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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.
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One Flushing is a community-based economic development center in Flushing, Queens, founded by AAFE in December of 2011. The One Flushing’s objective is to empower small business owners and local residents to identify resources, advocate for policy reforms and to create economic opportunity. It leverages the community’s rich heritage to develop innovative strategies for economic revitalization and cross-cultural collaboration. One Flushing provides technical assistance, assists entrepreneurs in acquiring low-interest loans and in accessing government resources and offers training to assist business owners in meeting their goals. One Flushing is dedicated to creating mutual support networks for those seeking jobs and business assistance. One Flushing advocates for city services and resources to address the challenges small businesses face. One Flushing works closely with AAFE’s Renaissance Economic Development Corporation. Services are available in English, Chinese and Korean.
The Organization of Latino Entrepreneurs (Olé) is dedicated to developing resources to support Latino business owners or aspiring entrepreneurs through one-on-one management assistance and educational programs in Spanish and/or English. Olé supports the creation of small businesses and supports efficient business practices for the benefit of the Latin American community. All services and resources are available in Spanish and in English. Olé is part of the New York State Small Business Development Center (NYSSBDC) network with locations in all five boroughs and in the counties surrounding New York City. For more information please visit Ole’s website and arrange an appointment with one of Ole’s consultants.
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.
The Port Morris Industrial Business Zone includes businesses located along the shoreline of the Harlem River and East River between 149th Street and Bruckner Boulevard to East 150th Street. SoBRO acts as the liaison with New York City agencies, helping to resolve problems that may arise within the park, particularly those having to do with the physical maintenance of the area. Businesses are also eligible for EZ certification and the tax and financing benefits that accrue to EZ certified businesses. The Park includes most manufacturing/industrial properties in the area and is home to approximately 400 businesses including plastics, paper products, metal working, and furniture firms.
The Pratt Area Community Council (PACC), a community-based organizaton, is focused on facilitating the economic well-being of the Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods. PACC's Economic Development department works closely with local Merchants Associations, elected officials and community organizations in Central Brooklyn. Their current Economic Development priorities include spearheading the Fulton Street Business Improvement District (BID) and serving as the Local Program Administrator (LPA) of the Main Street Program, which focuses on improving a seven-block stretch of Fulton Street between Grant and Bedford Avenues. The Fulton Street Business Improvement District (BID) promises to make powerful and sustainable improvements in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. The BID would extend from Rockwell Place to Classon Avenue and all streets facing Fulton Street (Lafayette, Greene and Putnam Avenues).
PTAC's primary responsibility is to counsel and advice businesses regarding government procurement opportunities. Services offered include: bid notification for open federal, state and local agencies; assistance with completion of certifications and registrations such as HUB Zone, 8(a), Duns & Bradstreet, CCR; one on one assistance with completion of NYC or NYS M/WBE (Minority/Women Business Enterprise) Certification applications; Assistance with bid preparation for city, state and federal opportunities; individual counseling on all contacting needs; business development workshops and seminars; outreach and networking opportunities and annual business Opportunities Expo.
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 Business Development Company with total assets under management in excess of $2.5 billion. Prospect and its advisor affiliate, Prospect Capital Management, LLC are premier providers of private debt and private equity to middle market companies, targets investments between $25 million to $500 million. Prospect specializes in providing uni-tranche, second lien, and mezzanine notes to support acquisitions, recapitalizations, and growth investments across all industry sectors. Prospect provides financing in connection with private equity transactions, direct to borrower lending, one-stop buyouts, and secondary investments with an investment objective of delivering high current income plus capital gains upside.
Qualitas of Life is a non-profit organization that provides financial education to Hispanic immigrant families in New York. Qualitas of Life facilitates immigrants' access to financial literacy programs and financial services. Qualitas' financial education workshops began in 2007 and they have expanded to teach workshops in community centers in all five boroughs of New York City. Can also be reached at 1-87-Qualitas [1-877-825-4827].