WE NYC is an initiative based out of the NYC Department of Small Business Services, that is dedicated to helping women start and grow their business. WE NYC offers a range of tailored business services including networking events, business courses, and mentorship sessions.

Small Business Development Center at Pace University

The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides in-depth and confidential one-on-one business advisement, training, and research in areas such as financing, marketing and procurement to help entrepreneurs grow or launch their business. Housed within the Lubin School of Business, the Pace SBDC is part of a statewide network and combines the resources of Pace University, the private sector, and government to enable small businesses to reach their full potential, all at no cost to our small business clients.

United States Small Business Administration

The SBA provides financial assistance for new or existing programs, free counseling, and assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, women, and veterans. SBA regularly hosts events, workshops, and trainings on topics ranging from marketing to intellectual property rights.


SCORE NYC is a volunteer organization which provides a great deal of services designed to help small businesses. These services, most of which are FREE, are geared to both new businesses just starting our and existing businesses looking to grow. SCORE NYC’s services include FREE mentoring by highly experienced volunteers who can help with marketing, business plans, financial reviews, social media strategies, to name a few. SCORE NYC offers over 150 workshops covering a broad base of different subject areas. Their counselors can also help entrepreneurs prepare to apply for loans.

Empire State Development Corporation

The Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) under the guidance of New York State government promotes economic growth through business investment and job creation. The ESDC offers tax-based incentives, operation support programs, loans and funding, and innovation development initiatives to businesses in a wide variety of industries,
including manufacturing, distribution, and transportation.

Business Outreach Center Network

The Business Outreach Center Network (BOC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides free business services to entrepreneurs in all five boroughs, resources are available for start-ups in all stages of development ranging from a business plan to a business loan to get started.

Business Center for New Americans

The Business Center for New Americans (BCNA) helps New Yorkers achieve financial independence and home ownership through workshops about obtaining microloans, developing business management skills, understanding everyday cash management, and more.

Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation

The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC), the economic development branch of the Office of the Bronx Borough President, helps businesses relocate and expand, recruit employees, access federal, state, and municipal benefits, implement energy-reduction projects, and more.


Ariva empowers low-income micro-entrepreneurs in New York to establish and build credit through workshops and one-on-one financial counseling sessions with certified advisors. Services are available in Spanish, English, and French at various locations in the Bronx and throughout New York City.

Start Small Think Big

Start Small Think Big helps low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs build and sustain thriving businesses in order to increase their personal financial security and stimulate economic activity in underserved New York City communities. They provide legal services on topics such as corporate risk assessment, entity formation, taxes, commercial leases, etc. They provide financial assistance related to financial management, bookkeeping, financial statements, projections and planning, and financing options.