Resources

The Business Outreach Center (BOC) Network is a micro-enterprise/small business development organization with over a decade-long record of delivering customized business services to under-served entrepreneurs in New York City and, more recently, in Newark, New Jersey, as well as capacity-building services to organizations establishing and operating community and micro-enterprise development programs.

The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) makes it easier for businesses in New York City to form, do business, and grow by providing direct assistance to business owners, fostering neighborhood development in commercial districts, and linking employers to a skilled and qualified workforce.

The U.S. Small Business Administration, provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. With a portfolio of business loans, loan guarantees and disaster loans worth more than $45 billion, in addition to a large venture capital portfolio, SBA is the nation’s largest single financial backer of small

smallbiz.nypl.org - Event calendar of small business seminars in NYC, videos of business seminars with audio versions for MP3 players, archived online Forums on business topics, dynamic small business FAQ’s, links to Business Forms to help you start and run your business.

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is a general, one stop shopping for a variety of business assistance resources from financing programs to real estate opportunities and more. If you do business in NYC, or want to set up a New York City office, nycedc.com is a useful resource for your business. The site provides a list of nearly 60 business incentives that can help your business grow, including financing options, tax benefits and cost-saving energy programs.

The Empire State Development Corporation is New York State’s economic development agency. It aims to encourage economic investment and prosperity in New York State by helping to start companies in the state, relocate them from elsewhere, expand already existing operations, and to compete more effectively and profitably in the domestic and global marketplace.

The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly. We are guided on this mission by our strong and capable workforce, our readiness to innovate, and our abiding commitment to our customers.

The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) provides grants for infrastructure development, local capacity building, and business development to help communities alleviate conditions of substantial and persistent unemployment and underemployment in economically distressed areas and regions.