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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.

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South Brooklyn LDC serves retail businesses located on Smith Street and industrial and commercial businesses in the Gowanus and Red Hook communities. It offers assistance dealing with government agencies, real estate referrals, school to work transition, job placement and welfare to work programs.

The South Jamaica Empire Zone offers a wide array of incentives including tax credits and utility discounts. The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation also partners with New York City's Business Solutions to provide services to industrial companies in southeast Queens. Telephone 718-291-0282 ext. 141

Business and job development in the Sunset Park, Red Hook and Gowanus communities of Brooklyn (SW Brooklyn) through: providing technical assistance in accessing government incentive programs and financing; locating suitable real estate; solving quality of life, service and infrastructure issues; advocating for policies that support business growth and identifying procurement opportunities.

The Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation [SBIDC] is a local organization promoting economic development by serving small businesses and residents of the Sunset Park, Red Hook, and Gowanus neighborhoods. SBIDC provides assistance with and resources about government incentives, employment services, procurement, financing industrial real estate, business services, infrastructure improvements, Red Hook commercial revitalization, and advocacy.

Independent, local level small and high-risk minority and/or women-owned businesses are eligible to apply for small, low cost loans via the Springboard Mini-Loan Fund. The loans are available for small businesses located in Community Boards 1,2,3,4,7,8,11 or 12 and can be applied for at the BOEDC office. Start-up and existing minority and women-owned businesses are eligible. Loans can be used for working capital, acquisition of machinery and equipment, revolving lines of credit, seasonal inventory and accounts receivable. For additional information contact Rome Birkett.

The St. Nicholas Alliance Brooklyn Business Center Has business counselors who help you by providing mentoring, direction, and links to resources and funding. You can schedule a 1-on-1 meeting with our small business professionals; participate in the Business Plan Boot Camp, a 20-class intensive for entrepreneurs and small business owners that targets is focused start-ups and businesses under 5 years old; and participate in webinars that are specifially designed for entrepreneurs or small business owners in North Brooklyn and the five boroughs.
St. Nicks Alliance/Workforce Development is a rapidly growing workforce development arm of St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corporation. St. Nicks Alliance aims to help long-term public assistance recipients land that first job, enable those with some work experience to obtain high demand skills and secure high-wage jobs, and give other neighborhood residents the opportunity to obtain a career through evening programs. Call 718-302-2057, ext 210 for more information.

Start Small’s mission is to empower New York City’s most underserved individuals to start, maintain, and grow small businesses in order to accumulate assets, increase personal financial security, and contribute to the economy. Start Small provides access to a variety of resources for entrepreneurs and immigrants: small business financing, small business legal counseling, small business planning and operations, accounting and bookkeeping, tax, marketing and public relations, human resources, and government certification and contracting.

Since 1993, the SIEDC has served the business community of Staten Island. Our mission is to enchance a thriving Staten Island economy by promoting public and private investment and encouraging the development of commercial and industrial property and projects in an environmentally friendly manner, all of which improve the quality of life and provide broad and diverse employment opportunities. Facebook: www.facebook.com/siedc      Twitter: www.twitter.com/siedc

Workforce1 Career Centers are a one-stop shop for employers and jobseekers. Services to businesses may include human resources consulting, job-candidate screening and customized training for employees. For jobseekers services include resume and interview preparation, job-search coaching and access to educational and training opportunities. NYC Workforce1 Career Centers are located in all 5 boroughs see separate program listings for additional information.

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