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Small Business Services Directory
Use the search fields below to find hundreds of organizations in New York City that can provide you with help in starting or running your small business. Included in this searchable database are programs which offer business advice, loans, grants, location assistance, and a wide range of other services for small businesses throughout the city — often at no cost or for a low fee.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance Center - sponsored by the US Department of Commerce - assists NY State manufacturers respond to import competition. The Center partners with manufacturers, offering a 50-50 cost-sharing of projects designed to improve a firm's overall competitiveness. The Center's funds are directly applied to the costs of professional consultants, engineers, and other outside service providers hired on behalf of the firm to develop and implement action improvement programs. NY area manufacturers - NY City, Long Island, Westchester - may contact Gary Youmans at 212-921-1662 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYU SCPS offers a broad range of courses and certificate programs in such areas as financial managment, accounting, marketing, and human resources-for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce (NYWCC) is a not for profit organization dedicated to assisting women, minorities and other disadvantaged individuals achieve success and economic independence through business, micro-enterprise ownership and self-employment. If you are an existing or start up business the experienced team at the Chamber’s NY Women and MinorityBusinessDevelopmentCenter and Microenterprise Institute can assist you successfully start, manage and grow your business to the next level. Assistance is provided through one-on-one individualized business counseling, and educational business programs. Services are available in Spanish and in English.
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.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a modern industrial park with tenants representing a variety of industries like construction, theatrical set design, computer and office supplies, contracting, refrigerated distribution facilities, media communications and promotions, motor overhauling, and metal fabrication. The Empire Zone (EZ) program provides a variety of tax incentives to businesses expanding and creating jobs in targeted areas.
North Brooklyn Development Corporation provides a free employment screening and referral service.
Staten Island is home to two New York State Empire Zones, comprising over 1900 acres in the North Shore and West Shore of the Borough. This program is designed to stimulate business growth in economically distressed areas by providing a host of tax credits, utility discounts, and local incentives to businesses that introduce capital investments and create jobs at a facility located within the Empire Zone. Since its inception, businesses that have taken advantage of the Empire Zone program have invested over $450 million and have created thousands of jobs on Staten Island.
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.
NYC business Solutions is a suite of services offered by the New York City Department of Small Business Services. The BSC can help your business start, operate, and expand in New York City. Their services are provided at no coast regardless of the size or stage of your business. The Bronx Center is open Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
NYC Business Solutions is a set of free services offered by the Department of Small Business Services to help businesses start, operate and expand in New York City. Whether you're an entrepreneur, running a small business or a large corporation, NYC Business Solutions can work for you -- for free.
Our team has the experience and resources to address many of the challenges you face and objectives you aspire to reach. Our purpose is your success - whether you need financing assistance, legal advice, ways to score new business opportunities with the government, recruiting assistance, or help with permits and licenses.