80 Maiden Lane, Suite 903
New York, NY 10038
Tel: 866-245-0783
ACCION USA is committed to bringing affordable small business loans to microentrepreneurs. The organization has provided over 19,000 loans since its inception in 1991. The organization is committed to helping grow small businesses and strenghten the communities they serve.


Association of Minority Enterprises of NY
135-20 Liberty Avenue
Richmon Hill, NY 11419
Tel: 718-291-1641
Fax: 718-291-1887
The Association of Minority Enterprises of New York, Inc. (AMENY) is a minority and women business enterprise (MWBE) non-for profit trade organization dedicated to the development and enhancement of its constituents, and the economic viability of communities at a disadvantage.

Black Women Enterprises
730 Fulton Ave
Hempstead, NY 11550
Tel: 516-485-5900
Fax: 516-485-0423  
Established in 1993, BWE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established primarily to remove barriers that impede the success of black women business owners from participating in government and private sector procurement, promote equal access to capital, educate, advocate and serve as a clearing house for all information related to business owned by black women. We do not discriminate, all are welcome to join.

120 Wall Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10005
Tel: (212) 514-7600
Fax: (212)514-8470
Catalyst is a nonprofit research and advisory organization working to advance women in business and the professions, with offices in New York and Toronto. A leading source of information on women in business for the past four decades, Catalyst has the knowledge and tools that help companies and women maximize their potential. It offers solutions oriented approach through research, Advisory Services, Corporate Board placement, the Catalyst Award, and Member Services. Catalyst has published a series of reports on women of color in coprorate management.

Center for Women in Government
University at Albany
State University of New York
Draper Hall, Room 302
Albany. NY 12222
135 Western Ave
Tel: (518)442-3900
Fax: (518) 442-3877
The Center for Women in Government works to promote women's employment equity and to strengthen women's public policy leadership. Activities include research, training, leadership development and public education.

Direct Marketing Association
1120 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 768-7277
Fax: 212-302-6714
The Direct Marketing association is an organization of over 3,000 members involved in all aspects of direct marketing. DMA publishes many books about direct marketing techniques, including direct mail, telemarketing, designing a direct marketing campaign, and marketing products and services overseas. DMA also holds seminars in major cities to educate members about developments and techniques in direct marketing and is a major compiler of information about the direct marketing industry.

Empire State Development-Minority and Women Owned Business
633 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212-803-2319
Fax: 212-803-2459
Empire State Development is committed to being recognized on a global scale as the economic development engine driving job growth, strategic investment and prosperity in New York State. The aim of this program is to promote equality of economic opportunities for MWBE's and to eliminate barriers to their participation in state contracts. The program is committed to achieving the Governor's vision for increasing opportunity for the New York State MWBE's in our database and those yet to be certified.

Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
20 West 44th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 212-686-7220
Fax: 212-686-7232
Contact Form
The mission of the Chamber is to improve the business climate and quality of living in the New York Metropolitan Area for residents, workers, and visitors. It provides valuable services to over 7,000 businesses and civic leaders who represent the backbone of the Greater New York business community. 

Make Mine a Million
240 Central Park South
New York, NY 10009
Tel: 212-245-1245
Contact Form
An inititative program of Count Me In where boldy creative women help each other turn their dreams into a reality. Their mission is to ignite a national movement that drives economic growth for your business and country. Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence, Inc. is a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women grow their micro-business into million dollar enterprises.

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
1375 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10018
Tel: 212-479-7772
Fax: 212-473-8074
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit membership organization supported by its partners, corporate members and general membership. The aim of the organization is to advocate for, connect, and educate the business community in Manhattan. It serves as a primary resource and help for small and mid-size firms doing business in Manhattan. 

Minority Business Development Agency
114 West 47th St, FL 19
New York, NY 10036
Tel: 646-821-4008
Assists fast growth small MBE's get access to capital, strategic teaming, procurement opportunities and commercializing technological innovations. Hosts seminars and conferences on preparing MBE's for domestic and global trade.

National Association of Women Business Owners - New York Chapter
234 Fifth Ave. Suite 403
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 779-7504   
Fax: (212) 481-3071
This chapter is a support and advocacy group for women entrepreneurs. They serve as a networking resource, hold monthly meetings and provide workshops designed to facilitate business growth.

National Minority Business Council Inc.
1633 Broadway 30th FL
New York, New York 10019
Tel: (212) 289-7620
The National Minority Businesses Council, founded in 1972 is dedicated to enhancing the success and profitability of the minority business community by providing high quality education and training, procurement, advocacy and networking support. The council has a membership of more than 300 business firms and it reaches many hundreds more both domestically and abroad. The Council publishes a bi-monthly newsletter called "NMBC Business Report" and an annual Corporate Purchasing and Annual Vendor Directory.

