125th Street Business Improvement District

http://www.125thstreetbid.com/

The 125th Street Business Improvement District maintains the heritage of 125th Street, secures future cultural presentation and production in Harlem, and encourages the revitalization of 125th Street as a premier art, culture and entertainment destination.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

161 Street Business Improvement District

http://161bid.org/

The 161 Street Business Improvement District improves the community for those who live, work, visit and shop on 161th Street in the Bronx by keeping streets clean, promoting commerce and enriching the area through special events and cultural projects.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

165th Street Mall Improvement District

http://165thstreetmall.com/

The 165th Street Mall Improvement Association provides supplemental services designed to enhance the district such as sanitation, promotional, marketing, and more.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

180th Street Business Improvement District

http://www.180thstreetbid.com/

The 180th Street Business Improvement District provides businesses with assistance and support to help them thrive in a competitive economic environment while enhancing the region as a hub for business growth.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

34th Street Partnership

http://www.34thstreet.org

The 34th Street Partnership keeps one of NYC's greatest shopping districts clean, safe and attractive to businesses, workers, and visitors. Offered programs include retail services, sanitation and security departments.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

47th Street Business Improvement District

http://www.diamonddistrict.org/

The 47th St. Business Improvement District makes the Diamond District safer, cleaner and more beautiful for merchants and consumers who work and shop in the Diamond District.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

86th St Bay Ridge Business Improvement District

http://86bid.org/

The 86th Street Business Improvement District (86BID) provides extra services to help improve the district and promotes the general welfare of the people living in, working in, and visiting the neighborhood.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Ariva strives to empower low-wealth New Yorkers with effective tools and resources so they can make informed financial choices and achieve economic stability.

How to use it: Apply online for free legal and financial services.

The Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College was established in fall 2009 and is dedicated to the advancement of inspired and courageous women leaders around the world.

How to use it: Register for workshops and apply to participate in the mentorship program.

Bat Haus Bushwick Coworking

http://www.bathaus.com/

Bat Haus Bushwick Coworking welcomes people and start-ups of wide-ranging disciplines with their rental workspaces. Creativity, after all, is fueled by the cross-pollination of ideas.

How to use it: Visit online to view available workspaces.

Bayside Business Association

http://www.baysideba.com/

The Bayside Business Association (BBA) provides Bayside businesses with a single united voice. The BBA has also been involved with several beautification projects that have benefited the businesses as well as the community.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District

http://bedstuybid.org/

The Bedford-Stuyvesant Gateway is a growing “urban chic”, culturally diverse, eclectic mix of businesses, and home to residents enjoying a rich culture, housed in historic brownstones.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

From our offices in Brooklyn and Staten Island, the BOC Women’s Business Center (WBC) offers business training, one-on-one counseling and financing resources to help women entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

How to use it: Visit online for a full listing of services.

Borough of Manhattan Community College

http://www.bmcc.cuny.edu/j2ee/index.jsp

Borough of Manhattan Community College works with organizations across NYC and beyond, and prepares students from around the globe for degree completion, successful transfer, career achievement, lifelong learning, and civic participation.

How to use it: Visit online for professional studies course listings.

Brighton Beach Business Improvement District

http://www.bidbrightonbeach.com/

The Brighton Beach Business Improvement District (BID) is comprised of property owners, commercial tenants, residents, government officials and civic leaders working together to make Brighton Beach Avenue a better place to live, work, shop and visit.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Bronx Business Bridge Incubator

http://www.lehman.edu/bronx-business-bridge/

Bronx Business Bridge is a startup business incubator offering a full suite of business support services to a select group of startup entrepreneurs and current business owners planning to expand in the Bronx or New York City.

How to use it: Apply online for Bronx Business Bridge's services.

Bronx Chamber of Commerce

http://www.bronxchamber.org/

The Chamber is the principal business, civic and economic development agency for Bronx County as well as a vibrant and active advocate in municipal, state and national business and governmental organizations.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Brooklyn Army Terminal

http://www.bklynarmyterminal.com/

BKLYN Army Terminal offers exceptional amenities that help businesses thrive, including 24/7 security access, on-site management, secure parking, and much more.

How to use it: Visit online for a listing of available workspaces.

As an independent system, Brooklyn Public Library serves the borough's 2.5 million residents, offering thousands of public programs, millions of books and use of more than 1,100 free Internet-accessible computers.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

http://www.ibrooklyn.com/

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is the largest and fastest-growing Chamber of Commerce in New York State. The Chamber was founded in 1918 to promote economic development across the borough and serve as an advocate for its member businesses.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

http://www.ibrooklyn.com/

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce promotes a healthy and robust business environment and to serve as an advocate for member businesses throughout Brooklyn.

How to use it: Visit online for a full listing of services.

Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation

http://www.nycedc.com/project/brooklyn-cultural-district

New York Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has created an ecosystem to develop entrepreneurs across industries and stages of business with access to information, training, and innovative competitions.

How to use it: Join industry specific programs and apply for many other offered sevices.

The Brooklyn FoodWorks seeks to be the premier platform to prototype, launch and grow innovative food businesses. Brooklyn FoodWorks aims to be a catalyst for economic development through holistic support of nascent food entrepreneurs.

How to use it: Become a member online to enroll in classes and the mentorship program.

