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Q: Business Help ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Business Help
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: eddie70-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 10 Apr 2004 14:43 PDT
Expires: 10 May 2004 14:43 PDT
Question ID: 328217
I'm interested in starting my own business, but i reguire some
guidance in this process.  Can you please list any companies within
N.Y. that specialize in business consulting.
Subject: Re: Business Help
Answered By: paul_b_18-ga on 10 Apr 2004 15:37 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars

I found several business counselling and business consulting firms for start-ups.
The following is a selection of addresses which can be found at

Most of the following services are free or require a small fee:

Queens County Overall Economic Development Corporation
Business Services
120-55 Queens Boulevard, Suite 309
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
(718) 263-0546
?Staffed by business consultants and planners 
?Provides assistance in: 
?Developing and analyzing marketing ideas 
?Locating a suitable site 
?Obtaining financing 
?Applying for tax and energy incentive programs 
?Assistance is FREE 
?Regular business hours 

Executive Volunteer Corps Office of Economic Development
110 William Street
New York, NY 10038
(212) 696-2442
?Staffed by successful, retired businesspeople 
?Provides short-term business and financial advice 
?Services are FREE 
?Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30a.m. To 2:30p.m. 
?No appointment necessary 

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
26 Federal Plaza, Suite 3100
New York, NY 10278
(212) 264-4508
?Staffed by retired businesspeople, associated with the SBA 
?Provides short-term business and financial advice 
?Services are FREE 
?Hours: Mon-Fri: 10:00a.m. To 2:00p.m. 
?No appointment necessary 

Urban Business Assistance Corporation (UBAC)
44 W Fourth Street, Rm 5-61
New York, NY 10012
(212) 995 - 4404
?Staffed and managed by graduate students and faculty from New York
University Graduate School of Business Administration
?Provides in-depth technical assistance in: 
?Marketing and finance 
?Business plans 
?Loan proposals 
?Services offered to minorities and women only 
?By appointment only; regular business hours 
?Small fee charged 

American Woman?s Economic Development Corporation (AWED)
216 E45th Street, 10th Fl
New York, NY 10017
(917) 368-6100
?Staffed by business consultants and retired businesspeople 
?A non-profit corporation which provides in-depth technical assistance
in all areas of business planning
?Services offered to women only 
?Approximately $25 per session 
oMon-Thur: 9a.m.-5:30p.m. 
oFriday: 9a.m.-5:00p.m. 
?By appointment or by phone 
?Telephone "Hot-line": 800 422-2933 

Minority Business Development Center (MBDC) 
26 Federal Plaza, Jacob Javits Center, Room 3720 
New York, NY 10278 
(212) 264-3262
?Staffed by private business consultants under contract with the U.S.
Dept. Of Commerce
?Provides technical assistance in all areas of business 
?Services offered to minorities only 
?Charges to small businesses are 20% of the total cost; government pays 80% 
?Call the regional office to find out which consulting company in
Queens has the contract

Empire State Development Corporation 
33 3rd Avenue 
New York, NY 10017 
(212) 803-2200
?Many of the staff have previously worked operating businesses or in
economic development
?This agency has two divisions which assist small business: 
?Small Business Division 
?Minority and Women?s Business Division 
?Provides assistance in: 
?Alerting small businesses to new programs and resources (e.g.,
Financing, bonding, marketing, publications)
?Informing businesses about industry and market trends 
?Procuring contracts from New York State and private corporations 
?Cutting bureaucratic red tape 
?Publishes the book, Your Business 
?Assistance is FREE; regular business hours 

New York City Department of Business Services 
110 William Street, 3rd Floor 
New York, NY 10038 
(212) 513-6300
A one-stop office to find information about all government business
programs available to firms in New York City. The office provides
assistance in obtaining financing, locating a suitable site, business
planning, and solving general business problems. DBS is divided into:
?Industry Desk is staffed by industry specialists who provide
assistance in their industry of expertise (e.g., Apparel, printing,
electronics, metal fabrication).
?Business Action Center cuts government red tape in the delivery of
municipal services (e.g., Building licenses, trash removal, street
repair). They also distribute a 	packet called "How to Start a
?Business Expansion Unit provides technical assistance in getting
government contracts, expanding your business and exporting.
?Real Estate Unit helps businesses calculate their space needs as well
as locate suitable locations by using the "space bank," a computerized
list of available manufacturing, warehouse, office, and unimproved
?Small and Minority Business Division connects businesses with a wide
range of public and private resources that help them market their
products, choose a suitable location, and make bids on government
?Assistance is FREE; regular business hours. 

Fashion Institute of Technology 
Enterprise Center 
227 West 27th Street, Room C110 
New York, NY 10001 
(212) 217-7250
?Staffed by professional business consultants 
?Provides direct, long-term assistance in all business areas (they are
especially strong in accounting and finance)
?Services are FREE; regular business hours. 
?By appointment only 

Small Business Administration 
26 Federal Plaza 
New York, NY 10278 
(212) 264-9487
?College seniors under faculty supervision take on projects in all
areas of business
?Submit requests for assistance in early September and January 
?Services are FREE; call the SBA for more 

Greater Jamaica Development Corporation 
Revolving Loan Fund 
90-04 161st Street 
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 291-0282

Jamaica Business Resource Center 
90-33 160th Street 
Jamaica, NY 11432 
(718) 206-2255
?Staffed by professionals who provide guidance and assistance with
Business Plans, Loan Packages, Legal and Accounting Issues and other
areas of Technical Assistance.
?Formalized training is available in the fundamentals of Business Management. 
?Services are FREE except credit counselling, workshops, and seminars
(nominal fees).

LEAP, Inc.
Brooklyn Workforce Innovation Association
336 Butler Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 237-4846
 Provides financial and strategic planning assistance and works
one-on-one with existing small businesses to prepare business plans
and for financial referrals. ?
Source: ?

Another, more commercial one is the following :

?The New York State Small Business Development Center?
Pace University, One Pace Plaza

Baruch College, 1 Bernard Baruch Way
(between 24th & 25th Streets on Lexington Ave.)

More information and tips concerning starting your own business, can
be found at the following websites :




If you need any more information, please ask for a clarification!

Thank you,
eddie70-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Thanks Paul.

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