National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
1040 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10018
Tel: (212) 944-2430   
Fax: (212) 719-9611
There are 3,500 corporate members throughout the NMSDC network, including 175 of the top Fortune 500 companies. NMSDC's 44 affiliated councils certify and match more than 15,000 minority owned businesses with member corporations that want to purchase their goods and services.

New York City Financial Network Action Consortium
209 East 3rd St
New York, NY 10009
Tel: 212-254-6060
Fax: 212-254-9090
New York City Financial Network Action Consortium (NYCfNAC) works with community development credit unions to provide affordable business loans from $10,000 to $350,000 for up to 12 years at flexible terms for start-up and expanding businesses.

New York City Department of Small Business Services
110 Williams Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10038
The NYC Department of Small Business Services supports the formation, growth and expansion of New York City's small businesses by providing business assistance, fostering neighborhood development and promoting financial and economic opportunity through government procurement.

New York City Economic Development Corporation
110 Williams Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Tel: 212-619-5000
contact form
New York City Economic Development Corporation assist those wanting information about setting up Businesses in the New York City area. They offer free advice and professional referrals in Real Estate, business loans, venture capital, energy saving costs etc.

Organization of Women In International Trade- NYC Chapter
P.O. 68 Grand Central Station
New York, NY 10163 
What is key and what makes the spirit of OWIT come alive in each chapter is our value set - in how the mission is delivered and its areas of focus. These are: collaboration, integrity, responsibility, respect, diversity, empowerment, learning, compassion and ofcourse having fun! 

26 Federal Plaza, Room #3100
New York, NY 10278
Tel: (800) 634-0245
SCORE was created to provide free individual counseling, seminars, and workshops on a variety of topics from retired executives on all aspects of starting and running a small business.

Small Business Development Center
State Univeristy Plaza 
New York, NY 12246
Tel: 800-732-SBDC (in-state)
Fax: 518-443-5398 (out-of-state)
This center provides management and technical assistance to start ups and existing small businesses. The center utilizes resources of business, government and the university to counsel and train personnel in resolving organizational, financial, marketing and technical issues. They offer special emphasis on counseling women, minority handicapped and veterans who are entrepreneurs.

SOBRO Procurement Technical Assistance Center
555 Bergen Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
Tel: (718) 292-3113
The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) serves small business owners in the Bronx by increasing awareness of the federal, state and government agency contracts that are available for bidding by MWBE businesses. Business counseling, assistance with preparing bid documents, and an electronic bid-match program are some of the services offered here. 

The Workship In Business Opportunities
22 Cortland St Street, 16th floor
New York, NY 10011
Tel: 212-684-0854
Fax: 212-684-1096
WIBO began in 1966 in response to the absence of economic power in the African-American community. The founders felt that economic, political and social equality could be achieved most quickly and effectively by training and assisting minorities to build growing prosperous businesses. 

U.S. Small Business Administration
New York District Office
26 Federal Plaza, Room 3100
New York, NY 10278
Tel: (212) 264-1482
Fax: (212) 264-7751
The U.S. Small Business Administration encourages, assists and protects the interests of potential and current business owners by providing management assistance through conferences, workshops and counseling, financial assistance in the form of guaranteed loans. They assist small businesses in obtaining an equitable share of government businesses.

Women's Center for Education and Career Advancement
11 Broadway, Suite 450
New York, NY 10004
Tel: (212) 964-8934
Fax: (212) 964-0222
This Center offers career, personal development and cultural workshops; employment, entrepreneurial and education forums; job finding support; job listings for members and the general public. Free daytime SMART programs are designed especially for displaced homemakers, single parents and others who need assistance making the transition to school, training and work. The Center also provides entrepeneurial support services.

Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship - Business Center
23 Harrison St
Syracuse, NY 13202
Tel: (315) 443-8634 
Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (WISE) is a program of the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at the Syracuse University Whitman School of Management. WISE seeks to inspire and educate women entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in the successful creation of business ventures. WISE has an annual symposium attended by hundreds of entrepreneurial women, in addition to a website that offers participation in a woman owned busines directory, business resources and opportunities to connect with each other.

Women President Organization
155 E. 55th Street, Suite 4H
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-688-4114
Fax: 212-688-4766
contact form
The WPO is a nonprofit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion dollar companies. The members of the WPO take part in professionally facilitated peer advisory groups in order to bring the genius out of the group and accelerate the growth of their businesses.

Women's Venture Fund
545 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Tel: (212)563-0499
Fax: (212)868-9116
WVF is there to help women entrepreneurs start, build grow their own businesses. We provide courses, counseling, credit and more. Whether you're just starting out or already established, we'll give you the tools to build your self confidence, develop a head for business and make your dreams come true.

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