Biz service comes to Flushing

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (l.) holds a congressional hearing at Queens College on small business outreach. Photo by Alex Robinson
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In an attempt to widen Asian-American merchants’ access to small business services, LaGuardia Community College has started providing an adviser at the Flushing branch of the Queens Library one day a week.

The adviser will be available in the basement of the library from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Thursday to give one-on-one advice and training.

“Providing small business services at the library is excellent news for small businesses in the area,” said U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing), who has been pushing to get an additional Small Business Development Center in Queens.

“While this is not a full-fledged SBDC, it is a great first step to securing one in the future, and it will serve as an outstanding asset to local small business owners. I thank LaGuardia Community College for providing this valuable service, and for understanding the important needs of area entrepreneurs. I urge all small business owners to take advantage of this valuable resource to help grow their business and discover new opportunit­ies.”

To book an appointment with the adviser, XiaoYuan Hanson, small business owners and entrepreneurs should contact

Reach reporter Alex Robinson by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4566.

Posted 12:00 am, July 30, 2014
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Reader feedback

anon from queens says:
How about offering them lessons in English, manners and anti racism and discrimination in their hiring practices? Why do american business owners have to follow eoe practices when hiring but foreigners are exempt from the law?
July 30, 2014, 4:42 am
Agree from Queens from Queens says:
How about helping everyone. Sick of pandering to groups perceived to have money to support political candidates.
July 30, 2014, 9:03 am
anon from Flushing says:
free business advice?

if they were handing out free money, someone might show up. Chinese people are very money oriented. Definitely not interested in having someone tell them how to run their business
July 30, 2014, 12:33 pm
Tom from Queens says:
Anon you're one of those people that complain about illegal immigrants stealing jobs meanwhile you wouldn't work any of the jobs that were being "stolen".
Aug. 1, 2014, 8:26 am
news flash from queens says:
Hey Tom, look around. It is not that the illegals are stealing fruit picking jobs. They are working off the books or with stolen social sec numbers and working what us working people call "real jobs'.
Aug. 1, 2014, 1:25 pm

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