October 6, 2005

New York Entrepreneurship Guide

The Entrepreneurship Guide lists agencies, Web sites, publications and other resources that provide information and assistance to startups and small businesses in the New York area.


Resources are grouped into the following categories:

Development Centers
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
Educational Programs
Publications
General Resources

Development Centers

Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship at Baruch College, Manhattan
http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/centers/field

Small Business Development Center at Pace University, Manhattan
http://appserv.pace.edu/execute/page.cfm?doc_id=4423

Small Business Development Center at Lehman College, Bronx
www.nyssbdc.org/centers/centers.cfm?centid=19

Small Business Development Center at York College, Queens
www.york.cuny.edu/conted/main/5_small_bus_home.htm

Small Business Development Center at Albany
www.nyssbdc.org/centers/centers.cfm?centid=2

Westchester County Office of Economic Development
http://economic.westchestergov.com/resources/

Women entrepreneurs: For a full list of development resources for women entrepreneurs, see http://www.awed.org/alotofresources.htm

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Offices

Manhattan
26 Federal Plaza, Room 3100
New York, NY 10278
(212) 264-4507

Queens
120-45 Queens Blvd., Room 333
Queens Borough Hall
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
(718) 263-8961

Staten Island
www.score476.org/

Westchester
www.scorewestchester.com/

Better Business Bureaus

Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York (including the Long Island and Mid-Hudson Regions)
www.newyork.bbb.org/
Note: Use the “Locate a BBB” link to find any BBB in the United States or Canada.

Chambers of Commerce

Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
http://nyc.chamber.com
This site includes information on the Certification Program and a tool for finding chambers of commerce worldwide.

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
www.manhattancc.org/
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
www.chamberofcommerce.com
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.

Minority Business Assistance Programs

Brooklyn ODA (Opportunity Development Association) Minority Business Development Center
www.odabdc.org/

Manhattan-Bronx Minority Business Development Center
www.manhattan-bronx-mbdc.org/

New York State Department of Economic Development
www.empire.state.ny.us/

Queens/Nassau/Suffolk Minority Business Development Center
www.jbrc.org/

Procurement Assistance Programs

Long Island Development Corporation
www.lidc.org/

New York City Procurement Policy Board
www.nyc.gov/html/moc/ppb/html/home/home.shtml
Two very useful links here are “Doing Business with NYC” and “Department of Small Business Services.”

Rockland Economic Development Corporation
www.redc.org/

Incubators, Research and Technology Parks

City University of New York: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
http://inside.gc.cuny.edu/orup/

Columbia University: Office of Projects and Grants
www.columbia.edu/cu/opg/

Columbia University: Science and Technology Ventures
www.stv.columbia.edu/

Cooper Union Research Foundation
www.cooper.edu/curf/

Fordham University: Office of Research
www.fordham.edu/Academics/Office_of_Research/?ql=research

Long Island High Technology Incubator at Stony Brook
www.lihti.org/

Research Foundation of the City University of New York
www.rfcuny.org/home/default.aspx

State University of New York at Stony Brook: Department of Technology and Society
www.synysb.edu/est/

Educational Programs

Columbia University: School of Continuing Education
www.ce.columbia.edu/

Fiorello H.LaGuardia Community College: Center for Corporate Education
www.lagcc.cuny.edu/cce/

New York University: School of Continuing and Professional Studies
www.scps.nyu.edu/

Publications

Crain’s New York Business
www.newyorkbusiness.com/

Entrepreneur: Solutions for Growing Businesses
www.entrepreneur.com/

Fast Company: How Smart People Work
www.fastcompany.com/homepage/index.html

Greenlight Long Island Magazine
http://press.longisland.com/press.php?ID=5864

Inc.: The Magazine for Growing Companies
www.inc.com/home/

Long Island Business News
www.libn.com/

Minority Business Entrepreneur
www.mbemag.com/

General Resources

New York Public Library: NYPL Express
www.nypl.org/express/

New York Public Library: Science, Industry and Business Library
www.nypl.org/research/sibl/index.html
Click on the link for “NYC Small Business Resource Center” in the left sidebar.

U.S. Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov/
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.

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