NYC Events: Upcoming NYC Business and Technology Events (6/7 – 6/13)

Here is a listing of NYC Business and Technology Events for the upcoming week (6/7 – 6/13) 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



11th Annual Queens Small Business & Procurement Expo

June 7, 2013, – 8:00 AM: Con Edison Learning Center, 43-82 Vernon Blvd, New York, NY 11101

Come join us as our PTAC will once again host the 11th Annual Queens Small Business & Procurement Expo. This event has proven to be one of the most successful and highly anticipated events in the region. It will provide ample opportunities to network with a wide array of business professionals, agency representatives and prime contractors. This year, due to his consistent commitment to the growth and development of small businesses throughout the Queens and Long Island communities, Mr. Edgard Hernandez, Director PTAC, will be honored by City Council Member and Chair of NYC Council’s Committee on Small Business, Ms. Diana Reyna. A special recognition will also be provided to the President of LaGuardia Community College, Dr. Gail O’Connor Mellow, as well as three PTAC businesses who will be receiving a citation from Council Member Reyna’s office for their recent achievements.


The Growth Toolkit: Budgets, Cash Flow, and Forecasts

June 8th, 2013, – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: The Bookkeeping Company of NYC, 27 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011

Are you ready for growth, but fearful of the finances? This workshop will empower you with the tools necessary to face growth head on. We will focus on creating budgets, implementing efficient cash flow management systems, and planning for the future through forecasting. Additionally, we will help you to find and evaluate the ‘right-fit’ business consultant and direct you to resources in your path towards understanding finances and growing your business. Participants will be equipped to create budgets, monitor cash flow, generate a basic forecast and determine their next best step in their business’ expansion.


LTB Summit 2013: The Nation’s Premier Jewish Business Summit

June 11, 2013 – 8:30 AM to 7 PM: Dyker Beach Golf Course, 1020 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Geared toward entrepreneurs, business owners and employees of thriving companies, LTB 2013 fills a gaping void found in our community – the lack of educational resources to help people navigate the complexities of everyday commerce. LTB 2013 will be providing you with an exclusive platform for growth; one that you never had access to previously.



Seducing the Alpha Consumer: How Brands Should Woo and Win Women.

June 11,2013 – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM: In Good Compnay, 16 W. 23rd Street, 4th fl., New York, NY

The 2010 Census and many recent studies reveal that women control $1 trillion, or 60% of US wealth. Women in fact are the Chief Procurement Officers for the entire household including big ticket items like cars, electronics and houses. Yet marketers still speak to women like they’re 1950s stereotypes, buying cake mix and cleaning products. We at Influence Bureau are on a mission to change the game. We’ll offer insights into this dynamic and multidimensional target audience as well as share the principles of how to court her. We call it Speaking Venutian. Come if your expertise involves women, marketing or a curiosity about the forces shaping our new economic reality. Influence Bureau Co-Founders Lalita Khosla and Lubna Abu-Osba deploy 20 years experience in advertising, entertainment and marketing to shift the paradigm in how marketers speak to women. We build new brands and reinvent existing ones. Our work ranges from last year’s rebrand of Style network, to the 360° overhaul of venerable hosiery brand No nonsense.


SCORE NYC: Starting Your Own Business: What You Need To Know

June 11, 2013, – 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM: Science Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

This valuable seminar will give you the critical tools that you can use to address these and other important questions. From dispelling some of the “myths” about running your own business, to evaluating your readiness to launch your own company, this workshop will help you to understand what it takes to start a business, and key steps to getting started. This seminar, taught by an experienced small business executive, reviews the critical elements for successfully launching and running your business. A MUST FOR NEW ENTREPRENEURS.


 F.A.T. Session 2: Sales/Use Taxation for 21st Century Commerce

June 11, 2013, – 05:30 PM to 7:00 PM: Marks Paneth & Shron, 685 Third Ave, Entrance on 44th, New York

Entrepreneurs will learn about the basics of sales tax nexus (i.e., taxable presence), taxability of commonly sold property and certain services rendered and “traps for the unwary” seller and buyer. Topics covered include sales tax on the “modern day” sale of computer software, cloud computing, information services; who must register as a vendor; adequate record retention; responsible persons’ liability for sales tax and ways to minimize any sales/use tax problems.


How Small Business Owners Can Make Big Waves

June 12, 2013, 8 AM to 10 AM: Adelphi University, 55 Kennedy Drive, Hauppauge, NY 11788

Personal Branding is all about how individual professionals can differentiate themselves in a market of look a likes. It’s about how you can get people to know, like and trust you. It’s about how in a sea of uncertainty, YOU can be chosen. It’s about INCREASING sales, INCREASING influence and so much more. Join Ramon Ray, as he shares how he’s built his personal brand, to generate revenue and grow his business.



From Invisible to in Demand: Learn to Market Your Business Without Going Broke

June 13, 2013, – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM: Select Office Suite, 116 West 23rd Street, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10011

You’ve invested a lot of time and energy building your brand. It may be great but people won’t be able to invest in you until they know about you! In this workshop we’ll outline the steps you need to take to get the word out and gather an explosive client base! In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • How to boost quality brand exposure with any budget (even for free).
  • Ways to build a strong brand following online with clients ready to invest with you
  • Secrets to using social media to build anticipation and attract new clients.
  • How to get listed in the top city directories and build local recognition.
  • How to get noticed by the media and have them endorse 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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