Brooklyn Kings County Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce, Inc.

http://www.brooklynhcc.org/

BHCC’s services include the Business Incubator Program, processing loans as Technical Assistance Providers; assisting with Minority-and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) certification; and hosting Educational/Networking seminars.

How to use it: Apply online for membership to enroll in the many offered programs and services.

Brooklyn Navy Yard

http://brooklynnavyyard.org

BNYDC's mission is to promote local economic development and job creation, develop underutilized areas and oversee modernization of the Yard’s infrastructure and assets while maintaining its historical integrity.

How to use it: Submit an inquiry form to find available work spaces and development sites.

NYC Business Link is a no-fee employment service that offers wage-subsidy reimbursement to all employers interested in hiring Cash Assistance (CA) recipients.

How to use it: Contact NYC Business Link to sign up for employer services.

Business Mentor NY is a free, easy-to-use social network that allows entrepreneurs and volunteer business mentors to connect so they can solve problems and build businesses together.

How to use it: Create a profile to then reach out to mentors or fellow entrepreneurs.

Business Outreach Center Network

http://www.bocnet.org

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 Newark, NJ.

How to use it: Visit an outreach center to receive business counseling.

BXL Business Incubator

http://bxl.nyc/

BXL Business Incubator (BXL) offers members access to 24/7 work space, digital connectivity, office technology, conference rooms, in-house business, legal and tech support – and a diverse community of entrepreneurs.

How to use it: Apply online for membership to receive services.

CAMBA Small Business Services promotes economic revitalization by providing services specially tailored to the needs of entrepreneurs in Brooklyn (counseling, entrepreneurial training, technical assistance, access to low-income grants, microloans, and more).

How to use it: Visit online for a full listing of services.

Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry

http://www.caribbeantradecenter.com

The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc (CACCI) provides business assistance to small and start-up business owners, in areas of business planning, financing, procurement, certification, expansion, and export/import opportunities.

How to use it: Become a member online to receive services.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association whose membership consists of more than 400 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers.

How to use it: Membership is by invitation only.

Chashama Artist Studios

https://www.chashama.org/

Chashama empowers artists at any stage of their career with affordable space to live, create and present. Chashama annually presents over 130 free, public events to diverse neighborhoods throughout NYC.

How to use it: Apply online for a workspace, be prepared to submit work pieces.

Chhaya Community Development Corporation

http://chhayacdc.org/

Chhaya works with New Yorkers of South Asian origin to advocate for and build economically stable, sustainable, and thriving communities. Chhaya offers free direct services, educational outreach, community organizing, and more.

How to use it: Fill out an intake form for counseling and workshops.

Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation

http://www.chinatownpartnership.org/

Chinatown Partnership brings the community together to improve the neighborhood’s physical environment while preserving the neighborhood's unique culture and ensuring its vitality in the future through strategic positioning.

How to use it: Apply online to enroll in business programs and services.

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association

http://www.ccbanyc.org/

The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association is one of the oldest organizations in Chinatown to promote and support the expansion and progress of Chinese commercial pursuits.

How to use it: Contact the main office for more information.

Church Avenue Business Improvement District

http://www.churchavenue.org/

The Church Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) is a resource for merchants who want to improve, expand, or reposition their businesses. Merchants are invited to attend the large offering of small business development workshops presented by CAMBA Small Business Services program.

How to use it: Call the main office to connect with partners and services.

Fortalecer las capacidades individuales, organizacionales y comunitarias que permitan a la comunidad latina, mexicana y mexico-americana realizar sus aspiraciones de integración plena - cívica, cultural y política - dentro de la sociedad americana.

How to use it: Register online for the leadership and professional development program.

Columbia University - Harlem Small Business Development Center

http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/sbdc/

The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center (CHSBDC) is one of 900 centers across the country that offer free business advice and training provided by qualified small business professionals to existing and future entrepreneurs.

How to use it: Request an appointment online to meet with a business advisor.

Columbus / Amsterdam Business Improvement District

http://columbusamsterdambid.org/

The Columbus/Amsterdam Business Improvement District (BID) was created to increase commercial activity and create a more vital and active business center by providing services and initiating capital improvements.

How to use it: Visit online to contact partners and their services.

Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District

http://www.columbusavenuebid.org/

The Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) is a not-for-profit organization representing merchants and property owners from West 67th to West 82nd Streets.

How to use it: Join the online mailing list for updates on events, vacancies, and programs.

Court - Livingston - Schermerhorn Business Improvement District (CLS BID)

http://downtownbrooklyn.com/about/cls-bid

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is a not-for-profit local development corporation that serves as the primary champion for Downtown Brooklyn as a world-class business, cultural, educational, residential, and retail destination.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Grant Associates screen candidates, create hiring events and offer customized training programs at no cost to employers. Grant Associates partners with government agencies, non-traditional lenders, attorneys, and educational institutions.

How to use it: Submit an inquiry form online to enroll in programs and services.

Downtown Alliance Business Improvement District

http://www.downtownny.com/

Alliance for Downtown New York provides services, advocacy, and research and information to advance Lower Manhattan as a global model of a 21st century Central Business District for businesses, residents and visitors.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Downtown Flushing Transit Hub Business Improvement District

http://www.flushingbid.com/

The Downtown Flushing Transit Hub Business Improvement District (BID) looks for new creative and effective programs to promote the commercial district, while maintaining its commitment to providing efficient and cost-effective services to members.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

DUMBO Business Improvement District

http://dumbo.is/

The DUMBO Improvement District is a partnership of DUMBO's property owners, merchants, businesses and cultural organizations, that provides advocacy, street beautification, neighborhood marketing and programming of public spaces.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

The School of Engineering incubators provides emerging companies guidance, expertise, resources, and community needed to succeed. The incubators are a public-private-academic partnership with support from the government and private sector.

