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.


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.

Part of the New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, Audubon Biomedical Center is a modern, six-story facility housing 50,000 square foot of laboratory and office space. The only biotechnology business incubator in the City, Audubon supplies the structure and organization to facilitate developments in biotechnology that will ensure improved health care, while contributing to economic growth through the creation of private sector research collaborations and the generation of new biomedically related business. Audubon is designed to house early stage, private research and development companies in the Life Sciences industry.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation aims to help close the racial wealth gap in Central Brooklyn's lower income neighborhoods through an economic mobility platform designed to help people become financially literate and independent.  These programs include the following: