About the Harlem-Columbia SBDC

The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center (CHSBDC) has been a part of the fabric of Upper Manhattan since 2009. Funded in part by the United States Small Business Administration, CHSBDC is one of 900 centers across the country that offers free one-on-one expert business advice and low-cost training provided by qualified small business professionals to existing and future entrepreneurs.

What makes our services different from other small business assistance programs is the intensive one-on-one counseling received by our clients. As we work together to start or grow businesses, we encourage clients to use all resources at their disposal, such as referrals to our affiliates and partners, including lawyers, accountants, and volunteer mentors. Our connection to Columbia University gives our clients access to world-renowned faculty members, business students, and alumni business leaders.

Located in Columbia Business School, the center is committed to supporting the economic sustainability of New Yorkers—one business at a time.