How to use it: Apply online for the incubator program.

DUMBO Startup Lab offers startups, small businesses and freelancers a beautiful open space, a supportive community of innovators, reliable services and flexible membership options that meet the needs of today’s entrepreneurs.

How to use it: Apply online for membership and services.

East Brooklyn Business Improvement District

http://www.eastbrooklynbid.org/

The East Brooklyn Business Improvement District (EBBID) enhances the business environment of the 40 block area and bolsters local economic activity. The EBBID strives to make the area safe, attractive, and a vibrant place to live and do business.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

East Midtown Business Improvement District

http://www.eastmidtown.org/

East Midtown is a microcosm of NYC: active, eclectic, diverse and alive. In this diverse, upscale community, you will find everything you want within just a few blocks: world-class accommodations, fine dining and a wide range of shopping choices.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

El Centro Del Inmigrante

https://elcentronyc.wordpress.com/

El Centro provides opportunities for economic empowerment, community-building and organizing through immigrant & labor advocacy, educational workshops, labor leadership training, emergency intervention for hunger, homelessness and health/safety needs.

How to use it: Visit online for a full listing of services.

Ensemble Coworking Space

http://letsensemble.com/

Ensemble is an easily accessible coworking office space in Midtown Manhattan for startups and established companies. Workspaces include open seating, dedicated office seats, as well as private offices.

How to use it: Call to set up a tour of the workspace options.

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

http://eranyc.com/

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA)’s 4-month program combines hands-on help, seed capital, a co-working location, and an expert leadership team to quickly get companies to the next level.

How to use it: Submit an online application to participate in the ERA program.

Entrepreneur Space is an incubator providing small and start up businesses a commercial kitchen for rent and free or low cost business counseling.

How to use it: Submit an application and call for a tour of avaiable spaces.

At select locations, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy offers workshops and individual assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners.

How to use it: Sign up at select locations for counseling sessions and workshops.

In partnership with SBS, Fast Trac utilizes SBS’s free business courses and workshops in all five boroughs. Courses develop business plans and include guidance on computer-based bookkeeping, marketing, government certifications, and many more.

How to use it: Register online to participate in the many offered courses.

The Fintech Innovation Lab is a 12-week program connecting big thinkers with big business. Businesses benefit from an array of activities and guidance designed to help develop concepts and prepare for success.

How to use it: Submit an online application to participate in the program.

First Growth Network

http://venturecrush.com/fg/

FirstGrowthVC is a NYC-based accelerator. Companies work with community members to learn about fundraising, product/market fit, pacing and development milestones, culture building, customer acquisition and recruitment and retention strategies.

How to use it: Submit an online application to participate in the program.

Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District

http://www.flatbushavebid.com/

Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement District works closely with government officials and agencies to promote policies and regulations that assists businesses and creates activities to promote Flatbush as a great place to shop and to open a business.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Flatbush Nostrand Junction Business Improvement District

http://www.flatbushjunctionbid.com/

The Flatbush Nostrand Junction Business Improvement District (BID), or “The Junction”, is a not-for-profit organization serving as an information source, providing its constituents with business support and access to cost saving programs.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Flatiron / 23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District

http://www.flatirondistrict.nyc/

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District is a nonprofit organization maintaining a clean and safe environment for the district's businesses, residents, and visitors by area-improvement projects and services.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Flushing Chinese Business Association

http://www.fcbainc.org/

The Flushing Chinese Business Association adheres to the needs of the community, fosters commercial and economic development, and serves as the bridge between the local community and government agencies.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Fordham Road Business Improvement District

http://www.fordhamroadbid.org

Fordham Road NYC is managed by the Fordham Road Business Improvement District (BID) and works closely with the city of New York to encourage community and economic engagement.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Fordham University School of Professional and Continuing Studies

http://www.fordham.edu/info/21200/school_of_professional_and_continuing_studies

The Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies’ programs are designed to help individuals move to the next level career wise. Courses include qualifying exam preparation and instruction on new technologies and industry policies.

How to use it: Apply online to enroll in business and certifications courses.

Forest Avenue Business Improvement District

http://www.forestavenuebid.com/

The Forest Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) consists of merchants and property owners choosing to take part in a collaborative effort to improve business by providing services and sponsoring special events.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Founder Institute

https://fi.co/

The Founder Institute is the world’s premier startup launch program for talented entrepreneurs. The comprehensive step-by-step curriculum provides structure, mentor support, and a global network needed to start an enduring company.

How to use it: Submit an online application to participate in the program.

Founder Labs is a 5-week opportunity focused on the first phase of launching a mobile startup.

How to use it: Submit an online application to participate in the program.

