This Week In New York: 5 Interesting Virtual Events for Entrepreneurs and Professionals (August 2 to August 7)

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This week is an interesting one for entrepreneurs and professionals alike in New York. Several virtual events originating from the city are helping attendees to learn entrepreneurial prowess and public speaking skills, among others. On top of that, those who may have ended up losing their jobs because of the pandemic may also attend a virtual job fair specifically made for them.

Go check out our events list for the week and see which ones actually meet your needs:

1. How to Start a Financial Literacy Business (August 2, Monday)

Happening every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, How to Start a Financial Literacy Business is an online webinar designed to help people learn how to establish their own financial literacy business “within weeks”.

This workshop promises to explain why this type of business is a “fantastic opportunity” today and how you can find clients in no time.

If you are interested to attend, you can register online for free. Don’t forget to have your pen and paper with you to take notes during the training.

2. Entrepreneurship Coaching Session (August 2, Monday)

Also happening this Monday, Entrepreneurship Coaching Session is a Coachieve event that will be conducted via phone consultation.

A professional coach will provide one-on-one guidance about how to make the transition from being an employee to a business owner and will explain everything from conceptualizing a business and writing a solid business plan, to coming up with an effective marketing strategy and many other useful tips.

This event happens this Monday from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm and on multiple dates so check ahead if you want to see available schedules. Ticket prices start at $97.

3. How To Improve Your Focus and Limit Distractions (August 4, Wednesday)

Whether you are a student or an entrepreneur, this online class can be a huge help if you want to become more productive in everything you do. You will also learn about effective apps and tools to use so you can focus and prioritize your tasks better.

The free How To Improve Your Focus and Limit Distractions class happens this August 4, Wednesday, from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm. The event will be hosted by and it will feature instructor Paul Nowak, CEO and founder of IRIS.

4. ProjectCovid Virtual Job Fair / Career Expo (August 6, Friday)

Another online event,’s ProjectCovid Virtual Job Fair / Career Expo is being touted as the “world's largest attended career fair with around 170,000 professionals and 7,000 recruiting companies.”

Held every first Friday of the month, this event is aiming to help workers from different industries who have been impacted by the pandemic.

To join, go create a ProjectCovid account and then log on to the site’s Job Fair page to register. You will soon be contacted about any possible matches based on your data, so be sure to complete your online profile.

5. Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking (August 7, Saturday)

A free trial class for entrepreneurs and professionals hoping to conquer stage fright, K. Smith’s Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking gives you the much-needed boost so you can feel more comfortable during your speaking assignments.

This will be held virtually on Saturday, August 6 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and then on multiple dates thereafter. If you enjoy the free class, you might want to sign up for the paid 10-session program.

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