Free For Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

From Side Hustle to Growing Business

Hands-On 3-Hour Workshop in NYC

THIS IS A FREE MONTHLY PROGRAM HELD LIVE IN NYC. THE IN-PERSON CLASS CAPACITY IS 25.
ANYONE NOT ACCEPTED IN THE CLASS WILL STILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY IN OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY. NO BUSINESS LEFT BEHIND.

Rules and Requirements on the Application Page

BIPOC, Women, Veteran, and Disability-Owned Businesses are Encouraged to Apply.

In partnership with:

New York Public Library (SIBL)
Start Small Think Big

Hello, Business Owner and Entrepreneur

Introducing the “From Side Hustle to Growing Business” workshop – a game-changer for all aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners in New York City and the surrounding area!

We are excited to offer a three-hour, monthly in-person FREE session at the NY Business Library in NYC. This hands-on workshop will equip you with key strategies and techniques that will transform your side hustles into successful growing businesses.

Our workshop will cover crucial topics such as market analysis, product positioning, and effective marketing techniques. You’ll learn how to conduct market research, identify potential customers, and differentiate your product from competitors. We’ll also cover best practices for digital marketing, the importance of customer engagement, community building, and how to implement effective engagement strategies.

Incorporating and setting up your back office can be challenging, but with our expert guidance, you’ll learn how to seamlessly set up your business infrastructure and take it to the next level.

This workshop is perfect for individuals currently running a side hustle or who have recently launched their business and are looking to turn it into a more profitable venture. Attendees will leave with the tools and knowledge necessary to take their businesses to the next level.

At the “From Side Hustle to Growing Business” workshop, we guarantee a hands-on and personalized experience that will set you apart from your competition. Don’t let your side hustle stay just a side hustle – join us, and let’s transform it into a thriving business. See you there!

This three-hour program will be conducted in an interactive, hands-on format with discussions and case studies to engage and involve participants. Attendees will walk away with key takeaways and actionable steps to take their side hustle or recently launched business to the next level.

 

Key Take-a-ways will include:

  • How to conduct market research and identify potential customers
  • Strategies for differentiating your product from competitors
  • Best practices for digital marketing
  • The importance of customer engagement and how to implement effective engagement strategies
  • Incorporating and setting up your back office

Rules and Requirements on Application Page

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Program Breakdown

This three-hour workshop will be conducted in an interactive, hands-on format with discussions and case studies to engage and involve participants. Attendees will walk away with key takeaways and actionable steps to take their side hustle or recently launched business to the next level.

What’s Included:

  • Introduction
  • Library Resources and Tools
  • Market Analysis
  • Product Positioning
  • Digital Marketing
  • Break (10 minutes)
  • Customer Engagement/Community Building
  • Back Office Setup
  • Resources – Lots of Great Resources

Rules and Requirements on Application Page

Although this is a slightly different program, hear what other program participants had to say about attending a program facilitated by Jimmy Newson.

Upcoming Workshop Dates & Locations

The program is free, but you must apply to get accepted.  Click “APPLY HERE‘ to see the rules and requirements on the application page. The capacity for these free in-person workshops is 25 persons max.

**SPECIAL NOTE**: All applicants will get access to a special section in our online community whether they are selected for the in-person program or not. We believe everyone still deserves an opportunity to participate if they desire to grow their side hustle or newly formed business.

 

NEW YORK

USA, New York State, New York City, View of Empire State Building at Manhattan
New York Public Library (Business Center)

MARCH 5, 2024

Location: In-person – 455 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor – New York, NY 10016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
In-Person Workshop Date: January 23, 2024
Workshop Duration: 3 Hours
Additional Support: Access to Special MFSB Community Virtual Space (All applicants)

Rules and Requirements on Application Page

USA, New York State, New York City, View of Empire State Building at Manhattan
New York Public Library (Business Center)

APRIL 2, 2024

Location: In-person – 455 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor – New York, NY 10016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
In-Person Workshop Date: January 23, 2024
Workshop Duration: 3 Hours
Additional Support: Access to Special MFSB Community Virtual Space (All applicants)

Rules and Requirements on Application Page

USA, New York State, New York City, View of Empire State Building at Manhattan
New York Public Library (Business Center)

May 14, 2024

Location: In-person – 455 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor – New York, NY 10016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
In-Person Workshop Date: January 23, 2024
Workshop Duration: 3 Hours
Additional Support: Access to Special MFSB Community Virtual Space (All applicants)

Rules and Requirements on Application Page

USA, New York State, New York City, View of Empire State Building at Manhattan
New York Public Library (Business Center)

JUNE 4, 2024

Location: In-person – 455 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor – New York, NY 10016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
In-Person Workshop Date: January 23, 2024
Workshop Duration: 3 Hours
Additional Support: Access to Special MFSB Community Virtual Space (All applicants)

Rules and Requirements on Application Page

USA, New York State, New York City, View of Empire State Building at Manhattan
New York Public Library (Business Center)

JULY 2, 2024

Location: In-person – 455 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor – New York, NY 10016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
In-Person Workshop Date: January 23, 2024
Workshop Duration: 3 Hours
Additional Support: Access to Special MFSB Community Virtual Space (All applicants)

Rules and Requirements on Application Page

USA, New York State, New York City, View of Empire State Building at Manhattan
New York Public Library (Business Center)

AUGUST 6, 2024

Location: In-person – 455 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor – New York, NY 10016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
In-Person Workshop Date: January 23, 2024
Workshop Duration: 3 Hours
Additional Support: Access to Special MFSB Community Virtual Space (All applicants)

