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Small Business Services Directory

The Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. [FAC] is a community organization in South Brooklyn that advances economic and social justice by building vibrant, diverse communities where residents have genuine opportunities to achieve their goals, as well as the power to shape the community's future.

FAC is a nationally recognized non profit community development corporation formed in 1978 that works to transform the lives of over 5,000 low- and moderare-income New Yorkers annually so that we can all live and work with dignity and respect while making our community more equitable, sustainable, inclusive and just.

To achieve its mission, Fifth avenue Committee develops and manages affordable housing and community facilities, creates economic opportunities and ensures access to economic stability, organizes residents and workers, offers student-centered adult education and combats displacement caused by gentrification.

FirstSource Staffing -- FAC's social purpose business -- provides jobs for low-income indiciduals as they build their skills to prepare for higher  paying employment.

The KASBSC offers members information, workshops, and publications on issues of interest to small businesses, including government regulations. It also sponsors networking events and contacts government agencies to make collective presentations on issues of interest and concern to Korean American entrepreneurs in the New York City area.

Nonprofit Finance Fund, a federally certified CDFI, is a leader in helping nonprofits strengthen their financial health and improve their capacity to serve their communities. NFF helps nonprofits and social enterprises build and renovate facilities; expand operations; fund growth needs; and sustain operations over time. NFF serves nonprofits and their funders, offering an integrated package of financial and advisory services including facilities and working capital loans and lines of credit; asset-building programs; intensive workshops; Nonprofit Business Analyses; and other consultations. NFF Capital Partners helps nonprofits attract equity-like growth capital.

501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations purchasing, developing, renovating or equipping facilities for their own use can access triple tax-exempt financing and mortgage recording tax reductions. Pooled bond structures to reduce costs are also available.

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation [REDC] provides direct financing and technical assistance services to all the boroughs of New York City, with an emphasis in Chinatown, the Lower East Side, Flushing, Queens and Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and other low-income immigrant neighborhoods in New York City. REDC offers Small Business Loans ranging from $5,000-$100,000. REDC focuses on small and start-up businesses owned by immigrants, minorities or women; that demonstrate significant potential to create jobs for lower-income individuals or minorities; or that lack access to conventional sources of capital. REDC also offers a program where volunteering professionals offer free legal assistance and financial counseling to clients. Contact REDC or visit their website for additional information about their programs and services.

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 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.

The Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDCo) works with families in the Bronx who struggle with the multiple challenges presented by poverty and who, like all of us, aspire to a healthy and financially stable future. We believe that given the right support at the right moment, all families can flourish. WHEDCo replicates the attributes found in prosperous communities-safe, healthy homes; highly skilled professional childcare and enhanced extra-curricular activities; physicians, learning experts and therapists; opportunities to develop small businesses--and offer them to low-income families throughout the Bronx. Through our innovative, inter-connected and high-quality solutions, WHEDCo is working to make the Bronx a more beautiful, more equitable, and more economically vibrant place to live and a raise a family.
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