NYC Events: Upcoming NYC Business and Technology Events (3/15 – 3/21)

Here is a listing of NYC Business and Technology Events for the upcoming week (3/15– 3/21) that we thought would be beneficial to our small business community in the Greater NYC area.

Have a business and/or technology event coming up in the New York City area that you’d like us to add to our weekly post?  If so, email us at


Monday, March 18th


How to Build a Financial Model to Support Business Decisions
March 18, 2013 – 6pm to 9pm: General Assembly East, 902 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10010

Models mean different things to different people, but they are basically a simplified representation of a system built to support predictions and/or decision making. In this class, we’ll talk about first steps in building a model, how to define the purpose/use of the model, and how to determine what business questions you’re trying to solve. The class will be hands-on and students will work in groups to build several different types of models, which we will review as a class.


The Future of 3D Manufacturing – Brooklyn Style
 March 18, 2013 – 7pm: Brooklyn Law School, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY

We’re assembling an all-star group of 3D Printing & Manufacturing Pioneers featuring demonstrations, books, a panel discussion and Q&A. Brooklyn is at the center of this rapidly growing widely-covered sector. You’re already seeing countless amazing entrepreneurs spring up around this technology.
Confirmed participants include principals from MakerBot, D-Shape, Shapeways and Brian Jepson, editor from Make Magazine, organizer of Maker Faire. Our panel will be moderated by Jim Kohlenberger. Jim was recently Chief of Staff for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).


Tuesday, March 19th 


Taking the Pulse of Small Business-Panel Event
March 19, 2013 – 8:30am – 10:30am:
 Library of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Building, 20 W. 44th Street (between 5th Ave. and Avenue of the Americas)

Dynamic discussion on how small business owners are navigating the economy; new research reveals lessons learned from Storm Sandy. Featuring:
•Gene Marks: Columnist, Author and Small Business Owner
•Ray Sprague: Senior Vice President of Small Commercial Insurance, The Hartford
•Mark Jaffe: President & CEO, Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
•Christine Lagorio: Executive Editor, Inc.
•Jennifer Walzer: Small Business Owner and CEO of BackUpMyInfo!



Sales & Marketing Clinic: Date Your Leads. Marry Your Customers
March 19, 2013 – 12pm – 2pm: Virgo Office Suites, 575 Lexington Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 1022

 Join Ramon Ray, Infusionsoft’s sales & marketing evangelist, as he teaches you Lifecycle Marketing; a 7-step system that helps you attract traffic, capture leads, nurture prospects, convert to sales, deliver and satisfy, upsell and get referrals. Lifecycle Marketing is all about Dating Your Leads and Marrying Your Customers. It’s about converting prospects into customers and customers into loyal customers (repeat buyers).



Wednesday, March 20th 


FREE BRONX WORKSHOP: “START-UP BASICS” — First of five “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business” Workshops
March 20, 2013 – 9:30am to 11:30am:  The Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse Main Floor Conference Room, Bronx, NY 10456

Come in and use this workshop as an opportunity to decide if going into business is right for you. If after the introductory session you want to continue exploring the viability of your business concept, you can sign up for the additional sessions in this series. These sessions are $19 each.



NYTECH Presents: “The Theory and Practice of Mobile UX” (Part 1 of 4)
March 20, 2013 –  6pm – 8pm
: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Seiz, 488 Madison Ave, New York, NY

Session 1: The Theory and Practice of Mobile UX

The four-part Mobile UX Design Series will begin with a presentation by Tim Reis, Head of Mobile Strategy for Google. Reis will discuss Google’s mobile strategy and walk attendees through The Mobile Playbook by discussing the 5 questions every business should be asking and the right plays for a winning mobile strategy.

Also speaking is Jason Farman, author of the acclaimed recent book “Mobile Interface Theory.” Farman will present a compelling discussion of why our social and cultural behaviors suggest a future in which mobile will dominate the design of user experiences across many aspects of our lives.



Contractors For Kids
March 20, 2013 – 6pm – 8:30pm: Four Food Studio, 515 Broadhollow Road, Melville, New York

Join New York’s Premier Business Networking Professionals, Adrian Miller, Ellen Volpe and Jeff Weiner for a Premier Networking Extravaganza. Meet the area’s top business leaders at this exclusive event to benefit Contractors For Kids. In business, as well as in charity, it’s all about who you know.



Creating Business Har-Money
March 20, 2013 – 6:45pm to 9pm: Wander Inn, 2880 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510

Learn a business methodology to shift your mind-set towards thinking like a savvy business owner who sells a service and away from the limited belief of a person-for-hire. Presented by Ed Abel of ABEL Business Institute.



Thursday, March 21st


Match Up Day! Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media Marketing
March  21, 2013 – 8am – 12pm: Scandanavia House, 58 Park Avenue, Volvo Hall, New York, NY 10016

Join us for a morning of meeting and matching with potential new customers and partners! Followed by brand new content from Constant Contact, Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media and a Key note from Small Business Expert Susan Solovic. The morning will start with a matchup! You must pre-register! You must also have herematch installed on your phone and a profile set up to enter.








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Carolyn Crummey is a business and technology strategist and the owner of VirTasktic (, an agency dedicated to providing high-level virtual services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. A lover of technology and small business, Carolyn has built a career on the intelligent use of technology to increase business efficiency and productivity, which ultimately leads to greater profitability. Carolyn works closely with her clients to understand their challenges and helps them integrate the best technology solutions into their businesses so they too can enjoy great successes. You can follow Carolyn on Twitter at @CarolynCrummey or @VirTasktic.

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