Fulton Mall Improvement Association

http://downtownbrooklyn.com/about/fulton-mall

The Fulton Mall Improvement Association (FMIA) is a not-for-profit corporation that works to improve the economic health and quality-of-life on Fulton Street, which welcomes more than 100,000 shoppers a day to its 150+ retail businesses.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Garment District Alliance

http://garmentdistrictnyc.com/

The Garment District Alliance is a not-for-profit corporation and partners with local building owners and businesses to improve the quality of life and economic vitality in this authentic New York neighborhood.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Graham Avenue Business Improvement District

http://grahamavenuebid.net/

The Graham Avenue Business Improvement District supports retail growth by encouraging new stores and restaurants to locate here and expand its customer base from the surrounding communities.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Grameen America, Inc

http://grameenamerica.org/

Grameen America is dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses to create better lives for their families. Grameen America offers microloans, training and support to transform communities and fight poverty in the U.S.

How to use it: Join online to enroll in group training sessions.

The Grand Central Partnership (GCP) manages one of the world’s oldest, busiest, and largest BIDs and delivers supplemental public safety, sanitation, capital improvements, maintenance, horticultural displays, business support, and visitor services.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Grand Street Business Improvement District

http://grandstbklyn.com/

The Grand Street Business Improvement District (BID) works with local neighborhood organizations and nonprofits in order to best serve the community. Its many services provide a clean, safe and inviting place for residents, businesses and shoppers.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

http://www.gjdc.org

Greater Jamaica Development Corporation is a community-building organization that plans, promotes, coordinates, and advances responsible development to revitalize Jamaica and strengthen the region.

How to use it: Contact the office for a full listing of business services.

Green Desk offers affordable and environmentally responsible, month-to-month rental office space, virtual offices and meeting rooms in beautiful unique buildings within prime Brooklyn and Queens locations.

How to use it: Contact Green Desk for available work spaces.

Greenspaces Incubator

http://greenspaces.com/

Green Spaces is an all-inclusive co-working space that provides members the opportunity to connect with other businesses with socially and environmentally conscious values.

How to use it: Join this community online and learn of available workspaces.

Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

http://www.villagechelsea.com/

The Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) serves as the leading voice of business in the community and offers benefits and services including networking opportunities, business and educational seminars, government advocacy, and more.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Grind operates as an innovative coworking platform serving freelancers, entrepreneurs, mobile professionals and fledgling companies who collaborate – working nimbly and independently on their own terms.

How to use it: Join this community online and learn of available workspaces.

Haitian-American Business Network

http://habnet.com/

Haitian-American Business Network (HABNET) is a chamber of commerce promoting higher business standards and better business methods, supporting entrepreneurship, and fostering trade and commerce with the Haitian Diaspora community.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Harlem Biospace (Hb) is a biotech incubator providing up to 24 competitively-selected, early-stage life science companies access to affordable wet lab, microbench space, specialized laboratory equipment, mentorship, business support, and programming.

How to use it: Apply for membership online.

Harlem Business Alliance

http://www.hbany.org/

Harlem Business Alliance (HBA) serves as an advocate for the preservation and retention of Harlem's business community.

How to use it: Visit online for a full listing of services.

The Hatchery is a venture collaboration forum, building a community of entrepreneurs, emerging companies, and investors, via its events, advisory services, and incubator.

How to use it: Visit the website to learn more about events and programs.

Hostos College (CUNY)

http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/

Hostos Community College’s Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development engage employers by assisting with the development and implementation of customized training programs for individual companies and organizations.

How to use it: Contact the office of Workforce Development to enroll in services.

Hot Bread Kitchen Incubates

https://hotbreadkitchen.org/incubates/

Hot Bread Kitchen Incubates is a shared commercial kitchen and business support program. HBK Incubates allows entrepreneurs to avoid financial pitfalls and focus on growing their business in a community of entrepreneurs.

How to use it: Become a member online and request a facility tour.

HUB / 3rd Avenue Business Improvement District

http://www.shopthehub.com/

HUB / 3rd Avenue BID provides supplemental security and sanitation services and promotions, to provide a safe, clean shopping environment and attract shoppers to the area where they can find a variety of quality merchandise at discount prices.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Hunter College (CUNY)

http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/ce/

Continuing Education Programs at Hunter College (CEP) serves as the non-credit educational arm of Hunter College, of the City University of New York. CEP meets the professional, academic and cultural needs of our rapidly changing global community.

How to use it: Register online to enroll in courses and programs.

Impact Hub NYC

https://nyc.impacthub.net/
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Impact Hub NYC is a coworking & events space for a membership community of professionals taking action to drive social innovation.

How to use it: Impact Hub NYC is a coworking & events space for a membership community of professionals taking action to drive social innovation.

Industry City is a 6 million square-foot 21st Century innovation and manufacturing district that is situated on the waterfront in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Industry City offers a variety of manufacturing workspaces.

How to use it: Contact Industry City for info on available workspaces and community events.

Jackson Heights Bangladeshi Business Association

http://www.jbbany.com/

The Jackson Heights Bangladeshi Business Association operates as a coordinating body of the Bangladeshi Businessmen of Jackson Heights, New York, for nurturing solidarity, cooperation, discipline and fraternity among them.

How to use it: Apply for membership online.

Jamaica Center is the proud home of 37 national and regional retailers, several major cultural and educational institutions as well as City, State and Federal Offices, supported by the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Jerome - Gun Hill Business Improvement District

http://www.jeromegunhillbid.org/

The Jerome-Gun Hill Business Improvement District (JGHBID) gives support to over 200 businesses and contributes to a safe, enjoyable, accessible shopping zone that keeps residents buying in the neighborhood and keeps local merchants in operation.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

John Jay College (CUNY)

http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/

John Jay College is a community of motivated and intellectually committed individuals who explore justice in its many dimensions. John Jay’s academic programs balance the sciences, humanities and the arts with professional studies.

