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Small Business Services Directory

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.

Through this program owners or developers of manufacturing facilities may finance the acquisition of buildings and equipment, renovation and construction.
The Division of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development performs three major functions: encourage and assist state agencies that are engaged in contracting activities to award a fair share of state contracts to MWBEs; review applications by businesses seeking certification as an MWBE and maintain a directory of certified MWBEs; and promote the business development of MWBEs through education and outreach to agencies and MWBEs.

New Yorkers turn to FIT for practical know-how and support to build successful businesses and to upgrade the technical skills indispensable in today's business and design environments. For over two decades the Enterprise Center has served those at the intersection of art and commerce with credit and non-credit classes, certificate programs and special events.

The Environmental Revolving Loan Fund [RLF] provides interest-free loans to Bronx businesses and building owners to encourage the use of energy efficient measures and new technology. The goal is to improve air quality throughout the Bronx. The RLF targets several areas of energy efficiency and new technology: green roof development; boiler retrofits; upgrades to electric forklifts; upgrade of trailer refrigerator units to duel-fuel capacity; and development of new environmental technology.

Companies developing facilities on publicly-owned docks and wharves or developing solid waste recycling facilities can access triple tax-exempt bond financing. Reductions in mortgage recording and sales taxes may also be available. Private companies developing transportation or related facilities located on docks and wharves or solid waste recycling facilities are eligible to use triple tax-exempt bonds to finance the construction, renovation and equipping costs associated with these projects. Recycling companies may also be able to use triple tax-exempt bond financing for site acquisition.
GIDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the apparel industry.Over the past twenty years, GIDC has evolved into a multi-tiered service organization providing marketing, buyer referrals, and training and technical assistance to New York apparel manufacturers and workers. GIDC programs offering assistance to management and production personnel include: * Matchmaking service linking brands, retailers and start-up designers with appropriate local factories * Information and referrals regarding public and private incentive programs for local manufacturers * Job referral and placement service * On-site technical assistance with management and engineering issues such as quality control, health and safety, and organization of production * Factory floor and classroom training for worker skills improvement (manual and computer) in both the product development and production phases
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 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.

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