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 Baruch SBDC offers free one-on-one counseling and training on all aspects of starting and operating a business. Together with the Field Center for Entrepreneurship within which it is located, certified business counselors and Baruch business school professors provide assistance with a wide range of business challenges. These challenges include the creation of a focused business plan, selecting funding alternatives, understanding financial statements, developing marketing plans, planning an on-line business, and complying with licensing and regulatory requirements. MBA students can provide technical assistance. Note: There are other SBDCs within NYCs five boroughs.
If you or your business are in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around obstacles to success. Among other things, the SBDC helps clients: understand the importance of a business plan; discover sources of funding; prepare for e-commerce; identify avenues for exporting goods & services; develop marketing plans; assess an invention
The New York SBDC provides customized solutions through advisement, education, research and advocacy for Entrepreneurs, Innovators and the Small & Medium Enterprise community.
The SI Small Business Development Center provides free one-on-one confidential business counseling to anyone looking to start or grow their business. Some services include assistance with business plan writing, social media and marketing strategies, various research, cyber security, and disaster preparedness, licensing and certifications, franchising, government procurement, import/export, and much more. The SI SBDC also hosts seminars, workshops, and training events that cover various popular topics and business related issues. Note: There are other SBDCs throughout the City. Information for this SBDC and others can be found at WWW.NYSSBDC.ORG. Facebook: Small Business Development Center, Staten Island
The SBDC offers free one-on-one counseling to business owners and entrepreneurs. Services include: financial analysis, loan evaluation and packaging, management analysis, business plan development and export assistance. Business seminars and workshops are offered regularly. The Lehman College SBDC can also be reached at 718-960-8806. Call for additional information. Note: There are other SBDCs throughout the City. Check listings in other boroughs.
The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) specializes in providing, free of charge, one-on-one counseling to existing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. This counseling focuses on the development of superior business plans and locating appropriate sources of funding to put the clients' enterprises on a sound financial basis. Note: There are other SBDCs throughout the City. Check listings in other boroughs.
The York College Small Business Development Center's mission is to provide strategic management advisement, education, network resources, assist in accessing market strategies, market trends and to help its clients obtain desired capital. Among other things, the York SBDC helps their clients understand the importance of a business plan, identify avenues for exporting goods and services and develop marketing plans and help in identifying of subcontracting and prime opportunities.
The mission of the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program is to improve and stimulate the national economy and small businesses by stimulating and supplementing the flow of private equity capital and long term loan funds for the sound financing, growth, expansion and modernization of small business operations while insuring the maximum participation of private financing sources.
The Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAD), provides training, technical assistance and business development resources to start-up and existing businesses. The goal is to assist budding entrepreneurs to establish businesses; assist small business owners to retain their business. The program provides classroom training in basic business and entrepreneurship principles as well as individual technical, financial and management assistance. Telephone: 718-732-7534
The South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO) is contracted by the NYC Department of Small Business Services to provide the following FREE services to Manufacturing, Construction, Transportation, Wholesale, Utility or Film Production businesses in The Bronx:
1.Financing assistance: loan packaging and connecting companies to the right lender
2.Recruiting and training employees: connecting companies to resources that cut the cost of hiring and training new/old employees
3.Incentives: connecting companies to tax credits and other incentives that they may be eligible for
4.Navigating government: helping companies navigate their way through varies government and utility agencies (i.e. assist with Con Edison, licenses and permits, info on labor laws, etc)
5.Workshops: providing companies with workshops on various topics such as selling to government and social media
6.Legal Assistance: connecting companies to pro bono lawyers
7.Real Estate Assistance: companies that wish to relocate can be connected to real estate brokers
8. Selling to Government: Assisting companies become vendors to various government agencies
9. Advocacy: relaying any issues that companies are facing to the City and advocate on their behalf