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Small Business Services Directory
The Upper Manhattan Business Solutions helps the business community of New York City find efficient solutions to common business problems. NYC Business Solutions offers free, quick, and reliable information on: starting a business; working with government regulations; securing financing; hiring and training employees; finding real estate; accessing incentives; selling to the government; obtaining Minority and Women-Owned Business Certification; and coping with emergencies.
NY WasteMatch is a free service, created and funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation, which facilitates the exchange of used and surplus goods and equipment from organizations that no longer need them to other entities that do.
NYC WasteMatch keeps valuable resources out of the waste stream while offering clients an opportunity to save money and lower their environmental impact. Our clients include New York City businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) develops - in collaboration with the Director of the Office of Acquisition Management Division (OAM), the Office of Administration and Resources Management (OARM), and EPA senior-level officials - programs to stimulate and improve the involvement of small business, minority business, labor surplus areas and women-owned business enterprises in the overall EPA procurement process. The OSDBU is also responsible for establishing policy and providing procedural guidance for the utilization of small, minority and women-owned businesses under the Agency
The Partnership is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of a select group of two hundred CEOs - its Partners - from New York City's top corporate, investment and entrepreneurial firms. The Partnership focuses on research, policy formulation and issue advocacy at the city, state, and federal levels. Through its affiliate, The New York City Investment Fund, the Partnership directly invests in economic development projects in all five boroughs of the city. The Partnership serves as a resource of expertise and creative thinking for the public. The Partnership sponsers economic impact studies, conducts business surveys, and convenes task force panels and conferences for Partners, economic experts, public officials and other constituencies concerned with economic development.
Professional Women In Construction (PWC)is a non-profit member association for entrepreneurs, professionals and managers (women & men) and companies and public agencies engaged in construction and allied industries. Mission: to advance the status of business and professional women in a male-dominated industry and educate the public regarding women's achievements. The organization offers business networking events, a newsletter, trade show & recruitment fair, referrals, workshops in trends of the industry and certification information for woman and minority-owned firms. Contact the association for information about chapers (NY, NJ, CT, DC, PA, FL) calendar of events and membership fees.
Prospect Capital Corporation is a publicly traded private equity firm based in New York City. Having elected to operate as a Business Development Company, Prospect manages a portfolio of $750 million and targets investments of between $5 million to $50 million in North American small and mid-sized businesses. Prospect originally concentrated on energy investments, but has in recent years broaden its portfolio, a diversification reflected in the 2007 renaming of the company from Prospect Energy to Prospect Capital. The company specializes in mezzanine debt and non-control debt financing for management teams and financial sponsors and additionally makes selective control acquisitions by providing multiple levels of the capital structure. While energy remains a focus, Prospect
The Small Business Center is collection of over 1,400 circulating and reference books that cover the many categories of business start-ups. The collection's books range from general small business start-up information for all types of businesses to specific categories like starting a gift basket business or restaurant. These books have call numbers that start with [SBC] and are located in the small business center area.
Far Rockaway Small Business Resource Center, located in the Far Rockaway branch has a collection of books, CD-ROMS, periodicals, 10 computers with business software, and 5 laser printers for public use to develop entrepreneurial and small businesses. There is a librarian to assist the public.
Queens College offers a variety of courses for small businesses. These include: How to Start a Business, Legal Aspects of Running a Business, Contracts and Grants, and Quickbooks Pro 2001. Several business certificates are awarded: Business Development, Office Administrative Assistant, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Professional. There is a fee for each course.
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.