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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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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 Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation [BOEDC] serves as the borough's economic development for the Office of the Bronx Borough President. Want to find out what benefits a Bronx address offers your business? Need assistance finding the right site, recruiting employees or accessing federal, state or city benefits? Looking for a low-cost government loan to help your company grow or assistance in implementing cost-saving, environmentally-friendly projects? Whatever your need or the size of your business, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) can help.

Workforce1 Career Centers are a one-stop shop for employers and jobseekers. Services to businesses may include human resources consulting, job-candidate screening and customized training for employees. For jobseekers services include resume and interview preparation, job-search coaching and access to educational and training opportunities. NYC Workforce1 Career Centers are located in all 5 boroughs see separate program listings for additional information.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a 300-acre 3.5 million square foot industrial park on the waterfront, currently housing aound 250 small and medium-sized businesses. It offers reasonable rents for prime city real estate ranging from $8 to $20 a square foot, in spaces from 500 to 100,000 square feet. Available spaces are in well-maintained, single and multi-storied buildings with elevator accessibility. Benefits include: self-contained business community with 24-hour security; NY State Empire Zone tax abatements; and an Employment Center to help business find qualified employees.

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.

Workforce1 Career Centers are a one-stop shop for employers and jobseekers. Services to businesses may include human resources consulting, job-candidate screening and customized training for employees. For jobseekers services include resume and interview preparation, job-search coaching and access to educational and training opportunities. NYC Workforce1 Career Centers are located in all 5 boroughs see separate program listings for additional information.

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.

Through its web site, the Department of Labor offers information and services to both employers and job seekers. Employers can post openings for all levels of employees (laborers to executives), which are then available online to job seekers throughout the country. Job seekers can create and maintain their resume, search and apply for jobs.

Southwest Brooklyn IDC's current programs are focused business development in Sunset Park, Red Hook, and Gowanus. We administer the Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Business Zones (IBZ) and the Southwest Brooklyn Empire Zone. For businesses in these areas and those wishing to locate to Southwest Brooklyn it provides free technical and real estate assistance, referrals, an employment service, and an ombudsman program connecting businesses with government agencies and services.

Formerly known as EWVIDCO, Evergreen manages the Greenpoint/Williamsburg and North Brooklyn Industrial Business Zones and the North Brooklyn Empire Zone. Through the NYC Industrial Business Zone (IBZ) program, Evergreen is responsible for meeting the business service needs of more than 10,000 industrial businesses in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg and North Brooklyn Industrial Business Zones and Ombudsman Zones. These businesses depend on Evergreen for free, quick and reliable assistance with tax credits, incentives, financing, real estate and relocation assistance, energy and green issues, workforce needs, and advocacy. Evergreen provides these services in concert with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and community organizations.

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