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 Fashion Sourcing Network continues the work of the Garment Industry Development Corporation – GIDC - a non-profit organization established in 1984 to strengthen and support local apparel manufacturing in New York. The GIDC was the connection to New York's best apparel manufacturers and the Fashion Sourcing Network will continue to provide sourcing referrals to local apparel contractors and service providers as well as trim and accessories resources. The Network also continues GIDC's designer development program "Showroom New York" which provides a showroom and advisory services to fashion designers who produce locally. The Network provides training and technical assistance to New York apparel manufacturers and workers. The Fashion Sourcing Network is the link between designers and New York's apparel manufacturers.
The Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. [FAC] is a community organization in South Brooklyn that advances economic and social justice by building vibrant, diverse communities where residents have genuine opportunities to achieve their goals, as well as the power to shape the community's future. FAC is a nationally recognized non profit community development corporation formed in 1978 that works to transform the lives of over 5,000 low- and moderare-income New Yorkers annually so that we can all live and work with dignity and respect while making our community more equitable, sustainable, inclusive and just. To achieve its mission, Fifth avenue Committee develops and manages affordable housing and community facilities, creates economic opportunities, organizes residents and workers, offers student-centered adult education, and combats displacement caused by gentrification. Through our collective efforts, Fifth avenue Committee seeks to promote a society that is inclusive, equitable, sustainable and just, while ensuring that everyone can live and work with dignity and respect.
The Market provides off-street business locations at affordable rates to former street vendors and micro-entrepreneurs with a strong social, cultural, and economic interest in the local community, who are developing and growing their businesses. The Market also offers a variety of business development services, including basic business classes and ongoing training in merchandising, finance, and technology. Today the Market houses 47 merchants and a seasonal farmers market.
The Center for Entrepreneurship at Fordham University launched the Fordham Foundry in partnership with Small Business Services of the City of New York. Located in a shared office space with NYC Business Solutions on Fordham Road, the Foundry is focused on creating and growing small businesses. The Foundry is an independent, mixed-use business incubator located off-campus that was developed specifically to assist promising entrepreneurs in launching new businesses by providing collaborative workspace, shared office equipment, confidential business consultation, a mentoring program, continuous business education and workshops, and access to funding for qualified early-stage businesses. Membership is available to those in the Fordham community: current students, alumni, faculty and staff from all departments and colleges. In order to qualify for membership, at least one team member must have a connection with Fordham.
General Assembly is an urban campus for entrepreneurs seeking to transform industry and culture through technology and design. They provide programming, space, and support services to foster collaborative practices and learning opportunities. General Assembly does this by creating a multi-faceted campus to serve the needs of high-potential entrepreneurs and advance the startup ecosystem in New York. This community Will not only have a place in which to collaborate, but also take advantage of a new kind of learning-by-doing. Through General Assembly's curriculum, entrepreneurs will receive a pragmatic and multi-disciplinary education at the intersection of design, technology, and entrepreneurship.
The Office of Government and General Contracting's mission is to help enhance the effectiveness of small business programs by working with Government Contracting and Business Development (GC/BD) program offices and others to develop policies, regulations, and statutory changes. GCBD helps small businesses achieve success by providing information and procurement assistance. It administers a number of programs that focus on specific business needs: SBIR/STTR Technology; Goaling; Tech-Net; and Sub-Net.
The Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation (GCCDC) is a not-for-profit neighborhood preservation organization that was formed in 1978 to revitalize the communities of South Brooklyn, with particular emphasis on the area surrounding the Gowanus Canal. The Gowanus Canal is one of the most challenging, exciting and complex urban revitalization projects in the country. GCCDC is working to innovate on how such a challenge can be addressed. GCCDC’s neighborhood efforts are focused ON achieving this revitalization through our work in housing, environmental repair, commercial and social development.
The Graphic Artists Guild is a national labor union that promotes and protects the economic interests of its members. The Guild publishes the popular title, Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines. The Guild may also be reached at 212-791-3400.
The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce seeks to empower small business owners and local residents to identify resources, advocate for policy reforms and to create economic opportunity. It leverages the community’s rich heritage to develop innovative strategies for economic revitalization and cross-cultural collaboration. We provide technical assistance, assists entrepreneurs in acquiring low-interest loans and in accessing government resources and offers training to assist business owners in meeting their goals.We are dedicated to creating mutual support networks for those seeking jobs and business assistance. We advocate for city services and resources to address the challenges small businesses face. Services are available in English, Chinese and Korean.
The Greater Hunts Point Chamber of Commerce works for the benefit of more than 700 industrial businesses in Hunts Point, the largest food distribution center in the United States. The GHPCC hosts business seminars and public events aimed at building connections between Hunts Point businesses, and between Hunts Point and other companies interested in doing business with Hunts Point.