How do I get my business certified as minority-owned or women-owned for the purposes of securing government contracts?

New York State certifies minority and women-owned businesses. Find out how to become eligible and apply.

Are there specific programs which can help me as a woman entrepreneur?

The Women’s Venture Fund provides special loans and other assistance geared towards women seeking to start their own businesses. The Business Outreach Center in Brooklyn also runs the Women’s Business Center, … Continue Reading →

Where can I access loans to start my business?

There are many resources which offer loans to potential and current small business owners. The Business Outreach Center offers loans of up to $25,000 to new entrepreneurs. The New York … Continue Reading →

How can I make my business more accessible to people with disabilities?

The United Spinal Organization published a PDF explaining the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA website lists specific design standards for accessibility.

Where can I access guide books about business management?

The Brooklyn Public Library has a Business & Career Center at their main branch in Grand Army Plaza.