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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.
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.
The IBZ Department provides financial assistance in the form of loan packaging services to new and existing businesses that are seeking loans. They provide business owners with an understanding of bank lending practices; assist with filling out the loan application, help gather necessary documents; make sure the financial information on the application and documents makes sense; and help submit a complete package of information to potential funding sources.
The IDA Program in Chinatown is dedicated to helping low-income entrepreneurs start their own business by providing seed capital and business training materials. Chinatown BOC (Business Outreach Center) works with U.S. Dept, of Health and Human Services to help grant applicants with their business objectives. Services also provided; Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP), Business counseling, Technical assistance and Micro-financing.
The Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program [ICAP] provides abatements for real property taxes for varying periods up to 25 years. Eligible industrial and commercial buildings must be built, modernized, expanded, or otherwise physically improved.
SoBRO is contracted by the Mayor's Office to oversee and assist industrial/manufacturing businesses with any issue on an as needed basis free of charge. In partnership with NYC Business Solutions Center, NYC Department of Small Business Services SOBRO provides in the following areas- obtainable incentives, real estate opportunities, expansion planning and recruitment. Wholesalers, distributors, warehouses, manufacturers, construction (electrician, restoration, etc), transportation and technology businesses are eligible for the IBZ Program.
NYC Industrial Development Assistance programs provide companies with access to triple tax-exempt bond financing or tax benefits to acquire or create capital assets, such as purchasing real estate, constructing or renovating facilities, and acquiring new equipment. NYCIDA can offer expertise in a variety of bond programs, incentive programs and negotiated incentives.
Since 1993, SIEDC has been responsible for assisting in the utilization of hundreds of acres of vacant industrial land, the creation of 1,800 jobs and over $500 million in capital investment throughout these services. SIEDC provides industrial business assistance services throughout Staten Island. These services are part of the NYC Business Solutions brand of services, which are offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services to help businesses start, operate and expand in NYC. The services provided at no cost. These services include: ACCESS TO FINANCING, RECRUITMENT, INCENTIVES, TRAINING FUNDS, AND NAVIGATING GOVERNMENT. SIEDC's professional staff are experts on the wealth of benefits and assistance programs available to industrial and manufacturing businesses located in Staten Island. These benefits are designed specifically to encourage the increased improvement of Staten Island's industrial and manufacturing sector, a sector that provides stable, well-paying skilled jobs to Island residents.
A city, state, and federally-supported economic development and consulting organization. ITAC is a 25 year old company that has provided productivity, profitability and growth solutions to over 2000 New York City manufacturing and technology companies. ITAC's mission is to help companies start, stay and thrive in the five boroughs. Areas of expertise include Entrepreneurship; Strategic & Business Planning; Sales & Marketing; Innovation Systems; Human Resources & Training; Lean Manufacturing; Plant Layout & Relocation Support; Sustainability: Business Mentoring & Coaching; Financial Management & Strategy; Quality Systems; Technology Commercialization. ITAC offers Assessments and provides general recommendations on a no- or low-fee basis. More extensive services are available for a fee.
We provide the following services: Accepting Cash payments; Account Inquiries (help with letters, notices and levies on your wages or bank account); Adjustments (changes to tax account information or payments); Alien Clearances (Sailing Permits); Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order (ATAO); Copies of Tax Returns & Transcripts (Verifiable extreme hardships only; such as victims of Hurricanes, medical emergencies, etc.); Help with preparing Form 2290 (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax); Multilingual Assistance (over 150 languages translated); Federal Tax Return Preparation (If you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit or your Income is less than $39,000.00); Payments/Payment Arrangements; Procedural Inquiries; Solutions to Tax Issues Queens office address is: 59-17 Junction Blvd., Rego Park, New York 11368, tel.718-760-6019, hours-Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.
The Brooklyn office addess is: 625 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201. Tel. (718) 488-2068; Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
See separate listings for other borough offices.
Please visit your Taxpayer Assistance Center for an appointment. If a same-day appointment is not available, a future appointment will be made within 5 business days. We provide the following services: Accepting Cash payments; Account Inquiries (help with letters, notices and levies on your wages or bank account);Adjustments (changes to tax account information or payments);
Alien Clearances (Sailing Permits); Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order (ATAO); Copies of Tax Returns & Transcripts (Verifiable extreme hardships only; such as victims of Hurricanes, medical emergencies, etc.); Help with preparing Form 2290 (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax); Multilingual Assistance (over 150 languages translated); Federal Tax Return Preparation (If you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit or your Income is less than $39,000.00); Payments/Payment Arrangements; Procedural Inquiries; Solutions to Tax Issues; Tax Forms (based on availability); Tax Law Assistance (answers related to your individual Federal Tax Return); Taxpayer Identification Numbers.
* No State Return Preparation.
Call for federal tax information at 1-800-829-1040.To obtain federal tax forms call 1-800-829-3676. Other NY City offices are located at 2283 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035, 212- 436-1000, and at 110 W. 44th St, New York, NY 10036, 212-436-1000 and 1200 Water Pl., Bronx, NY 10461, 212-436-1000.