Attend an event in Staten Island in February

The month’s calendar is jam-packed with business events

Feb. 1

Staten Island Business Outreach Center

Workshop: Marketing Your Small Business

This free seminar will offer effective marketing strategies to small business owners.

SIBOC, 705 Forest Ave., Second Floor

Noon

Feb. 7

NYC Department of Small Business Services

Workshop: Getting Certified as a Minority & Women-Owned Business

Getting certified as a Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise gives you exclusive access to opportunities to sell to government, networking events, inclusion in the City’s Online Directory of Certified Businesses and offers many other benefits. This free workshop will walk you through the process for completing your M/WBE application.

NYC Business Solutions, 120 Stuyvesant Place, Third floor

6–7:30 p.m.

Feb. 8

NYC Department of Small Business Services

Workshop: 10 Steps to Starting your Business

This course provides a basic overview of the steps you’ll need to take to start a business. Topics include: How to develop a business plan, how to determine your legal structure, how to set up your bookkeeping, how to get permits and licenses and how to obtain financing.

NYC Business Solutions, 120 Stuyvesant Place, Third floor

6–8 p.m.

Feb. 14

NYC Department of Small Business Services

Workshop: Business Planning Basics

This free course will teach you how to organize your business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote your business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting your business and develop your financial projections

NYC Business Solutions, 120 Stuyvesant Place, Third floor

6–8 p.m.

Feb. 15

Chamber of Commerce annual Louis R. Miller Leadership Awards Breakfast recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding small business owners and not-for-profit organization executives.

Richmond County Country Club, 135 Flagg Place, 8 a.m.

Honorees include Dr. Cynara Coomer, Dr. Carolyn Raia, Denise Henick, Gregory Perillo, Scott Weisberg, Ken Tirado, Frank Siller and Alan Aurelia

RSVP at sichamber.com or (718) 727–1900

Feb. 21

NYC Department of Small Business Services

Workshop: Small Business Financing

Entrepreneurs know that financing is key to starting and growing a business, but the array of options can be difficult to navigate. This course teaches you how to apply financiers’ method of evaluation-the 5C’s of Business Credit-and explores the advantages and disadvantages of debt-based, equity-based, and crowdfunding financing.

NYC Business Solutions, 120 Stuyvesant Place, Third Floor

6–8 p.m.

Feb. 26

Staten Island Career Con

An innovative career fair that introduces students to various career pathways, while also giving Staten Island business owners an opportunity to develop work-based learning opportunities, including career talks, job shadowing programs and internships.

St. John’s University, 300 Howard Ave.

9:30 a.m. — 1 p.m.