How to use it: Enroll online in the offered certification programs.

Kingsborough Community College's Office of Continuing Education serves the diverse needs of the community with courses designed by learning experts and taught by industry professionals.

How to use it: Register online to enroll in programs.

Kingsbridge Business Improvement District

http://kingsbridgebid.nyc/

The Kingsbridge Business Improvement District (BID) provides supplemental services in area maintenance and beautification, which involves daily sidewalk and street sweeping, emptying of trash baskets and monthly graffiti removal.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Kings Highway Business Improvement District

http://www.kingshighwaybid.org/

One of Brooklyn's premier shopping districts, the Kings Highway BID serves 225 businesses on 25 blocks between Ocean Avenue and Ocean Parkway, including part of Quentin Road, from Coney Island Avenue to East 13th Street.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Kiva Zip empowers small business owners with 0% interest loans, crowdfunded by a community of supporters

How to use it: Apply for a loan online.

Ladies Who Launch provides free business advice and resources online to help prospective entrepreneurs start their businesses.

How to use it: Visit online for advice and resources.

LaGuardia College Small Business Development Center

http://www.laguardia.edu/ace/sbdc.aspx

The LaGuardia Small Business Development Center provides entrepreneurs with free, one-on-one professional counseling for existing and start-up businesses in a variety of languages.

How to use it: Apply online to take courses and receive counseling.

Latinas en New York (LENY)

http://latinasenny.com/

Latinas en New York (LENY) is a digitally designed, innovative, community support platform. LENY harnesses the power of the web and social media technologies to support, connect, and promote small business owners & minority women entrepreneurs.

How to use it: To join the LENY community visit online and join the Facebook conversation.

Law Help New York

http://www.lawhelpny.org/

Law Help New York works with all sorts of New Yorkers to address difficult legal problems that have significant consequences for them and for their families.

How to use it: Call or visit the website for free legal assistance.

Lawyers Alliance for New York

http://www.lawyersalliance.org/

Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods.

How to use it: Register online to enroll in workshops.

Legal Aid Society

http://www.legal-aid.org/

The Legal Aid Society is a private, not-for-profit legal services organization providing quality legal representation to low-income New Yorkers. It is dedicated to the belief that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty.

How to use it: Please call for info on how to access the offered services.

Legal Services NYC fights poverty and seeks racial, social, and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers. Our neighborhood-based offices and outreach sites across all five boroughs help more than 80,000 New Yorkers annually.

How to use it: Call the hotline number to receive legal assistance.

Lincoln Square Business Improvement District

http://www.lincolnbid.org/

The Lincoln Square BID provides services critical to a vibrant neighborhood and business atmosphere—security, supplemental sanitation and area maintenance, beautification/public improvements, advocacy and raising the District’s visibility.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Made in NY Media Center

http://nymediacenter.com/

Made in NY Media Center is a collaborative workspace dedicated to supporting and connecting the next generation of media + tech entrepreneurs, innovators and artists by providing industry resources, events, mentorship and educational opportunities.

How to use it: Apply for membership online to partake in the many services.

Madison Avenue Business Improvement District

http://madisonavenuebid.org/

The Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) was formed by a partnership of property owners, merchants, residents and elected officials, with the fundamental goal of enhancing the quality of life for the community and its visitors.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Make the Road New York

http://www.maketheroad.org/

Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.

How to use it: Call an office closest to you for more information.

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

http://www.manhattancc.org/

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC) is a vibrant business membership organization comprised of a cross section of 15,000 business members and subscribers ranging from sole proprietors to large corporations and multi-national firms.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Manhattan College (CUNY)

https://manhattan.edu/

Manhattan College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) offers results-oriented programs that provide small group classes. Our flexible class schedules and blended approach to education combines classroom and online learning.

How to use it: Apply online to enroll in a continuing education program.

Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/immigrants/index.page

The Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) promotes the well-being of immigrant communities.

How to use it: Visit online for a full listing of services.

MetroTech Business Improvement District

http://downtownbrooklyn.com/about/metrotech-bid

The MetroTech Business Improvement District (MTBID) works to further the revitalization of the 16-acre MetroTech Center, bounded by Jay Street, Johnson Street, Flatbush Avenue, and Myrtle Avenue.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

MFY Legal Services

http://www.mfy.org/

MFY provides free legal assistance to residents of NYC, especially the vulnerable and under-served, on a wide range of civil legal issues, and works to end the root causes of inequities through impact litigation, law reform and policy advocacy.

How to use it: Call to learn how to access MFY's services.

Montague Street Business Improvement District

http://montaguebid.com/

The Montague Street Business Improvement District serves more than 100 businesses, and aims to improve all aspects of the District, from beautifying the public realm to supporting our local and national retailers.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Myrtle Avenue (Brooklyn) Business Improvement District

http://myrtleavenue.org/

The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Business Improvement District (BID) assists the small businesses located along the Avenue and improve the quality of life of the surrounding neighborhoods.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Myrtle Avenue (Queens) Business Improvement District

http://ridgewood-ny.com/

The Myrtle Avenue (Queens) Business Improvement District (BID) provides services and programs, and helps to make Myrtle Avenue a great place to shop and do business by keeping the streets clean, safe, green and lively with programs and events.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

New York City College of Technology Small Business Development Center

http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/adminfinance/businessOffice/bo_sbdc.shtml

New York City College of Technology Small Business Development Center is staffed by professionals who, via one-on-one counseling or workshops, offer a variety of free useful services to new and existing businesses.

