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The Subcontractors Trade Association promotes and protects the interests of subcontractors. The Association conducts regularly scheduled membership meetings and seminars.
The Support Center offers consulting, transition management and training services designed to increase the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector. Visit the Center's website for more detail on their consulting and coaching services; executive transition management services; their training and professional development schedule of workshops and seminars; and their special services for Grantmakers.
The Pratt Center's NYIRN project provides business development services to NYC manufacturers, including: real estate and incentive program referrals, marketing assistance, sourcing services, educational programming energy efficiency grants and more. The Pratt Center works for a more just, equitable, and sustainable city for all New Yorkers by empowering manuafacturing stakeholdes through open and inclusive decision-making that brings together labor, community, business and government to address economic policy issues, develop programs, and deliver services.
Loans $20,000 to $500,000 are available to small businesses and women and minority-owned businesses that have transportation-related contracts with New York State Department of Transportation. Loans are made for short-term working capital for labor and materials, and funds are payable monthly, as cash flow dictates. Eligible borrowers are businesses that have been awarded contracts, but have not yet begun work and those who have begun work not more than 30 days prior to the loan closing.
TruFund Financial Services provides financing to enable businesses, nonprofits or developers to proceed with their business or real estate projects. It also offers an affordable source of working capital for organizations seeking to expand, re-locate, or restructure. TruFund provides lending opportunities for small businesses, nonprofits, and real estate. New Market Tax Credits are also available for eligible businesses. TruFund is a partner of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative.
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.
VLA provides pro bono legal services, mediation, educational programs and advocacy to the arts community. VLA offers a variety services to the arts community including: pro bono representation; mediation; the Art Law Line, a free legal hotline for artists; the VLA Legal Clinic for members; and an ongoing series of workshops and seminars . Contact VLA or visit their web site for more detailed information about their services.
The Women Presidents' Educational Organization (WPEO) is a regional affiliate of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation's premier third party certification organization for women owned businesses. The mission of the WPEO is to create increased access to business opportunities for WBEs. Our programs develop skills and knowledge for WBEs, advocate in the public and private sectors, foster relationships between WBEs, corporations and the government, and provide certification services. WPEO provides full service third party certification to women entrepreneurs in the New York, Northern New Jersey (including Princeton and points North), Southern Connecticut and the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia areas. WPEO is incorporated in the state of New york and is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information see the website at www.wpeo.us or call (212) 688-4114.
For 25 Years the Women's Initiative has been providing high-potential, low-income women with the training, funding and ongoing support to start their own businesses and become financially self sufficient. The Women’s Initiative expanded into New York City in 2012. Through an intensive 20 session program — in English or Spanish — women are enabled to start, or expand their business. Women assess their businesses and entrepreneurial readiness through the Initiative’s comprehensive business management and personal development training. Women's Initiative provides ongoing support — through SuccessLink graduates at all levels of business who are connected with influential women in business, seminars and coaching. Scholarships are available for very low-income women to ensure that no one is turned away for lack of financial resources. Women's Initiative administers a relationship based loan fund, with loans ranging from $2,500 to $50,000, and links women with asset building opportunities, including matched savings accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) where participants' have the potential to double their savings for capital investments.
The Women's Venture Fund is a non-profit organization that helps women of diverse backgrounds establish thriving businesses in urban communities. Women's Venture Fund offers training, small business loans, and a network of business advisors to help women reach their business goals. By troubleshooting specific challenges and encouraging women to share their experience with other entrepreneurs, WVF is able to expedite the growth of businesses partcipating in our programs. Websites: www.wvf-ny.org or www.womensventurefund.org