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Small Business Services Directory
The Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] is a 32 year old private, not-for-profit organization. As a multi-service agency working with government agencies, educational institutions, and the private sector, BEDC offers comprehensive business consulting and economic development services. BEDC offers technical assistance, financial assistance, location assistance, and entrepreneur training programs for start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs.
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.
Build Now-NY is an initiative designed to give New York State an edge in pre-permitting sites. Build Now-NY is creating an inventory of locations for a wide range of other business profiles, making them ready for development when the opportunity arises and even creating opportunity. Build Now-NY site profiles include high technology manufacturing; warehouse/distribution/e-commerce centers; and multi-tenant business and technology parks.
BCNA, which receives funding through a variety of private and government sources, helps its clients and workshop attendees: obtain microloans to start or expand a business; learn business management skills; understand personal finance and everyday cash management; establish and contribute to a savings account; and purchase a first home or apartment with the help of special government programs. BCNA staff provides services in a variety of languages including: Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Hindi, African dialects of Bassa & Kru, French & Creole, and Tibetan & Nepali. Services are also available at BCNA’s Queens Office located in Jackson Heights.
Business First is your one-stop shop for all of the statewide economic development programs New York has to offer. It is a business-focused portal to the wealth of incentives, programs and resources available to companies – large and small – within New York State and to those that choose to relocate here. The site is administered by Empire State Development, but dozens of other agencies are represented. State financial incentives and technical expertise can be found here – searchable by type of assistance, industry, size of business, MWBE status, and more
Affiliated with the Business Outreach Center [BOC] Network and sponsored by the Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation, the Greater Newark Business Outreach Center [BOC] offers a variety of services to small business owners and to entrepreneurs. These services include business plan development, access to financing, marketing, import / export information, entrepreneurial training and licensing and permit information. For a complete list of Greater Newark's programs and services, call the Business Outreach Center or visit their website.
The Business Outreach Center Network (BOC Network) offers free counseling and referrals on all issues involved in starting and growing a business. After an initial intake and analysis of an ongoing or prospective business, counselors develop a needs assessment and work with clients to identify and take advantage of appropriate specialized services, programs, and financing sources. There are BOCs throughout the city with multilingual services. In Queens services are available in English and in Spanish. Other BOCs are located in Chinatown, Newark, Washington Heights,Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Check listings in other boroughs or call the BOC main office at 718-624-9115.
The Childcare Business Development Project helps home-based childcare providers develop and enhance their businesses. Needed services and support in reaching economic self-sufficiency are available to childcare providers including: individualized start-up and operations assistance, practical business training, business and marketing planning, free legal assistance, free tax assistance, access to grants and loans and networking opportunities. BOC's 13 week training course is designed to help childcare providers establish successful, high-quality, childcare businesses.
The BOC Women's Business Center (WBC) offers business training, one-on-one counseling and financing resources to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. We offer the following services: One-on-One Counseling, Business start-up/expansion, Access to financing, Business-plan development, Workforce development assistance, Legal assistance, Market research/strategies, Import-export information and assistance, Licensing and permit information Product pricing, Procurement assistance and Minority certification. Call us to set up an appointment with a business counselor at 718-624-9115.
The City's Business Outreach Team provides business assistance services to all City businesses by deploying agents directly to business locations. Helps businesses resolve problems relating to delivery of government services and business-related issues. Also expanded to include the "Emergency Response Unit," which offers emergency assistance to businesses that are forced to interrupt their operations due to "unavoidable disasters."