How to use it: Contact the office to participate in services

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)

http://www.nycedc.com/

NYCEDC is the City’s primary engine for economic development, charged with leveraging the City’s assets to drive growth, create jobs, and improve quality of life.

How to use it: Visit online for a full list of services.

New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

http://www.nychcc.com/

The New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NYCHCC) is a membership organization whose mission is to promote economic development for Hispanic Businesses in New York through networking events and seminars.

How to use it: Become a member online to engage with community services.

New York Digital Health Accelerator

http://digitalhealthaccelerator.com/

The New York Digital Health Accelerator is a program run for early- and growth-stage digital health companies that are developing cutting edge technology products in care coordination, patient engagement, and workflow improvement.

How to use it: Apply online to participate in the program.

New York Public Library Small Business Resource Center

http://www.nypl.org/help/services/smallbiz

The New York Public Library's Small Business Resource Center links business owners to events, information, and tools to help growing businesses.

How to use it: Visit online for a listing of services and events

New York Women's Chamber of Commerce

http://nywcc.org/

The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce (NYWCC) is dedicated to assisting women and other disadvantaged minorities achieve success and economic independence through small business, micro-enterprise ownership and self-employment.

How to use it: Become a member online for free to partake in the offered services.

New York Women's Foundation

http://www.nywf.org/

The New York Women’s Foundation is a cross-cultural alliance of women catalyzing partnerships and leveraging human and financial capital to achieve sustained economic security and justice for women and girls.

How to use it: Visit online to attend an upcoming event.

NoHo Business Improvement District

http://noho.bid/

The NoHo Business Improvement District (BID) is a non-profit organization of property owners, businesses, residents, and government officials working to improve NoHo’s quality of life and promote its economic and cultural vitality.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

North Flatbush Business Improvement District

http://nfbid.com/

The North Flatbush Avenue BID provides street sweeping services, graffiti removal services, business promotions and advertisements, and advocates for the street and sidewalk improvements to support the economic vitality of the area.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

NYC Business Acceleration (NYCBA) is a service of the City of New York for food and beverage, industrial and retail businesses that assist in expanding, operating smoothly and with few challenges, and recovering from disasters.

How to use it: Schedule a visit online for consultation.

NYC Business Solutions Bronx Center is a set of free services offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services to help businesses start, operate and expand in New York City.

How to use it: Visit online for services geared toward small businesses.

NYC Business Solutions Brooklyn Center

http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/nycbiz/html/about/about.shtml

NYC Business Solutions Brooklyn Center is a set of free services offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services to help businesses start, operate and expand in New York City.

How to use it: Visit online for services geared toward small businesses.

NYC Business Solutions Lower Manhattan Center

http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/nycbiz/html/about/about.shtml

NYC Business Solutions Lower Manhattan Center is a set of free services offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services to help businesses start, operate and expand in New York City.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

NYC Business Solutions Queens Center is a set of free services offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services to help businesses start, operate and expand in New York City.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

NYC Business Solutions Staten Island Center

http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/nycbiz/html/about/about.shtml

NYC Business Solutions Staten Island Center is a set of free services offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services to help businesses start, operate and expand in New York City.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

NYC Business Solutions Upper Manhattan Center

http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/nycbiz/html/about/about.shtml

NYC Business Solutions Upper Manhattan Center is a set of free services offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services to help businesses start, operate and expand in New York City.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)

http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/index.page

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is a consumer protection agency that licenses 80,000 businesses across 55 different industries, inspects businesses, mediates consumer complaints, and helps New Yorkers manage and protect their money.

How to use it: Visit online for services or call to receive financial advising.

NYC Department of Small Business Services

http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/html/home/home.shtml

NYC Business Solutions is a set of free services offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services to help businesses start, operate and expand in New York City.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Park Slope 5th Avenue Business Improvement District

http://parkslopefifthavenuebid.com/

Park Slope 5th Avenue Business Improvement District represents a formal organization made up of property owners and commercial tenants who are dedicated to promoting business development and improving the area's quality of life.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Pitkin Avenue Business Improvement District

http://www.pitkinbid.org/

The Pitkin Avenue Business Improvement District delivers services to our many merchants and owners and has a meaningful impact on our community by improving its quality of life.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Queensborough College (CUNY)

http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/about/index.html

The Office of Pre-College, Continuing Education, and Workforce Development offers myriad of programs for the community as part of its mission for learning for a lifetime.

How to use it: Register online to enroll in a professional studies courses.

Queens Chamber of Commerce

http://www.queenschamber.org/

Queens Chamber of Commerce offers a number of services to the borough's business community. Services provide info and advice helpful to businesses, as well as opportunities for businesses and groups to meet in Queens.

How to use it: Join online for membership.

Queens College strives to prepare students to become leading citizens of an increasingly global society. Queens Colleges offers a range of programs under the Professional and Continuing Studies division.

How to use it: Register online to enroll in a professional studies program.

Queens Economic Development Corporation

https://www.queensny.org/

Queens Economic Development Corporation provides services for businesses and neighborhood development.

How to use it: Visit online for a full list of instructions to apply.

