The NoHo BID is pleased to work closely with the Pace University Small Business Development Center. Located at 1 Pace Plaza, the Center is a free resource for New York City Business owners. It combines the resources of Pace University, the private sector and government to help small business owners and aspiring entreprenuers. They host frequent classes on relevant topics for businesses in all stages - from idea to longtime staple. Check back this page for updates on other upcoming classes. Find all classes here.
Alongside their classes, they offer one-on-one business coaching, market research, and business accounting for free for small businesses. If this is a service you think you could use, please reach out to the BID. The classes are open to everyone. Learn more about these services and other resources here.
Small Business Accounting Basics:
As a Small Business Owner, it is critical to have a working understanding of accounting basics to enable you to make critical business decisions based on financial data and performance. Further, entrepreneurs should understand their business’ financial statements, which provide an accurate reflection of the health and profitability of your company.
Led by Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Business Advisor Sandra Cely, this workshop will cover the fundamentals of accounting to help attendees be better equipped to handle their business' financials, including: accounting terms and procedures, debits and credits, how to classify accounts and transactions introduction to financial statements (eg. balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows) and what they measure.
After the presentation, there will be time for Q&A with the Pace University SBDC team to learn more about the services our center offers to help small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs grow or launch their venture, all at no cost to our clients. This workshop is held on February 12, 2020 from 10:00 to 12:00. Register here.
Sales Strategies for Small Businesses:
Want to build and grow your business and expand your client base? Then come to this workshop hosted by the Pace University Small Business Development Center on March 10th, where Pace University Marketing Professor Harvey Markovitz will highlight sales strategies entrepreneurs can implement to land new customers.
The session will highlight effective techniques for planning and executing business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) campaigns, with the goal of turning prospective customers into sales. Topics will also include how to develop an effective sales pitch by understanding your target customers’ needs, and means of evaluating your lead generation efforts. More details here.
Intellectual Property Rights for Entreprenuers:
Have you developed an innovative product or service, and find yourself hesitant to share it with prospective investors or partners because you don’t want to see your concept stolen or duplicated? We've partnered with the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project to bring you legal professionals who will help you navigate through the intricacies of intellectual property law at this event on March 11th.
After the presentation, there will be time for Q&A to address any follow up questions or concerns you may have. Attendees will also learn about free and low-cost 1:1 legal assistance available through the City Bar Justice Center. Register here.
Commercial Lease Negotation:
Are you in the process of starting a new business and interested in renting a commercial space but don’t know where to start? Are you a longstanding tenant in the process of renewing your lease? Come to this workshop on March 19th!
We’ve partnered with the City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) to bring you legal professionals who will present on the basics of commercial leasing. They will provide you with key point information on topics ranging from research you should do before deciding on a space, what you should look for in a written lease, selecting an appropriate lease term, to issues that may arise once you’ve signed the lease. After the presentation, there will be time for Q&A to address any follow up questions or concerns you may have. Attendees will also learn about free and low-cost 1:1 legal assistance available through the City Bar Justice Center. More information here.