Resource Library


Nassau County’s
For additional information and support, Nassau County’s dedicated Resource Center team can help! Conveniently located in Eisenhower Park, in the heart of Nassau, staff stand ready to provide additional support to help identify available resources and determine eligibility for federal, state, and County programs. Visit Nassau County online resource portal that serves as a one-stop-shop for COVID recovery resources and information. Read More………

What are Entrepreneurship Assistance Centers? Entrepreneurship Assistance Centers (EAC) provide instruction, training, technical assistance and support services to new and aspiring entrepreneurs in local communities statewide. Overview – Strategically located throughout New York State, the EACs assist new and aspiring entrepreneurs in developing basic business management skills, refining business concepts, devising early-stage marketing plans, and obtaining business financing. A typical EAC provides the following in-depth services, including counseling and assistance on: Read More……..

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Available to small businesses in every state and U.S. territory – Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses provides business education, support services and pathways to capital for growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Participants gain practical skill to take their business to the next level, with topics like financial statements, negotiations, and marketing. Participants develop an actionable growth plan for their business with the help of advisors and a network of like-minded entrepreneurs. The program is free for participants and delivered in partnership with academic institutions across the country. To date Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses has served over 10,000 businesses in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Read More…….

MTA Metro-North Railroad
The MTA and its agencies — MTA New York City Transit, the MTA Long Island Rail Road, the MTA Metro-North Railroad, MTA Bridges and Tunnels, and the MTA Staten Island Railway — run the subways, buses, commuter railroads, and interborough toll crossings that keep the New York region moving. To provide their services, they rely on a broad range of contractors and suppliers who work with us through the procurement process. The goods and services they purchase are crucial to providing safe, reliable travel for our customers. MTA is engaged in a multiyear project to consolidate our procurement processes. The My MTA Portal allows vendors to search for public bid events across all agencies, submit bid documents electronically, and perform other self-service tasks. Learn more about My MTA Portal. Read More………

Minority / Women Business Enterprise Program
Who is Eligible for Certification? An on-going independent business owned, operated, and controlled by minority group members and/or women is eligible. The ownership interest must be real, substantial, and continuing. The ownership interest must have and exercise the authority to independently control the business decisions of the enterprise.
Generally, the business should have been in operation for at least one year. A vendor/supplier is eligible for certification as a Minority or Women-Owned Business Enterprise by Nassau County as defined below. Read More……

New York SBDC Business Advisor The New York SBDC, also an SBA resource partner, provides no-cost business advisement and business training to all NYS small business owners and entrepreneurs through 22 campus-based centers and additional outreach offices located across the state. Business Advisors can meet clients virtually, with many in-person options available. Whether you’re a startup outlining your business plan, or small business owner looking for financing to expand, or an existing business seeking assistance recovering from a disaster, our Business Advisors are easily accessible in-person at a local center or online. Read More……..

SCORE remains dedicated to our mission of fostering vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. These past few months have taken a toll on many of the small businesses and communities we serve. SCORE’s network of 10,000 volunteer men and women stands ready to support the small business owners we serve. Entrepreneurs are, by nature, courageous and resilient. Read More……

Project Enterprise is a microfinance nonprofit organization in New York City providing entrepreneurs from underserved areas with loans, business training and networking opportunities. Operating on the Grameen Bank model of microlending, Project Enterprise (PE) has served more than 2,500 entrepreneurs in New York City, and provides microloans from $1,500 to $12,000. Read More……….

New York Forward Loan Fund
First-round funds are successfully deployed; please check back for updates.
New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE.
NYFLF targets the state’s small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees (90% of all businesses), nonprofits and small residential landlords that have seen a loss of rental income. Read More…..

NYC Department of Small Business Services NYC Business Solutions is a set of services offered by the New York City Department of Small Business Services to help businesses start, operate, and expand in New York City. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, running a small business of a large corporation, NYC Business Solutions can work for you! At the Center, businesses can get help from the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) all in one convenient location: Read More……

The Local Development Corporation of East New York (LDCENY) has been a catalyst for economic development in East Brooklyn since 1979. Their
commitment to the East New York Community continues to be the driving force to help businesses with job creation. They also provide local residents with
entrepreneurial services and programs that equip them with the necessary tools to take charge of their personal lives and finances. Read More….