New York

WENYC

WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs NYC) is an initiative based out of the New York City Department of Small Business Services that is dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses.

What to expect: They have great events, mentorship sessions, and support crowdfunding via WeFund. Participating in WE Fund Crowd means NYC will be your first lender, pledging 10%, or up to $1,000, of your crowdfunding goal.

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Made In NYC

Made In NYC, an initiative of Pratt Center for Community Development, was created to support the entrepreneurs and innovators creating high-quality, high-value products made locally by New Yorkers for local and global distribution.
Pratt Center for Community Development
200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

What to expect: They seem to hire the coolest staff, which means they create really unique experiences including exposure, classes, resources, vendor opportunities, marketing and photography support.

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Business Outreach Center (BOC) Network

Business Outreach Center Network’s mission is to improve the economic prospects of traditionally underserved groups, with a focus on low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs and their communities, and thereby create genuinely brighter futures.

At the heart of our mission is the belief that whatever their differences, people and communities share a common goal: to achieve economic stability and growth. Working in partnership with culturally diverse individuals and organizations in support of this shared goal is the hallmark of BOC.
What to expect: Amazing support building a business that will one day scale!

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The Microenterprise Project

The Microenterprise Project helps small business owners and microentrepreneurs access high-quality, free legal services from our dedicated staff and our network of pro bono lawyers. For many New Yorkers, owning a small business is an effective path to financial stability and independence.
Volunteers of Legal Service VOLS
40 Worth Street, Suite 820
New York, NY 10013-2904
T (212) 966-4400

What to expect: You do an intake after being referred by one of the partner organizations and you are then matched with a law firm that will help you with the incorporation process. They can’t represent you in court but are able to create templates, help with contracts and intellectual property. You pay all filing fees associated with the services.

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FastTrac

FastTrac is a series of entrepreneurship courses offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) for aspiring and established entrepreneurs throughout New York City. Apply now to gain the knowledge and skills you need to launch and grow your business – and connect to a network of experienced facilitators, business experts, and other successful business owners across NYC.

NYC Department of Small Business Services
110 William Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10038
T 212.618.8704
What to expect: The class offered via this program was amazing. You walk out with a business plan, connections, and resources to get started!

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Start Small Think Big

We help under-resourced entrepreneurs build businesses in underserved areas so owners can increase their personal financial security and stimulate economic activity in their communities.
8 W. 126th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10027
What to expect: Financial, marketing and legal support. They help in house or support you by referring you to subject matter experts.

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