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INDIE Business New York City

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Location: New York City
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Discussion Forum

NYS Sales Tax

Started by Yolanda Cathcart. Last reply by Melissa Rivera Mar 8. 4 Replies

I just wanted to share some information.  I have been doing some major internal work behind the scenes and I have let a professional take care of my sales taxes.  I was not aware that in NY State…Continue

Support for opensky store

Started by Yolanda Cathcart Jun 6, 2013. 0 Replies

Greetings,I am asking for support for opening a store on opensky.  You have to follow through this following link. …Continue

April 13, 2013 Meetup

Started by Melissa Rivera. Last reply by Melissa Rivera Apr 7, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi NYC Indies!I am hoping this finds you well, although I must say this cold weather and now snow has me feeling like a big YUCK! LOLI wanted to put out 2 dates for the next meetup. I am still…Continue

March 2013 Meetup

Started by Melissa Rivera. Last reply by Melissa Rivera Mar 2, 2013. 12 Replies

Hi Indies I am back from #IndieCruise and it was AMAZING! I am also back to the office job which is not so amazing! LOL I am thinking of having a meetup the first weekend in March since this is my…Continue

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Comment by Jenna Amundsen on July 25, 2014 at 1:29pm
I'll be going to the NY NOW show too & will look for you Mariann Smith
Comment by La Shonda Tyree on July 24, 2014 at 6:12pm

Mariann, sure thing!!

Comment by IBN Member Mariann Smith on July 24, 2014 at 4:54pm

Great LaShonda!! 

If you are planning on attending the NY Now show please stop in and visit me - I am an exhibitor in Booth 7258!

Comment by La Shonda Tyree on July 24, 2014 at 4:40pm

I was on a call with the Long Island Indies and they are planning to attend the NY NOW show together next month. That might be something you can do along with the Long Island Indies. I am going to extend it to the North Jersey Indies.

Comment by Jenna Amundsen on July 24, 2014 at 10:03am
Hi. No worries. I was in Beacon 2 weekends ago- great town. Had lunch on the patio at Roundhouse. I'm flexible and am available on weekdays or weekends on a couple weeks notice. Would love to plan a meetup.
Comment by Melissa Rivera on July 24, 2014 at 8:50am

Hi Jenna..Sorry I am just seeing this now. Didn't get an alert. I can always put something together and it might be smaller than I think since you were the only one to respond/comment. It is cool, I am learning I can't please everyone..LOL

I will keep you posted. What days work best for you?

Comment by Jenna Amundsen on June 16, 2014 at 4:15pm

Hi, Melissa.

I'd love to get together in Beacon in the Fall. That's a great location! Please let me know details - or let me know if you want/need help with this.

Comment by Melissa Rivera on June 16, 2014 at 2:19pm

Hey Indies, I know it has been a while. I am no longer the IBN NYC Director since I moved to Upstate NY. I was wondering if you wanted to get together for a one day gathering in Beacon, NY (It is a major Metro North stop). I can secure local space (small fee would have be required) where we can network and maybe have some food catered. Let me know what you think. Again, I don't mind doing it but (1) there will be a small fee involved - I won't be making any money off of this (2) Looking at early Fall once the kiddies go back to school.

Comment by Dora L. Summers on April 15, 2014 at 9:37pm

Hello Indies sisters, I'm working on my business plan and I could really use some help. Does anyone know where I can get some understanding of writing a business plan for my business (Dora Lee's Creations, named after my grandmother) I make bath and body products, soaps, body butters, scrubs lotions as well as some earrings and necklaces. I could really use some advise and input or at least point me in the right direction. I appreciate all the help I can get

Thanks in advance

Comment by Sue Nadel on February 12, 2014 at 9:23pm

Was wondering if anyone in NY was asked to present a metallic seal when opening their business account? I've had business accounts in 2 banks & neither ever asked for this when setting up my account. The reason I ask is that I had to shop around for a new bank when my former bank (where I had my account for 9 years), decided to say "screw American small businesses" & concentrate their efforts on international banking. They closed my account as well as accounts for several other businesses. 

I start shopping for a new bank, one that has features similar to my old bank -- no monthly fee, no or a low minimum balance, no per check fees, no fee for cash deposits. I found a bank that met those requirements, go in to open an account & they won't even look at my paper work because I don't have a  seal. Yes, I had brought my Certificate of Authority, receipt from my filing fee, IRS documents. I even spent the extra money to get a CERTIFIED copy of my Articles of Organization, but all the bank about was this metallic seal.

I did end up going with another bank who was only too happy to take my business with the documents I had. 
Anybody else have to go through something similar? Thanks!


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