NYC Small Business Help:

Small Business Association – New York District Office
NYS Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
NYC Small Business Services
NYC Business Solutions Classes
Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO)
Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP)

Library Resources:

SIBL Research Guides
SIBL Business Librarian Research Request
SIBL Free Small Meeting Room Reservations
NYPL Free Access Link
Brooklyn Public Library (Central Library) – Business & Career Center
Brooklyn Public Library – Book a Librarian
Brooklyn Public Library (Central Library) Meeting Room Reservations

Legal Help:

New York City Bar Monday Night Law
New York City Bar Moderate Means
New York City Bar Legal Referral Service
Volunteers of Legal Service – Microenterprise Project

Nonprofit Resources:

Foundation Center New York
Foundation Center Grantspace
Foundation Center Online Library
Charities NYC (Office of Attorney General)
NYS Council of Nonprofits – NYS Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013

Domain Name Lookup (WHOIS):

ICANN WHOIS | Verisign | | BetterWhois | Godaddy


Articles and Business Stats

How to Start a Business

Write Your Business Plan

Business Finances

Miscellaneous Business Resources


How to Form a Company

The first question to ask yourself is – do you have personal assets you want to protect?  If the answer is yes, you want to create a corporation.  As long as you keep things clearly separate (not “pierce the corporate veil”), it is like having a firewall between your personal assets and the assets of […]