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Business Center for New Americans

The Business Center for New Americans (BCNA) is proud to help New Yorkers on their path towards the American Dream of financial independence and home ownership by providing the information, know-how, as well as the on-the-ground support they need to thrive financially. BCNA helps its clients and workshop attendees:

  • Obtain microloans to start or expand a business
  • Learn business management skills
  • Understand personal finance and everyday cash management
  • Establish and contribute to a savings account
  • Purchase a first home or apartment with the help of special government programs

Energy Savings Programs

Con Edison Green Team and NYSERDA both provide free energy efficiency surveys and financial incentives for small businesses who want to reduce energy consumption, increase energy efficiency, and save money on monthly utility bills.

Queens Economic Development Corporation

QEDC offers several programs, including the New Venture Program and the Business Blueprint Series, which help entrepreneurs and established business owners develop and/or refresh their business plan. For more information, please check out QEDC.

Queens Chamber of Commerce

The Queens Chamber of Commerce hosts regular workshops and seminars on essential topics geared specifically toward the small business owner and operator (e.g. health insurance, workplace law, social media marketing, etc.) To view the calendar of events, please visit the Queens Chamber of Commerce.

Queens Business Outreach Center

The 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 including Queens. If you are the owner of a small business, or are thinking of starting a new business, take advantage of the valuable free services and information offered by Queens BOC. To learn more about their programs call 718-205-3773 or visit www.qboc.org

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation

The Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (Renaissance) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial and technical assistance services to entrepreneurs throughout New York City. Renaissance focuses on low-income, immigrant neighborhoods where the barriers of language, culture and conventional loan underwriting have stymied the growth of small businesses. Renaissance’s lending activities are guided by a commitment to increase business opportunities for low-income, minority, women, and immigrant entrepreneurs.

NYC Business Acceleration

NYCBA is a free. one-stop shop service to help entrepreneurs and business owners navigate government requirements when they open or during operation. NYCBA will make it easier and quicker for you to start, operate, or expand your business as well as provide assistance during emergencies.

NYC Small Business Services

The New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) offers technical, legal, and financial assistance to help you open, operate, and expand your business. Their Business Solutions program can help with everything from workforce hiring and training to Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) certification.

NYC Health Insurance Link

NYC Health Insurance Link is an interactive, online resource that helps City residents and small businesses in search of health insurance. Built by OCHIA in collaboration with HRA’s Management Information System and Communications divisions, NYC Health Insurance Link provides New Yorkers with information to help them make prudent, cost-effective decisions about their health insurance coverage.

NYC BID Association

The NYC BID Association is a non-profit organization formed in 1995 whose mission is to share best practices, advocate on important issues, and support the work of BIDs citywide. Overview of NYC Business Improvement Districts (English)

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