NYC Events: Upcoming NYC Business and Technology Events (5/31 – 6/6)

Here is a listing of NYC Business and Technology Events for the upcoming week (5/31 – 6/6) 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


Business Development Workshop

May 31, 2013, – 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 733 Third Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017

Sandler Training Cordially Invites You to Attend: A Business Development Workshop for Business Owners, Company Presidents & Professional Service Firms You should consider attending if you (or your team) are… Concerned that you’re marketing and prospecting activities are not putting you in front of enough qualified prospects. Experiencing longer and longer sales cycles. Frustrated by spending a lot of time providing unpaid consulting with quotes, presentations and ideas, and then not getting the business. Unsure how to uncover the reasons that motivate your prospect to buy (from you). Eroding profits because you are not successful in negotiating for your price. Uncomfortable not having a selling system that will help you take control of the sales process, identify what you are doing well, where you can improve. In two short hours you’ll learn how to: – Establish trust with your prospects – Prospect more effectively – Shorten the sales cycle – Eliminate stalls and objections –Take control of the sales process –Differentiate your company


Writing Your Business Plan: A Roadmap To Success

May 31, 2013 – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Science Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Developing a business plan can be a challenge. This seminar is designed to guide you through the process, from identifying your customers to financing your business. It will cover why you need a plan, how to think about marketing, setting your business goals and assessing your financial needs. A business plan is a must, whether or not you are seeking financing, and this seminar is a must for entrepreneurs.


Public Relations Bootcamp

June 1, 2013, – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Unique Photo, 123 US Highway 46, Fairfield, NJ 07004

What You Will Learn:

  • The New Social PR
  • Why PR Is the best form of Content Marketing
  • How to connect with Journalists seeking Experts Like You
  • How to pitch Journalists
  • How to Create a PR Strategy
  • How to use PR for Lead Generation
  • PR for Search Engine Ranking
  • How to Outsource some or all of your PR
  • and much more

QuickBooks Boot-Camp

June 4, 2013, – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, New York City College of Technology, 25 Chapel St. 11th Floor, Room 1111, Brooklyn, NY 11201

This is a hands-on workshop with laptops and sample data provided to introduce the useful and flexible QuickBooks accounting and bookkeeping application.

During the morning session, attendees will be walked through the steps of proper data entry techniques. Attendees will practice creating invoices, receiving customer payments, and entering vendor bills and credit card statements. Attendees will also learn how to balance a checkbook, and to generate financial reports. The instructor will go over how to appropriately classify expenses, and much more.

During the afternoon session, the instructor will guide attendees through hands on practices in topics such as advanced customer setup and 1099 vendor setup, 1099 preparation, and the setup and use of memorized transactions and other lists. The session will also focus on analyzing financial reports, discussing prepaid expenses, and the importance of bookkeeping data security.


10 Ways Google Apps is Changing Business IT Forever (Breakfast Seminar)

June 5, 2013, – 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM, In Good Company, 16 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

It’s no secret that the Cloud is revolutionizing the world of business IT, and at the forefront of that movement is Google Apps, the quickly growing e-mail and collaboration suite powered by one of the most successful companies on the planet. Whether you’re a dynamic startup team looking for cost-effective ways to collaborate, or an established industry leader looking to remain nimble and cost-efficient, it would be wise to have Google Apps on your radar. Join us for this intimate, information-packed breakfast seminar and come away with a solid understanding of the Google Apps platform, including:

  • Why the shift towards Google Apps is a growing and important trend in IT
  • How Google Apps reduces the burden on IT employees (or reduces outsourced IT costs)
  • How organizations are cutting e-mail costs and vastly improving worker productivity
  • How Google Apps can replace costly in-house server infrastructure
  • Best practices for getting started with Google Apps
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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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