Resources are grouped into the following categories:
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Offices
Better Business Bureaus
Chambers of Commerce
Minority Business Assistance Programs
Procurement Assistance Programs
Incubators, Research and Technology Parks
Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College, Manhattan
26 Federal Plaza, Room 3100
New York, NY 10278
120-45 Queens Blvd., Room 333
Queens Borough Hall
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York (including the Long Island and Mid-Hudson Regions)
Note: Use the “Locate a BBB” link to find any BBB in the United States or Canada.
Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
This site includes information on the Certification Program and a tool for finding chambers of commerce worldwide.
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
This is an excellent model of a chamber of commerce site with comprehensive coverage of all aspects of business.
World Chamber of Commerce Directory, Loveland, Colorado
This annual directory lists e-mail and Web addresses for all chambers of commerce in the world, as well as state boards of tourism (United States), convention and visitors’ bureaus, economic development organizations, foreign tourist information bureaus, foreign embassies in the United States and U.S. embassies.
Brooklyn ODA (Opportunity Development Association) Minority Business Development Center
New York State Department of Economic Development
Queens/Nassau/Suffolk Minority Business Development Center
Long Island Development Corporation
New York City Procurement Policy Board
Two very useful links here are “Doing Business with NYC” and “Department of Small Business Services.”
Rockland Economic Development Corporation
Columbia University: Office of Projects and Grants
Fordham University: Office of Research
Long Island High Technology Incubator at Stony Brook
Columbia University: School of Continuing Education
Fiorello H.LaGuardia Community College: Center for Corporate Education
New York University: School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Crain’s New York Business
Entrepreneur: Solutions for Growing Businesses
Greenlight Long Island Magazine
Inc.: The Magazine for Growing Companies
Long Island Business News
Minority Business Entrepreneur
New York Public Library: NYPL Express
U.S. Small Business Administration
This comprehensive site includes information on start-up resources, financing sources, business opportunities, regulatory issues, training and more.
This guide was compiled by Jim Coen, a reference librarian at the Thomas J. Watson Library of Business and Economics.