Start planning for Your Dream Business. The deadline for the 5th Annual Queens StartUP was extended.
1) The deadline to join the StartUP! Competition has been extended to Monday November 15, 2010 at 5PM. In order to be part of the competition, please attend the orientation and training sessions.
2) The 1st Training Session presentation link and description is listed below.
Note: You may attend these training sessions for free and not compete in the competition.
Training Session # 1 – Overview of the Business
Looking to get started now? Want a head start? View our first training session now:
1st Training Session – Overview of the Business.The purpose of this training course is to provide the initial steps and foundation to starting your business plan. The following topics will be covered: Company Description, Conducting Important Research, Analyzing Your Competition.
Additional Orientation Sessions
Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (right before the first training session.)
Monday, October 25, 2010 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (right before the first training session.)
Monday, November 8, 2010 from 5:30 PM to 8:30PM (this will be a combination of the orientation session and 1st training session).Business Plan Training Calendar:

Training Session 1 – Overview of the Business
October   6,  2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m
October 16,  2010 from 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
October 25,  2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Training Session 2 – Sales & Marketing
November 13, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m.
November 17, 2010 from 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
November 29, 2010 from 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Training Session 3 – Operations & Technology
January   8,  2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m.
January 19,  2011 from 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
January 24,  2011 from 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Training Session 4 – Financial Statements
February   2, 2011 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
February 12, 2011 from 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
February 14, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30p.m.

The Queens Economic Development Corporation gratefully acknowledges the support of: the Board of QEDC, Citi, Con Edison, Emily Lin & Associates, United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #3, National Grid, New York City Council, New York City Department of Small Business Services,  New York State Empire State Development Corporation, NY Mets, New York State Senate, NYC & Company, Office of the Queens Borough President, Small Business Administration, Briarwood Development and TD Bank. Special thanks to Borough President Helen M. Marshall, State Senator Malcolm Smith, State Senator Frank Padavan. Photos by Dominick Totino. NYC Business Express is the one-stop online tool for the license, permit, tax, incentive information and applications you need, for any business in NYC.  The NYC Business Express Incentives Estimator can even provide a customized list of City, State, and Federal incentives for which your business may qualify.

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