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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.

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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Medgar Evers College’s School of Professional and Community Development, Adult and Continuing Education Program [ACE] offers a broad spectrum of business related educational and career acceleration learning experiences and certificate programs. Visit ACE’s website for more detail about their programs and services.

 

Midwood Development's Project Sweep offers commercial and residential cleaning as well as sanitation maintenance for street fairs, commercial strips, and Business Improvement Districts. There is a fee for service. MDC also can provide workers for office maintenance and light clerical work. The MDC may also be reached at 718-859-3011.

The Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Program connects businesses owned by minorities and/or women with opportunities to sell their products and services to New York City agencies. The program's goal is to promote fairness and equity in City procurement processes by providing services designed to strengthen the ability of certified M/WBEs to increase their capacity and effectively contribute to the City's economy.  Companies that become certified obtain greater access to and information about contracting opportunities, receive technical assistance to better compete for those opportunities, and benefit from inclusion in the City’s Online Directory of Certified Businesses.  The program also provides certified firms access to opportunities to participate in educational workshops and networking events, and an invitation to SBS’ Annual Procurement Fair.

SBS also welcomes all companies, regardless of M/WBE status, to learn more about government procurement processes through our Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). The PTAC assists businesses by providing guidance and direction on government vendor enrollment systems, identifying appropriate small business certifications, finding the right contracting opportunities, and responding to government contracting opportunities.

The Minority and Women Revolving Loan Program is a program designed to financially assist small business owners who operate or own businesses in Crown Heights, or Central Brooklyn. Funded by the New York Empire State Development Corporation, services are available to minority and women business owners who have existing businesses or are starting new businesses. Loans are available from $2,000 up to $50,000 at an affordable interest rate with reasonable terms.

This loan program is open to minority and women-owned businesses with sales not exceeding $10 million and located in Southeast Queens. Loans range from $10,000. to $300,000. for working capital and $10,000. to $300,000. for fixed assets. There is a $100 application fee, 1% commitment fee, and closing costs. Telephone: (718) 291-0282 ext. 139.

ODA’s Minority Business Center helps businesses become certified as Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) with Federal, State, and Municipal governmental entities. Their specialized certification assistance enables you to navigate the process quickly and easily. Contact ODA to take advantage of their Free Express Registration as a Minority Business with the US Department of Commerce, and let them help you access new opportunities as a government contractor. ODA’s access to resources and databases of the US Department of Commerce enables them to identify contract opportunities for minority businesses. Depending on a clients’ field, ODA will assist you by registering your business in the specific industry category, as well as with solicitation analysis and guidance with proposal preparation.

Moore Street Market is one of Brooklyn’s oldest indoor markets serving East Williamsburg and the surrounding neighborhoods for close to 70 years.  Formerly managed by the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation the 15,000 square foot Market in the Graham Avenue shopping district is one of four markets around the City administered by the NYCEDC. The Market offers events throughout the year such as seminars for small businesses, cooking classes, and holiday celebrations.  Moore Street Market provides a nurturing environment that facilitates small business growth, and the creation and retention of job opportunities. Visit the Market’s website for a Market Merchant application form. 

The National Association of Women Business Owners of New York City (NAWBO-NYC)

NEXCO is an international trade association that sponsors monthly seminars and webinars that provide pertinent and timely information to importers, exporters, freight forwarders, bankers, attorneys, accountants, and any other professional engaged in global trade. NEXCO members have interests in insurance, international banking, freight forwarding, trade law, customs brokerage, trade software and e-commerce. They are large and small, American, foreign and multinational.

NMBC is a networking and referral organization for small women- and minority-owned businesses. It is dedicated to providing business assistance, educational opportunities, seminars, purchasing exchanges, mentoring, business listings, and related services to businesses throughout the tri-sate area and across the nation. Members are listed in a directory that is sent to corporate and government purchasing agents. NMBC also offers general technical assistance and networking events to its members. Annual membership is $375. NMBC is currently offering on a quarterly basis an Entrepreneurial Boot Camp specifically designed for individuals transitioning from employee to entrepreneur and for new entrepreneurs who have been in business less than two (2) years. For further information on the Entrepreneurial Boot Camp and to fill an Application Form for participation, please visit the NMBC Web site: www.nmbc.org.

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