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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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Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation is a local development corporation that offers business development counseling, technical assistance and referral services through its Entrepreneurial Assistance Center, as well as loans through its BO$$ program (separately described). Services provided in Spanish and English.

The Women Presidents' Educational Organization (WPEO) is a regional affiliate of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation's premier third party certification organization for women owned businesses. The mission of the WPEO is to create increased access to business opportunities for WBEs. Our programs develop skills and knowledge for WBEs, advocate in the public and private sectors, foster relationships between WBEs, corporations and the government, and provide certification services. WPEO provides full service third party certification to women entrepreneurs in the New York, Northern New Jersey (including Princeton and points North), Southern Connecticut and the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia areas. WPEO is incorporated in the state of New york and is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information see the website at or call (212) 688-4114.

The Women's Business Center is funded by the SBA and gives female entrepreneurs one-on-one business coaching. The WBEC also provides intensive and free financial and marketing services. In addition a 60-hour Business Development training course is offered along with business and finance workshops.

WHEDco is a community development organization based in the South Bronx. Our mission is to give the education and after-school programs, to fresh, healthy food, cultural programming, and economic opportunity. WHEDco helps individuals launch and operate small businesses through Home-Based Childcare programs, Bronx CookSpace and Commercial Revitalization, with training resources and programs that support economic stability.

Home-based child Care: we provide trainings, technical assistance, home visits, and case management to home-based childcare providers of all levels. WHEDco helps community members to start and grow successful home-based childcare businesses, provide high-quality professional childcare in the community, and increase access to safe and affordable childcare for parents who are employed or seeking employment.

Bronx CookSpace: a fully licensed commercial kitchen for over 30 emerging food companies to grow their businesses in an affordable space. Since opening, the kitchen incubator space has launched or expanded 168 unique businesses, a majority of which are minority- or women-owned.

Commercial Revitalization: WHEDco works to revitalize commercial corridors in areas such as Melrose, Southern Boulevard and Jerome Avenue in the South Bronx. Our work is to attract new businesses to the commercial corridors surrounding our affordable housing developments in the South Bronx. These businesses provide economic opportunity for local entrepreneurs, enable residents to shop locally, and create vibrant mixed- use neighborhoods where people can live, work, and shop, do business and thrive.

The Women's Venture Fund is a non-profit organization that helps women of diverse backgrounds establish thriving businesses in urban communities. Women's Venture Fund offers training, small business loans, and a network of business advisors to help women reach their business goals. By troubleshooting specific challenges and encouraging women to share their experience with other entrepreneurs, WVF is able to expedite the growth of businesses partcipating in our programs. Websites:

Woodside on the Move, Inc provides a range of services and programs related to youth education and adult literacy, housing services, and business and culture.

Founded in 1966 in Harlem, the Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO) is a private non-profit organization that is committed to assisting men and women with the drive to become successful entrepreneurs. WIBO's mission is to enable small business owners and budding entrepreneurs from underserved communities to obtain financial success by starting, operating, and building successful businesses that develop economic power, provide jobs and improve communities.




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