Small Business Resource Fair 2019

With support from the NYC Department of Small Business Services, WHEDco held a Bronx Small Business Resource Fair on February 26, 2019 to create a one-stop-shop for Bronx Small Businesses to learn about various opportunities to help their businesses succeed.

Missed the event? Check out our Small Business Resources YouTube Playlist to watch short presentations from our partners.

Event Partners

Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation
851 Grand Concourse, Ste. 123, Bronx, NY 10451
The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC), the economic development branch of the Office of the Bronx Borough President, helps businesses relocate and expand, recruit employees, access federal, state, and municipal benefits, implement energy-reduction projects, and more.

Business Center for New Americans
120 Broadway, Ste. 230, New York, NY 10271
Tshering Gurung
The Business Center for New Americans (BCNA) helps New Yorkers achieve financial independence and home ownership through workshops about obtaining microloans, developing business management skills, understanding everyday cash management, and more.

Business Outreach Center Network
1231 Lafayette Ave., 2nd Fl., Bronx, NY 10474
Nancy Carin
The Business Outreach Center Network (BOC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides free business services to entrepreneurs in all five boroughs, resources are available for start-ups in all stages of development ranging from a business plan to a business loan to get started.

NYC Business Solutions Bronx Center
400 E. Fordham Rd., 7th Fl., Bronx, NY 10458
Natalie Williams, Director
The NYC Business Solutions Bronx Center offers a set of no cost
services on behalf of the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) to help companies start, operate and expand in New York City. Services include business courses, legal assistance, financing assistance, recruitment, navigating government, M/WBE certification, training and incentives.

NYC Department of Small Business Solutions (SBS)
110 William Street, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10038
The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) helps unlock economic potential and create economic security for all New Yorkers by conecting New Yorkers to good jobs, creating stronger businesses, and building vibrant neighborhoods across the five boroughs.
SBS’s Business Acceleration Team assists individuals and groups opening or operating food and beverage, industrial, and retail businesses with managing clients, navigating regulations, and planning for consultations with city agencies.

Small Business Development Center at Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx, NY 10468
The Lehman College Bronx SBDC, provides high quality one-on-one business management, consulting, information and education programs that builds the capacities of firms to compete in the domestic and international markets, helping the future business owners.

SoBRO helps address all aspects of community development: assisting businesses to get started and grow, training residents according to the needs of employers, offering opportunities for youth to learn and develop, and creating affordable housing and commercial space that reverses blight in the community.

Spring Bank
69 E. 167th St, Bronx, NY 10452
Inés Marino
Spring Bank, an active member of a NY State Banking Development District (BDD), provides loans with flexible terms to small businesses that enhance their communities’ local economies. A certified B Corp, Spring Bank meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Its Small Business Grow Loan ranges from $10,000 to $150,000.

Start Small Think Big
8 W. 126th St., 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10027
Start Small Think Big is non-profit organization based in Harlem that provides underserved entrepreneurs in NYC with access to the legal, marketing, and financial they need to help grow thriving businesses. Marketing and Financial services are provided by in-house experts and experienced volunteers. Example services include setting up a bookkeeping system, creating projections, answering tax questions, brand assessment, product photography and much, much more.

20 E 179th St, Bronx, NY 10453
(800) 431-2754
USALLIANCE Financial is a full-service credit union that offers a wide range of banking services. They develop and implement custom-made, secure, andinnovative products for many great organizations, in addition to our 110,000 members worldwide.

WE NYC is an initiative based out of the NYC Department of Small Business Services that is dedicated to helping women start and grow their business. WE NYC offers a range of tailored business services including networking events, business courses, and mentorship sessions.

Volunteers of Legal Service
Volunteers of Legal Service’s Microenterprise Project provides free
legal services to small business owners seeking assistance on a variety of legal issues, including commercial leasing, governance, contracts, and intellectual property.