4 Top Tips for Free Business Resources in NYC

Following are four tips for free resources for any stage of businesses. Access to information financial, technical, management, legal, insurance, etc. is an ongoing process. If you have questions about professional services, the following organizations are available to assist you.

    1. SBS: NYC Department of Small Business Services
      What they offer: One-on-one counseling as well as numerous workshops are available to assist NYC businesses navigate government regulations, find business courses, review legal contracts and leases, seek financial assistance, offer ways to sell to government, and much more.
      Where to start: First review the services and make an appoinment–located throughout the five boroughs.


    1. Business Libraries What They Offer: You must make time to visit your local business library. There is access to databases and industry reports that require only your library card. You still have your library card I hope : ) Plan on taking a tour to learn about all the offerings.
      Sience, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) : Now available: Financial Literacy Central get free sessions with a FInancial advisor. And, visit NYC Small Business Resource Center.

Brooklyn Business Library provides business resources and workshops for businesses.
Queens Business Library


    1. SCORE: Counselors to America’s Small Business
      What they offer: SCORE provides free one-on-one counseling and mentoring. You will be connected with a specialist in the area where you are seeking assistance. Additionally, SCORE offers many online business tools and free workshops. There is a SCORE office at SIBL–if you make an appointment to meet with a counselor take a tour of the business reference materials as well.


  1. Local Economic Development Centers
    What they offer: These are non-profit centers designed to promote the economic growth and development of specific areas around the five boroughs through various incentive programs designed to facilitate access to capital, affordable workspace, support for innovation and marketing opportunities.
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