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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 Center's goal is to improve NY City's approach to serving small businesses and entrepreneurs. Partnering with local development organizations in each borough permits the Department of Small Business Services [SBS] and the Center to offer small businesses easy access to a full range of city and private services not previously available from a single location.
NYC Business Solutions is a set of services offered by the New York City 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 of a large corporation, NYC Business Solutions can work for you - for free. Call: 212-577-2152 or 212-577-2150
The Upper Manhattan Business Solutions helps the business community of New York City find efficient solutions to common business problems. NYC Business Solutions offers free, quick, and reliable information on: starting a business; working with government regulations; securing financing; hiring and training employees; finding real estate; accessing incentives; selling to the government; obtaining Minority and Women-Owned Business Certification; and coping with emergencies.
NY 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
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.