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The National Association of Women Business Owners of New York City (NAWBO-NYC)
NEXCO is an international trade association that sponsors monthly seminars and webinars that provide pertinent and timely information to importers, exporters, freight forwarders, bankers, attorneys, accountants, and any other professional engaged in global trade. NEXCO members have interests in insurance, international banking, freight forwarding, trade law, customs brokerage, trade software and e-commerce. They are large and small, American, foreign and multinational.
NMBC is a networking and referral organization for small women- and minority-owned businesses. It is dedicated to providing business assistance, educational opportunities, seminars, purchasing exchanges, mentoring, business listings, and related services to businesses throughout the tri-sate area and across the nation. Members are listed in a directory that is sent to corporate and government purchasing agents. NMBC also offers general technical assistance and networking events to its members. Annual membership is $385. NMBC is currently offering on a quarterly basis an Entrepreneurial Boot Camp specifically designed for individuals transitioning from employee to entrepreneur and for new entrepreneurs who have been in business less than two (2) years. For further information on the Entrepreneurial Boot Camp and to fill an Application Form for participation, please visit the NMBC Web site: www.nmbc.org.
The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) is a project of the City Bar Justice Center, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the New York City Bar Association. NELP provides free legal assistance to low and moderate incomes entrepreneurs who own or are starting up a small business in New York City. NELP utilizes volunteer attorneys, who staff legal clinics, give presentations, and take on pro bono cases, to provide assistance on issues such as: determining the best legal structure for a business, incorporating, drafting and reviewing contracts, negotiating commercial leases, and obtaining trademark and copyright protections. If you are a microentrepreneur in New York City and are looking for legal assistance as you start or look to grow your business, please contact NELP for more information.
The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council [The Council™] links certified minority suppliers with Council member (comprised of buying entities from corporations, government agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations) through a database of these suppliers and networking events to showcase their products and services. It also offers seminars for minority-owned firms on various business topics and training for corporations on supplier diversity initiatives and promoting the business case for inclusion. The certification and annual re-certification (renewal) is on a sliding scale, from $225.00 - $1,000.00 based on gross revenues for initial certification and $225.00 - $725.00 annually for renewals. The Council is an affiliate of The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
NYBA is the leading advocate for advancing the success of the biotechnology industry in New York State and is its main representative to policy makers, the media and the communities in which we work. Our mission is to support the development and growth of New York
New York Building Congress [NYBC] is a private association that promotes a common agenda among the design, construction, and real estate industry of New York. New York's building community includes contractors, architects, engineers, unions, real estate managers, developers, and owners. NYBC focuses on economic and infrastructure investment, job creation, and professional exchange.
NYBDC and ESCDC offers both conventional as well as SBA-backed loans from $50,000 to $5,500,000 to small businesses located anywhere within the State. Loan proceeds can be used for partnership buy-outs, real estate acquisition, working capital, inventory, etc. The term of the loan is from 3 to 20 years and the interest is fixed or variable, depending on the circumstances. Three years of personal and business financials, two years of projections [three years of projections for a start-up], a solid business plan, and personal guarantees are required. The application fees range from $250 to $1,500 depending on the size of the loan.
A public-private loan guaranty program that enables banks and community development credit unions to make loans to small and medium-sized businesses that fall below the criteria for conventional bank loans. Loans may have a minimum amount of $250,000 and may be used for working capital, real estate acquisitions, machinery and equipment, and physical improvements to real estate.
Additional phone numbers: 212-312-4216 or
toll-free: 888-NYC-0100, or the EDC Operator: 212-619-5000