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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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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.

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.

The Corporation has a number of economic development programs focusing on employment solutions; commercial revitalization, commercial leasing and rentals, financial and business education; and youth employment and education.

The Brooklyn (Kings County) Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s  (BHCC) main focuses are (but not limited to): their Business Incubator Program, which assists aspiring entrepreneurs in getting started by providing extensive and thorough education to those who wish to become small business owners; processing loans as Technical Assistance Providers for the US Small Business Administration (SBA); assisting with Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) certification as an affiliate for the NYC Department of Small Business Services and hosting Educational/Networking seminars for new/ existing business owners.  Services are available in English and in Spanish.

The Brooklyn Chamber is a non-profit business assistance membership organization. It offers networking events, forums with government officials, educational workshops and services, and a health insurance plan for small businesses. Members can participate in the organization's activities by joining committees. Visit www.ibrooklyn.com for more information.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) is the not-for-profit corporation that manages the Navy Yard under a contract with the City of New York.  As the landlord for the Yard's 330 businesses that employ over 7,000 people, BNYDC's mission is to lease space in the Yard, develop the underutilized areas of the Yard, and oversee the ongoing modernization of the Yard's infrastructure. In 2011, the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 opened as a program of BNYDC. The mission of BLDG 92 is to celebrate the Navy Yard’s past, present and future, and to promote the role the Yard and its tenants play as an engine for job creation and sustainable urban industrial growth. By providing access to exhibits, public tours, educational programs, archival resources and workforce development services, BLDG 92 reinforces the Yard’s unique bonds with the community.

The Childcare Business Development Project helps home-based childcare providers develop and enhance their businesses. Needed services and support in reaching economic self-sufficiency are available to childcare providers including: individualized start-up and operations assistance, practical business training, business and marketing planning, free legal assistance, free tax assistance, access to grants and loans and networking opportunities. BOC's 13 week training course is designed to help childcare providers establish successful, high-quality, childcare businesses.

The Business Outreach Center Network (BOC Network) offers free counseling and referrals on all issues involved in starting and growing a business. After an initial intake and analysis of an ongoing or prospective business, counselors develop a needs assessment and work with clients to identify and take advantage of appropriate specialized services, programs, and financing sources. There are BOCs throughout the city with multilingual services. In Queens services are available in English and in Spanish. Other BOCs are located in Chinatown, Newark, Washington Heights,Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Check listings in other boroughs or call the BOC main office at 718-624-9115.

Affiliated with the Business Outreach Center [BOC] Network  the Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation [WHIDC] operates the Upper Manhattan Business Outreach [BOC] offering a variety of services to small business owners and entrepreneurs. These services include one-on-one business counseling, business legal services, direct loans of up to $50,000, business training and technical assistance referral, and business plan / financial statement review. For a complete list of programs and services, call the Center or visit www.whidc.org.

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