Small Business Services Directory
Use the search fields below to find hundreds of organizations in New York City that can provide you with help in starting or running your small business. Included in this searchable database are programs which offer business advice, loans, grants, location assistance, and a wide range of other services for small businesses throughout the city — often at no cost or for a low fee.
There are approximately 250 businesses in this one square mile In-Place Industrial Park [IPIP] zoned for light manufacturing. These businesses include food processors, wholesale distributors of goods, fabricated metals, and electric and electronic equipment. The IPIP offers area maintenance and upgrades, free security surveys, and referrals.
The KASBSC offers members information, workshops, and publications on issues of interest to small businesses, including government regulations. It also sponsors networking events and contacts government agencies to make collective presentations on issues of interest and concern to Korean American entrepreneurs in the New York City area.
Our mission is to assist businesses located in Queens to market their goods and services to the Federal State and local governments. We strive to simplify the steps necessary to successfully sell to the government. The center offers procurement technical assistance and training workshops to meet the needs of any size business, including Minority Owned Small Business, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business/Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB/VOSB) and Women Owned Small Businesses throughout the Queens region.
The Continuing Education Small Business Management Program presents selected courses in a modular format, permitting students to earn a certificate if desired. Students may select individual courses or complete the certificate program. Contact the Continuing Education Department for additional information on courses and fees. The program may also be reached at 718-960-1159.
The Local Development Corporation of East New York [LDCENY] serves industrial and commercial businesses in the East New York and Brownsville communities. It manages the East Brooklyn Industrial Business Improvement District. Other programs under its management are the the New York State Empire Zones Program, which offers financial incentives to encourage businesses to invest, expand and create more jobs in the EZ, and the Women's Business Center. Services are available in Spanish and English.
The Locally-Based Business Enterprise (LBE) Certification Program works to ensure that firms, regardless of the gender or ethnicity of the owner, doing business in economically deprived areas of the City or employing economically disadvantaged persons, receive no less than 10% of subcontracting opportunities on construction and construction-related contracts directly awarded by the City to contractors. Companies that become certified obtain greater access to and information about contracting opportunities, receive technical assistance to better compete for those opportunities, and benefit from inclusion in the City’s Online Directory of Certified Businesses. The program also provides certified firms access to opportunities to participate in educational workshops, networking events, and an invitation to SBS’ Annual Procurement Fair.
SBS also welcomes all companies, regardless of LBE status, to learn more about government procurement processes through our Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). The PTAC assists businesses by providing guidance and direction on government vendor enrollment systems, identifying appropriate small business certifications, finding the right contracting opportunities, and responding to government contracting opportunities.
The Long Island City Business Development Corporation manages the Long Island City Industrial Business Zone, one of sixteen manufacturing zones in the City. The Zones offer industrial firms free, quick and reliable answers to a broad range of business questions including accessing appropriate financial and business assistance programs, navigating and complying with regulatory requirements, developing workforces and ensuring the neighborhood is well maintained.