepared when applying for financing.
 
You will learn about:
• The five Cs of lending
• Basic criteria, products, and options for small business owners looking to obtain financing.
• What to consider when preparing a financing application
• How lenders will evaluate your application
• How you can best meet the requirements for today’s lenders
• What additional resources exist for understanding and improving your credit history

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates

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

Back To Top

Back To Main Menu

Webinar: Preparing for your M/WBE Certification

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 Account Managers who will guide you through the certification process so you can get your application right the first time!

You will learn about:
• Answers to all your certification application questions
• Avoid common certification application mistakes
• Other programs your business may qualify for
• Hands-on technical assistance in packaging your M/WBE application

How your company will benefit from being certified:
• MORE opportunities to bid on contracts and subcontracts
• FREE advertising in the NYC Online Directory of Certified Companies
• FREE assistance with bids and proposals

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates

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

Back To Top

Back To Main Menu

Webinar: Meet the Restaurant Experts: Getting Your Financial House in Order

Learn how to plan, build and protect your financial house to achieve your restaurant business goals. During this webinar, four restaurant experts from New York City Hospitality Group will provide practical financial solutions for the seasoned and newbie restaurant owner and hospitality professional. 

You will learn about:

• Raise and structure capital for your expanding and/or new restaurant
• Manage your taxes and remain compliant
• Properly plan for your estate
• Manage your business with financial controls like merchant services
• Implement financial systems and strategies for successes

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates

Webinar

10:00AM-12:00PM

Wednesday

9/10

Register

Back To Top

Back To Main Menu

Webinar: How to Market Your Business Using Social Media

Even though you know social media can help your business, you may not be quite sure why or where to start. What should you post about? How often should you post? Can it really help you? How do you measure success? What are your competitors doing?

You will learn about:

• How social media can fit into your digital strategy
• Both short and long term benefits of using social media to engage your target audience
• How to set objectives for your social media
• A detailed look at how different social media platforms can get you closer to certain business goals

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates

Webinar

3:00PM-5:00PM

Wednesday

9/17

Register

Back To Top

Back To Main Menu

Webinar: Accessing Financing

NYC Business Solutions financing team will review basic criteria, products, and options for small business owners looking to obtain financing.

You will learn about:

  • The five Cs
  • Debt financing, equity financing, crowd funding
  • Key considerations and terms
  • Additional resources

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates

Webinar

12:00PM-2:00PM

Thursday

11/20

Register

Back To Top

Back To Main Menu 

Webinar: Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certification Workshop

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.

Join us for a workshop that will walk you through the process for completing your M/WBE application.

You will learn about:

  • How to get certified as an M/WBE with New York City, New York State, NYC School Construction Authority, and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • How to apply for a vendor number and get notified of government opportunities in your industry
  • How to complete your M/WBE application the right way
  • How to work with an account manager to review your application for completeness before submitting it to an analyst for approval

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates

Webinar

10:00AM-12:00PM

Thursday

12/18

Register

Back To Top

Back To Main Menu

Webinar: Meet the Restaurant Experts: Restaurant Operations; HR, Technology and Legal

If you have an existing restaurant or you are in the process of starting a new one, we want to help you get your restaurant operations in order.

Join us for a webinar where five restaurant experts from New York City Hospitality Group will explore and prove practical advice on how to manage the HR, Technology and Legal functions of a restaurant. 

You will learn about:

  • HR and labor law compliance
  • Payroll taxes and pre-taxed benefits
  • Leveraging technology to enhance the customer experience
  • Building your IT infrastructure

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates

 Webinar

10:00AM-12:00PM

Wednesday

12/10

Register

Back To Top

Back To Main Menu

Webinar: How to Market Your Business on Social Media and Search Engines

Learn the most efficient practices for expanding your business exposure on social media and the major search engines. Learn how to meet your business objectives using both major and niche social media platforms. Learn how to communicate with people using the tools available on digital communities.

You will learn about:

  • Building a community of people online that will help market your business and sell your products and services
  • Launching your presence online through a website, social media, and search engines
  • Adopting and executing the marketing approach employed by successful income-generating websites
  • Turning web visitors into customers
  • Optimizing your website for maximum exposure on search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo
  • Finding which social media communities your target market is active in and how to engage those users for business growth
  • Building your presence on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other major social media channels

Course Location Time Day(s) Dates

Webinar

10:00AM-12:00PM

Tuesday

12/9

Register

Back To Top 

Back To Main Menu

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