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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The BID Development Grant Program will fund community-based development organizations (CBDOs) to explore or further the formation of a Business Improvement District (BID). The program builds on Mayor Adams' commitment to establishing a long-term investment strategy to strengthen and support small businesses in underserved commercial corridors, as outlined in Rebuild, Renew, Reinvent: A Blueprint for New York City's Economic Recovery, released earlier this year.

There are two BID Development Grant Opportunities: BID Exploration Grants and BID Formation Grants.

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The Energy Cost Savings Program (ECSP) can reduce regulated energy costs up to 45 percent and regulated natural gas costs up to 35 percent for eligible businesses. Regulated costs are the transmission and distribution costs by the regulated utility. The benefits associated with ECSP last for eight years followed by a four year phase-out during which benefits are decreased by 20% per year. Special Eligible Premises (SEP) are buildings which have previously undergone capital improvements and been approved by ECSP as eligible for benefits.


Since 1989, ADC has addressed the complex, interconnected challenges facing the Harlem community through effective implementation of its mission to: Increase the availability of quality housing to people of diverse incomes; Enhance the delivery of social services, particularly to the homeless, elderly, families and children; Foster economic revitalization; Enhance educational and developmental opportunities for youth; and Build community capacity through civic engagement.

In the United States, the Accion Opportunity Fund creates economic opportunity by connecting small business owners to affordable capital and the the business support they need to create and grow healthy enterprises and contribute to local economies. The Fund works by connecting entrepreneurs to affordable capital, educational resources, coaching, and networks. Through innovative partnerships and outreach strategies, Accion targets underserved entrepreneurs -- including entrepreneurs of color, low-income entrepreneurs, and women -- who often lack access to the financial services they need to build and grow their businesses.


The Aliance for Downtown New York provides service, advocacy, research, and information to enhance the quality of life of Lower Manhattan, and advance the dynamic, vibrant neighborhood as a model of the 21st century Central Business District for businesses, residents, and visitors. The Alliance supports economic development, public safety, sanitaion, transportation and more. Serving an area from approximately City Hall to the Battery, from the East River to West Street, the Downtown Alliance also manages the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District (BID).


Ascendus empowers low- to moderate-income (LMI) business owners with access to capital and financial education. At Ascendus works together with you to advance your business as well as your life. By providing various assistance -- from business loans, to counseling and training, we’re dedicated to helping passionate entrepreneurs build successful businesses that provide for families and improve communities. 

AABDC provides support to Asian and other minority businesses through various technology seminars, workshops, and and various events.

AWIB is a membership organization offering networking events, as well as conferences and seminars on skills building, business development and a variety of industry-specific topics. Annual membership fees.

Astella Development Corporation is a not-for-profit community based organization dedicated to providing affordable housing, commercial revitalization, and improving the quality of life in the Coney Island community.

Astella was founded in 1975 by Coney Island residents who were concerned about the deterioration of their community. The mission that they set for the new community development corporation was to:

The mission of the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) is to further economic development, historic preservation, and cultural enrichment on Atlantic Avenue, in Brooklyn, New York, from Fourth Avenue to the Waterfront and the surrounding community.

​The AALDC provides information, advocacy, and produces events and projects that promote economic growth and vitality, for the preservation and development of the local community.