Queens Public Library

http://www.queenslibrary.org/

At select locations, the Job & Business Academy offers workshops and individual assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners.

How to use it: Visit the online calendar for a listing of workshops and their locations.

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation

http://www.renaissance-ny.org/

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation provides direct financing and technical assistance services to entrepreneurs throughout NYC with a focus on low-income and immigrant neighborhoods.

How to use it: Register online to participate in the entrepreneurial program.

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

http://rocny.org/contact/

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United is a not-for-profit organization and worker center with affiliates across the US. Originally established in NYC, ROC United aims to improve wages and working conditions for restaurant workers.

How to use it: Become a member online for updates on classes and events.

Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation

http://www.rdrc.org/

Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation acts as the catalyst for the Rockaway’s revitalization by implementing community development activities that remove barriers to economic growth, stimulate the local economy and create jobs.

How to use it: Schedule an appointment to participate in the offered services.

Savor the Success is a virtual business school, community center, and wellness lifestyle hub for women entrepreneurs, makers and creators.

How to use it: Become a member online to participate in the many offered services.

SCORE New York City provides free and confidential business counseling to overcome entrepreneurial challenges.

How to use it: Register online for coaching, business advice, and start-up support.

SheWorx is a global collective of ambitious female entrepreneurs and changemakers redefining leadership. SheWorx’s premier network is for women serious about learning actionable strategies and developing relationships to accelerate their businesses

How to use it: Apply for membership and visit online for upcoming SheWorx events.

Small Business Association (SBA) - NY District Office

https://www.sba.gov/

The Small Business Administration consists of an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, providing services to helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.

How to use it: Visit online for a full list of the many services and respective locations.

South Bronx Business Incubator

http://sunshineny.com/bronx

South Bronx Business Incubator is a joint venture between the NYCEDC and Sunshine Suites, designed to bring entrepreneurs to the south Bronx.

How to use it: Submit an online form to reserve a suite.

South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO)

www.sobro.org
South Bronx

SoBRO strengthens commercial and industrial corridors in the Bronx and assists new and existing businesses to start and grow. Through vast services that address comprehensive business needs, SoBRO has become a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs.

How to use it: Visit online for community events & business services or call 718-292-3113

Southern Boulevard Business Improvement District

http://www.southernblvdbid.com

The Southern Boulevard Business Improvement District (BID) fills the vital needs of this business and neighborhood community with programs and services to help attract and retain new shoppers as well as to beautify and secure the shopping district.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation

http://www.sbidc.org/

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corp is a local organization promoting economic development by serving small businesses and residents of the Sunset Park, Red Hook and Gowanus neighborhoods in Brooklyn, New York.

How to use it: Become a member online to participate in the offered services.

Start Small Think Big, Inc.

http://startsmallthinkbig.org/

Start Small Think Big provides free small business legal assistance and financial consulting to qualified entrepreneurs and small business owners.

How to use it: Apply online for financial and legal assistance.

StartUp Health Academy

https://www.startuphealth.com/

StartUp Health is a global organization leading the movement to transform health. StartUp Health’s network spans 12 countries, over 30,000 innovators, industry leaders and investors committed to supporting entrepreneurs reimagining health and wellness.

How to use it: Apply online for the StartUp Health Academy.

Staten Island Chamber of Commerce

http://www.sichamber.com/

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce provides business referrals daily, networking opportunities, legislative involvement, community and media access and a "Help Desk" hotline.

How to use it: Visit online to become a member of the chamber.

Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC)

http://siedc.org/

SIEDC serves as the lead advocates for economic development of Staten Island. SIEDC’s mission is to enhance Staten Island’s economy by promoting public and private investment, and encouraging responsible and sustainable development.

How to use it: Visit online for a full listing of services.

Staten Island MakerSpace

http://www.makerspace.nyc/

Staten Island MakerSpace is a non-profit, STEAM education and community innovation center offering low-cost access to individuals and groups to the tools, equipment, and resources in our 6000 square foot facility.

How to use it: Become a member online and schedule a tour of available units.

Staten Island Small Business Development Center

www.sisbdc.org

The New York SBDC provides customized solutions through advisement, education, research and advocacy for entrepreneurs, innovators and the small and medium enterprise community at their Staten Island location, and by appointment in a Brooklyn satellite office.

How to use it: Visit online for a full listing of services and locations

State University of NY Downstate Medical Center Biotechnology Incubator

http://research.downstate.edu/biotech/plan.htm

Biotechnology Incubator offers wet laboratory / office space and access to a wide range of university resources. This site is ideal for small companies that prefer the close proximity to the university community and everything it has to offer.

How to use it: Apply online to participate in the incubator program.

Steinway Street Business Improvement District

http://steinwaystreet.nyc/

The Steinway Astoria Partnership, a BID, works to ensure the district’s vitality and reputation as a friendly neighborhood street with a worldly selection of merchandise by providing maintenance and security services and seasonal promotions.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Sunnyside Business Improvement District

http://www.sunnysideshines.org/

Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District enhances Sunnyside's commercial district on Queens Boulevard and Greenpoint Avenue. The BID’s services range from marketing the district to keeping the sidewalks clean, and has initiatives such as beatification.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Sunset Park / 5th Avenue Business Improvement District

http://www.sunsetparkbid.org/

The Sunset Park BID revitalizes the 5th Avenue shopping corridor and enhances the quality of life for the Sunset Park community. The BID provides supplemental services and hosts events bringing together the businesses and customers.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Sunshine Suites is a dynamic group of 2,000+ entrepreneurs and independent professionals from diverse industries collaborating across multiple Sunshine Suites facilities.

