NYC Events: Upcoming NYC Business and Technology Events (5/10 – 5/16)

Here is a listing of NYC Business and Technology Events for the upcoming week (5/10 – 5/16) 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


Building Disaster Resilient Communities

May 10, 2013, – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM,  CityWide Disaster Services NY, 5809 Foster Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234

The Information Technology Disaster Resource Center will present a FREE Disaster Preparedness workshop titled “Building Disaster Resilient Communities”, hosted by CityWide Disaster Services NY.  Learn from subject matter experts as they share best practices and lessons learned from recent disasters, which will benefit small businesses, non-profits, and other community organizations.  A light lunch will be served, and pre-registration is required to ensure adequate seating.


The Power of Email Marketing

May 10, 2013, – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, 125 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011

In this seminar, you will learn email marketing best practices and how easy it is to implement them. You will take away knowledge of how to:
• Adhere to the do’s and don’ts of email marketing
• Create email campaign strategies that are effective for your business
• Build your mailing list to include people who are truly interested in your message
• Write compelling subject lines and copy
• Interpret email campaign results (open-rates, bounce-rates, click-thru rates, etc.)
• Develop targeted follow-up campaigns •
Successfully integrate your email and social media marketing efforts
Come learn how to build strong relationships that will lead to more business and growth through the power of email marketing.


Business Plan Development

May 13, 2013, – 9:00 AM, 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

This workshop will guide you through the process of analyzing your market, evaluating the risks and opportunities associated with your business idea, developing financial projections and creating an operating plan. This course will focus both on the process of creating a plan and putting that plan into action, with an emphasis on the use of concrete tools and resources. Wonder if you even need to write a business plan? You do. A business plan can help you to secure funding, save money and, most importantly, develop a road map for navigating your creative industry.


The Next Level: Managing for Success

May 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM – Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM, 37 West 20th Street, #1101, New York, NY 10011

At Next Street, we know that small businesses and urban nonprofits need premier talent as much as a FORTUNE 500 company or large NGO does. We understand the thought and hard work you put into your business every day, and know how frustrating it can be when you do not get the results you need in order to build a sustainable enterprise. Our seminars are designed to further develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities of your team that will assist them in taking the organization to the next level of success.


Business Building Blocks: Finance and Marketing Clinic

May 14, 2013, – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 575 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

We know it’s not easy managing and growing a business. That’s why Regal Financial NYC and Infusionsoft are joining together to bring you practical insight on how you can GROW YOUR BUSINESS through smart financial strategies and marketing best practices. Every growing businesses wants access to capital (loans, more favorable credit, etc.) Anthony Davenport, Founder and President of Regal Financial, will show you how your business (big or small) can get the financing you need to grow.


Power Personal Branding and Networking

May 14, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, 575 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022

Join Judy Sahagian and Ramon Ray for 2 hours of inspiration and insight in how to BOOM YOUR BUSINESS by leveraging personal branding and networking. While traditional marketing is good, most small businesses rely on word of mouth marketing for new customers. If you are not able to network and build your personal brand, your word of mouth marketing will fail (or not be as effective as it could be). Ramon will share 5 successful strategies he’s learning in building his personal brand. Judy will share her proven strategies for being New York City’s most connected real estate professional. Join them and learn!


BRONX SEMINAR SERIES: 5th of 5 Workshops – Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

May 15, 2013, – 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, The Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse, Main Floor Conference Room, Bronx, NY 10456

In this important session, we will focus on how to get money to finance your business and present it properly for a loan application. We will give you an inside view of how a banker assesses the merits of business plans and loan applications.We will also discuss such critical related topics as:

  • Business and personal credit scores
  • How credit reports are used
  • Banking relationships
  • Loan applications
  • Ratio analysis (I think this one will scare people off. I’d eliminate it.)
  • The importance of tax returns
  • Preparation and review of financial statements
  • How to strengthen your funding pitch


Take Your Business To The Next Level By Getting Out Of The Way

May 16, 2013, – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 112 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10120

Join Ramon Ray (Infusionsoft) and Dr. Sharon Melnick as they share with you their experience in building successful businesses. Dr. Sharon Melnick will share how you need to FOCUS and ensure each day you are doing the right things to be successful. It’s about how to ‘get out of your own way’ (e.g. stop chasing the shiny object’) and get focused on the right actions, get yourself to take action instead of procrastinating and to have the confidence to get bigger clients and opportunities. Once you’ve gotten out of your own way, Ramon will show you how to use Lifecycle Marketing to help your business capture leads, nurture prospects and further GROW your business. Register today and join them to learn how to remove obstacles (yourself!) so you can start growing your business!

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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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