New Small Business Development Center that Congresswoman Meng Helped to Establish Now Offering Services in Korean
Dec 11, 2019
Facility, located at Queens College, opened in May
QUEENS, NY – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced today that the new Small Business Development Center (SBDC) that she helped to open at Queens College will now be providing services in Korean.
The facility, which Meng helped to launch in May after she secured funding to establish the Center, works to help small businesses grow and thrive by providing entrepreneurs with a wide array of counseling, training and research services – all free of charge. These include everything from developing business plans to applying for loans.
"Small businesses are the engine of our economy in Queens and SBDCs ensure that local entrepreneurs have the tools they need to succeed," said Meng. "Providing assistance in Korean will help many Korean American business owners take full advantage of the exceptional services that this SBDC has to offer. Language should never be a barrier to accessing help with starting and growing a business, and I'm pleased to announce this great addition to the SBDC at Queens College."
“This center provides vital assistance to budding entrepreneurs, including immigrants, whose start-up businesses are indispensable to the economic health of our borough and city,” said Queens College interim President William Tramontano. “I am delighted that services will now be made available in Korean, enabling more of our neighbors to benefit from all that the Small Business Development Center at Queens College has to offer.”
The facility already offers assistance in English and Mandarin.
The SBDC at Queens College is located in Kissena Hall, opposite the main campus, at 64-19 Kissena Boulevard, Kissena Hall 1, Flushing, NY 11367. Appointments for services in Korean are required and can be made by calling 718-570-0821. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Meng worked to create an SBDC in her congressional district since 2014. She helped to cut the ribbon for the facility on May 6 of this year, during National Small Business Week.