How to use it: Submit an online form to reserve a suite.

The Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District promotes retail and sanitation services, protects the community with the local police precinct, and enhances Sutphin Blvd. through festive holiday lighting and façade improvement projects.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

TechSpace provides amazing office space to entrepreneurs, start-ups, venture capital-backed companies, small to mid-sized businesses and out of the box thinkers.

How to use it: Contact a TechSpace near you to schedule a tour.

Techstars is a global ecosystem of founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners working together to create a network of support for entrepreneurs. Techstars has accelerator programs, as well as start-up programs.

How to use it: Apply to a Techstars NYC program online.

The Yard is New York City's premiere luxury office space collective offering private offices, coworking, and innovative amenities for growing businesses.

How to use it: Become a member online and schedule a tour of available units.

Times Square Business Improvement District

http://www.timessquarenyc.org

The Times Square Alliance, founded in 1992, works to improve and promote Times Square - cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life for over a century.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Tory Burch Foundation supports the empowerment of women entrepreneurs through developed programs and initiatives that invest in the success and sustainability of women-owned small businesses.

How to use it: Submit an online application to enroll a program.

Union Settlement Association is an on-the-ground resource for East Harlem residents of all ages, and a passionate advocate for the needs of underserved communities. The Business Development Center offers business and technology education.

How to use it: Visit online for a full course listing.

Union Square Partnership

http://unionsquarenyc.org/

The Union Square Partnership is a community-based non-profit organization working to ensure the best possible neighborhood for its residents, businesses and visitors.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

United Women in Business

http://uwibfoundation.org/

The United Women in Business Foundation (UWIB) is a non-profit organization devoted to the professional development and education for women across all industries.

How to use it: Become a member of UWIB online.

The Urban Future Lab (UFL) is NYC’s hub for smart cities, smart grid and clean energy. UFL hosts several programs focused on educational, policy and market solutions to the issues of sustainability and is in partnership with NYCEDC.

How to use it: Apply online for UFL's programs.

Urban Justice Center / Street Vendor Project

http://streetvendor.org/

The Street Vendor Project is a membership-based project with more than 1,800 active vendor members who are working together to create a vendors’ movement for permanent change.

How to use it: Visit online to inquire about vendor responsibilities, volunteer, or donate.

The Varick Street Incubator is a public-private partnership with NYC tasked with creating an incubation program to increase the success rate of new ventures and generate economic impact.

How to use it: Submit an online application for the incubator program.

Village Alliance Business Improvement District

http://villagealliance.org/

The Village Alliance works with area residents, businesses, cultural and academic institutions to ensure the district continues to grow and succeed.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

As a business advisory firm, WAMVentures provides business development, capital raising guidance & strategic partnership services primarily for women & diverse business leaders.

How to use it: Submit an application online to participate in a program.

Washington Heights Business Improvement District

http://whbid181.org/

The Washington Heights Business Improvement District supports 250 commercial storefronts and collaborates with City agencies and local constituents such as elected officials, business, property owners and residents to enhance the district.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

WeWork offers coworking spaces and special membership in a variety of locations and aims to create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living.

How to use it: Become a member online and schedule a tour of available units.

White Plains Road Business Improvement District

http://www.pelhamparkway.com/

The White Plains Road District Management Association (WPRDMA) is a not-for-profit community economic development organization maintaining and enhancing business conditions in a four-block area in the Bronx with over 100 stores.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Women Builders Council

http://www.wbcnyc.org/

Women Builders Council (WBC) is the leading association representing women in the construction industry on several important fronts: legislative advocacy, new business development and professional development with a special focus on leadership.

How to use it: Become a member online and visit the calendar of events.

Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals Network

http://www.meetup.com/wepn-com/

Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals Network is a forum for success-minded, positive women entrepreneurs and professionals from various career backgrounds to connect at stylish and trendy venues to share ideas and tools for success.

How to use it: Become a member online and attend the next round table discussion.

Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDCo)

http://www.whedco.org/

The Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) is a community development organization that empowers low-income New Yorkers to create their own economic opportunities by starting small businesses.

How to use it: Visit online for a full listing of services and contact information.

Women's Venture Fund

http://womensventurefund.org/

Founded in 1994, The Women’s Venture Fund (WVF) is a nonprofit organization that helps women to establish thriving businesses in urban communities with funding and business development programs.

How to use it: Visit online for the next program's date and location.

Woodhaven Business Improvement District

http://www.woodhavenbid.com/

The Woodhaven Business Improvement District consists of property owners, business investors, and community leaders expanding and actively encouraging the full retail and commercial development of Woodhaven's Jamaica Avenue.

How to use it: Visit online for community events and local business services.

Workforce1 is a service provided by the NYC Department of Small Business Services that prepares and connects qualified candidates to job opportunities in New York City.

How to use it: Visit online for job postings, register for services, and enroll in courses.

York College (CUNY)

https://www.york.cuny.edu/

York College hosts an Empire State Development START-UP NY site, which enables new or existing companies to apply to NY to participate in START-UP NY. If accepted, they can then apply to York College to participate in the College’s Campus Plan.

How to use it: Speak to a START-UP NY representative at York College.