Rules and Requirements on Application Page

USA, New York State, New York City, View of Empire State Building at Manhattan
New York Public Library (Business Center)

SEPTEMBER 10, 2024

Location: In-person – 455 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor – New York, NY 10016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
In-Person Workshop Date: January 23, 2024
Workshop Duration: 3 Hours
Additional Support: Access to Special MFSB Community Virtual Space (All applicants)

Rules and Requirements on Application Page

USA, New York State, New York City, View of Empire State Building at Manhattan
New York Public Library (Business Center)

OCTOBER 1, 2024

Location: In-person – 455 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor – New York, NY 10016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
In-Person Workshop Date: January 23, 2024
Workshop Duration: 3 Hours
Additional Support: Access to Special MFSB Community Virtual Space (All applicants)

Rules and Requirements on Application Page

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New York Public Library (Business Center)

NOVEMBER 12, 2024

Location: In-person – 455 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor – New York, NY 10016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
In-Person Workshop Date: January 23, 2024
Workshop Duration: 3 Hours
Additional Support: Access to Special MFSB Community Virtual Space (All applicants)

Rules and Requirements on Application Page

USA, New York State, New York City, View of Empire State Building at Manhattan
New York Public Library (Business Center)

DECEMBER 3, 2024

Location: In-person – 455 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor – New York, NY 10016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
In-Person Workshop Date: January 23, 2024
Workshop Duration: 3 Hours
Additional Support: Access to Special MFSB Community Virtual Space (All applicants)

Rules and Requirements on Application Page

Partner Testimonials

What our partners have to say about your accelerator presenter, Jimmy Newson

I have the utmost pleasure working with Jimmy for over two years here at DMWF (Digital Marketing World Forum) – in-person and virtually. A delightful and charismatic speaker with an abundance of marketing knowledge. His sessions are not only delivered in an easily digestible fashion, so the audience is not overwhelmed, his personality is an infection on the stage! Jimmy is always on hand to lend his support and expertise to enhance our delegates’ experience at our conferences. We love working with Jimmy and having him speak at DMWF events for years to come.

Rachael Reid

Portfolio Director - DMWF Events & MarketingTech, Digital Marketing World Forum - World Series

Jimmy is an absolute expert when it comes to developing and implementing digital marketing strategies for producing increased profitability within your business.  He is a powerful speaker who is not only motivational but effectively communicates complex information in an easy to understand way.  I have seen Jimmy address large and small audiences both virtually and in-person – he always delivers dynamic, high-energy performances with extremely valuable content that can be put to use immediately within your organization.  I have learned a lot from him that has benefitted my business significantly and I highly recommend checking Jimmy out if you have the opportunity.  You’ll be glad that you did!

Andrew Frazier, MBA, CFA

Founder, Small Business Pro University

Jimmy is highly engaging, energetic and extremely knowledgeable across a variety of marketing disciplines. He delivers valuable and actionable content, which is exactly what our organization needs to better help our community of under-resourced entrepreneurs. We are immensely appreciative for Jimmy’s support of our organization and the time and expertise he’s contributed to help our small businesses.

Kelly Hunter

Marketing Program Manager, Start Small Think Big, Inc.

Obviously the two major traits found in great speakers are: 1) are they knowledgeable in their chosen subject and 2) are they engaging when they speak. Let’s start with number one. For my digital marketing event, madconNYC, we needed not only great speakers, but experts in a given digital marketing discipline to provide advice and answer the burning questions of our participants. Jimmy is so knowledgeable that not only can he speak intelligently on NUEMROUS marketing topics, but he really is a true “expert” in different disciplines. His advice is proving to be invaluable to our event customers. Now let’s look at number two. Jimmy’s delivery, demeanor, and dynamic personality ensure he can a) make the connection with our audience and b) hold their attention. I know many people who have number one OR number two, but not many that embody both. Jimmy does. And I say this from personal experience having worked directly with him. He’s so good we asked him to be both an Expert AND a thought-leadership speaker! In short, Jimmy is both the bee’s knees AND the cat’s pajamas!

Carlos Rodriguez

Vice President, Digital Products & Revenue at RX, Reed Exhibitions US

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The main reason to sponsor with MFSB is we can get your brand in front of the small business and entrepreneurial community.

A key strategy at MFSB is to seek out great opportunities that create Win-Win-Win partnerships with our small business community, you our valued partner, and moving forward small business.

We’re putting in a lot of focus on innovation, technology, and business growth strategies to help our small businesses and entrepreneurs grow, make an impact and become the leaders of the tomorrow. But, with your help and support, we will be able to do that with more efficiency and effectiveness.

We have a lot of opportunities when it comes to partnering.

A Sample of our sponsorship opportunities include (customized for your goals and objectives):

  • Lead Generation
  • Membership Community Access
  • Zero-Party Data collecting through custom intake forms, surveys and social media
  • Database Marketing
  • Product Demos/Integration into Training and Programs
  • Awareness, Visibility and Branding to the small business and entrepreneurial community
  • Alignment with company objectives and goals
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  • And more…

Please let us know what type of partnership you are interested in by emailing us at partnership@movingforwardsmallbusiness.com  or calling us at +1-646-643-7881, and let’s have a conversation.

When it comes to partnerships and sponsorships, you are our valued partner. So, we talked about your goals and your target audience to make sure that we create a custom and solid strategic relationship where everyone wins.

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