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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.
The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition [CALDC] works with approximately 1000 retailers and merchants on Steinway Street, Broadway, 30th Avenue, and 36th Avenue. Each of these groups has an active merchants' association and CALDC acts as an umbrella organization to provide technical assistance to each group.
The Community Action Center is the constituent service arm of the Comptroller's office. It is the main point of contact for the office and the principal liaison to the public, mayoral agencies, federal, state, and local authorities.
Since its inception in 1990, the Community action Center provides information and advocacy to New Yorkers that facilitated resolutions to complaints about inadequate or lack of municipal service - from potholes to sanitation pick-ups, water and sewer charges disputes, pension payments, parking tickets and more.
The Community Action Center helps to increase responsiveness and resolve problems that impact the quality of life individuals, families and neighborhoods in the City. New Yorkers seeking assistance navigating City government can tap the resources of the Community Action Center team, who know how to maneuver through bureaucracy quickly and effectively.
CPSBPD provides on-site training and on-campus training to businesses and corporations on a contractual basis. Rates are less expensive than commercial firms.
Established in 1995, CREDIT Inc., a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), offers three major services to small businesses in the South Bronx: 1) Loans that range from $100 to $15,000 from an in-house fund; 2) Loan packaging services for businesses that require loans greater than $15,000; and 3) Technical assistance. CREDIT Inc. helps businesses develop business plans, offers marketing assistance, prepares and analyzes cash flow projections, and assists with strategic planning. CREDIT Inc. also partners with other SoBRO programs to provide financial services and financial literacy seminars to individuals and businesses.
The Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) is a comprehensive hands-on business training course targeted to new and existing business owners and is specifically designed to minimize the risk and maximizing the potential success of starting or expanding a business.
Among the topics covered: writing a compelling business plan; conducting industry and market research; how to legally structure your business; and how to structure financial statements. The EAP Center provides a range of resources and services. Visit the EAP website for more detailed information.
The EAP Center provides a wide range of resources and services. Visit the EAP website for more detailed information.