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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.

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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NYC  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 Bronx Borough President's Office is home to the only county-level Ombudsman

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 Partnership Fund for New York City, 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, 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 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) 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

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. 

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