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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.

Independent, local level small and high-risk minority and/or women-owned businesses are eligible to apply for small, low cost loans via the Springboard Mini-Loan Fund. The loans are available for small businesses located in Community Boards 1,2,3,4,7,8,11 or 12 and can be applied for at the BOEDC office. Start-up and existing minority and women-owned businesses are eligible. Loans can be used for working capital, acquisition of machinery and equipment, revolving lines of credit, seasonal inventory and accounts receivable. For additional information contact Rome Birkett.

The St. Nicholas Alliance Brooklyn Business Center Has business counselors who help you by providing mentoring, direction, and links to resources and funding. You can schedule a 1-on-1 meeting with our small business professionals; participate in the Business Plan Boot Camp, a 20-class intensive for entrepreneurs and small business owners that targets is focused start-ups and businesses under 5 years old; and participate in webinars that are specifially designed for entrepreneurs or small business owners in North Brooklyn and the five boroughs.

St. Nicks Alliance/Workforce Development is a rapidly growing workforce development arm of St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corporation. St. Nicks Alliance aims to help long-term public assistance recipients land that first job, enable those with some work experience to obtain high demand skills and secure high-wage jobs, and give other neighborhood residents the opportunity to obtain a career through evening programs. Call 718-302-2057, ext 210 for more information.

Start Small’s mission is to empower New York City’s most underserved individuals to start, maintain, and grow small businesses in order to accumulate assets, increase personal financial security, and contribute to the economy. Start Small provides access to a variety of resources for entrepreneurs and immigrants: small business financing, small business legal counseling, small business planning and operations, accounting and bookkeeping, tax, marketing and public relations, human resources, and government certification and contracting.

Since 1993, the SIEDC has served the business community of Staten Island. Our mission is to enchance a thriving Staten Island economy by promoting public and private investment and encouraging the development of commercial and industrial property and projects in an environmentally friendly manner, all of which improve the quality of life and provide broad and diverse employment opportunities. Facebook: www.facebook.com/siedc      Twitter: www.twitter.com/siedc

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 Subcontractors Trade Association promotes and protects the interests of subcontractors. The Association conducts regularly scheduled membership meetings and seminars.

The Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator is the first City-sponsored, privately operated incubator, created to bring entrepreneurs to the South Bronx. It offers world-class technology, security and a wide array of business services designed to nurture startups and give them the tools they need to succeed.  These include; modular/flexible workspaces; mentoring and consulting services; high-speed internet wireless/ethernet access; and group meeting/conference rooms. Sunshine is a joint venture between the New York City Economic Development Corp., Sunshine Suites and Sunshine’s strategic partners from government, business and academic institutions.  Sunshine Bronx’s operating hours are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed weekends and all national holidays. Hours are subject to change for special events and community needs. Two companion incubators – Sunshine Noho and Sunchine TriBeCa West – are located in Manhattan.

The Support Center offers consulting, transition management and training services designed to increase the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector. Visit the Center's website for more detail on their consulting and coaching services; executive transition management services; their training and professional development schedule of workshops and seminars; and their special services for Grantmakers.

ITAC's Technology Transfer and Diffusion Program partners with academic institutions, technology centers and consultants to help manufacturers and technology firms in New York City bring their processes and products to the next level. ITAC can assist with product development and launch; additional funding; business plan development; and enabling partnerships with academic institutions. ITAC can assist mature manufacturing firms to adopt technologies for their businesses, both off the shelf applications and new applications developed from existing technology.

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