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 Restoration Capital Fund, Inc. (RCF) supports entrepreneurship and minority-owned business that create jobs and contribute to Brooklyn's economy and community life. In partnership with the Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union (BCFCU), RCF offers fixed-rate business loans for the following purposes: to purchase inventory, update equipment, pay accounts receivable, or manage debt. Through a partnership with Workshops In Business Opportunities (WIBO), RCF provides both pre- and post-lending technical assistance to ensure efficient and effective deployment of capital, and to support the success of business owners and their obligations as borrowers.
Partnerships and individuals/sole proprietorships doing business under a name other than their own need a Doing Business As (DBA) Business Certificate. File a Business Certificate form with the Count Clerk's Office in the borough where your business is located.
The RITE Center is a free job training and placement program for job seekers and employers alike. In addition to providing hard skill vocational training programs for job seekers, the RITE Center is a viable resource for small business owners. The RITE Center seeks to forge partnerships, to find employmen that works for the individual, and to ensure the right candidate for the employer. The RITE Center works closely with job seekers to make only the strongest referrals to employers and to small business owners.
The Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation is a 501(c)(3) corporation that provides professional business advisory services through a collaboration with the New York state Economic Development Corporation. Established in 2013, the Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation Small Business Development Center is able to assist business clients with access to capital to: start-up a business; business acquisitions; 504 real estate loans; franchises; purchase inventory, machinery, equipment, furniture or fixtures; construction loans; and refinancing existing debt. We also provide business management consulting services for existing and start-up businesses for: business acquisitions and sales: financial analysis; loan packaging; and business planning.
Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation is the administrator of the NYS Empire Zone Program for the Rockaway peninsula. The Empire Zone Program enables RDRC to offer qualified businesses a package of economic incentives and utility discounts that support the local community
SIBL uses advanced technology to provide businesses with up-to-date information. Visitors to the Library can use its computers to access online business databases and the internet. Wired and wireless internet access is available. SIBL's Electronic Information Center offers hands-on, instructional classes on using the Library's licensed databases. SIBL maintains a full schedule of evening seminars and workshops on business topics. SIBL also sponsors an annual Business Plan Competition. Information about this competition is available at SIBL's Small Business home page. SIBL houses a SCORE office whose experienced business executives offer free advice on how to start and run a small business. Call 212-592-7033 to make an appointment. Note: There are other SCORE offices throughout the City. Search the Services Locator for additional locations in the 5 boroughs.
SCORE offers free individual counseling by experienced retired and active executives on all aspects of starting and running a small business. In addition, seminars and workshops are offered regularly on a variety of topics including How To Start A Business,International Trade, Business Plans, and How To Get Financing. The Bronx office is open Thursdays ONLY, 10:AM - 4:00PM. Note: Check hours for SCORE offices in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx under their separate listings.
SCORE offers free individual counseling by experienced retired and active executives on all aspects of starting and running a small business. In addition, seminars and workshops are offered regularly on a variety of topics including How To Start A Business,International Trade, Business Plans, and How To Get Financing. The Brooklyn office is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Call for specific hours. Note: Check hours for SCORE offices in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx under their separate listings.
SCORE offers free advisory, individual counseling from retired or active business executives on all aspects of starting and running a small business. SCORE regularly offers workshops and seminars on a variety of topics - International Trade, Writing a Business Plan, Strategies for Succeeding in Business, Financing a Small Business, etc. SCORE counselors are available on Wednesday 11am - 3pm. By appointment only
SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business, is a not-for-profit volunteer association of business people who provide free confidential business consulting. A SCORE counselor will help you define your needs and evaluate your options. They will meet you at any SCORE office in the five boroughs. Counseling may take one to several sessions; but you will have someone to assist you with business problems. SCORE also regularly offers seminars and workshops on a variety of topics including How To Start A Small Business; International Trade; Business Plans; and How To Get Financing. SCORE's main office is open Monday through Thursday 9-4 pm, Friday from 10 to 2pm. No appointment is necessary. Note: There are other SCORE offices throughout the city. Check listings under Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island. and the Bronx. Hours vary from office to office ; call the main office for additional information, or check the listings for other SCORE locations in the Programs Locator database.