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)
SIBL Research Guides
SIBL Business Librarian Research Request
SIBL Free Small Meeting Room Reservations
NYPL Free Lynda.com Access Link
Brooklyn Public Library (Central Library) – Business & Career Center
Brooklyn Public Library – Book a Librarian
Brooklyn Public Library (Central Library) Meeting Room Reservations
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
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WOMEN’S BUSINESS RESOURCES
Articles and Business Stats
- Get the Facts on Female Business Owners: Nearly all of the women-owned businesses in America are considered small businesses.
- Expanding Opportunities for Women in Business: Higher levels of education and experience are contributing to higher earnings for women.
- The State of Women-Owned Businesses: Between 2007 and 2018, growth in women-owned businesses in America has been consistently strong.
- For Women-Owned Small Businesses: Women owning their own businesses may qualify for special government funding.
- Equity and Parity for All: This article looks back at the passage of legislation that allowed women to take out their own business loans.
- Breaking Into Real Estate: More women than men work in the real estate industry, a popular field for many women looking to strike out on their own.
- Center for Women and Enterprise Self-Assessment Tool: Use this assessment tool to explore your future as a business owner and to learn about the steps you need to take.
- Ten Grants You Need to Know About for Your Woman-Owned Business or Organization: Explore grants as a way to fund your business venture, including some private grants that target female entrepreneurs.
- Insights Into Black Women Who Own Businesses: Black female business owners are another group making waves in the small-business community.
- 16 Popular Small-Business Ideas for Female Entrepreneurs: A woman aspiring to become a business owner might pursue one of these ideas.
- Women in Business: Advantages, Challenges, and Opportunities: Business trends are focusing on putting more women in leadership positions, but inequality issues still remain.
- How Women Are Rising in Business: Most of the women launching businesses are between the ages of 35 and 64.
- Women in Business Trends: Female ownership is rising for businesses in health, beauty, and fitness industries.
- Five Mistakes Women Make in Business: Female business owners are often held to a higher standard than men, necessitating care as they navigate the business world.
- Most Innovative Women: 100 Women Making Money, Creating Jobs, and Changing the World: Peruse this list of the most innovative women in business for inspiration and ideas to break through.
- Behind the Numbers: The State of Women-Owned Businesses: Data indicate that women are slightly more likely to launch a new business than men are.
How to Start a Business
- How to Choose a Business to Start: Choosing your business is the first crucial step in starting a new venture.
- The Ultimate Guide to How to Startan Online Business: This guide will help you launch an online business.
- How to Start a Business: A Small-Business Checklist: Your business idea is the seed that you need to nurture into a thriving enterprise.
- How to Start a Business: Learn how to refine a business idea to make it a reality.
- Want to Start a Business? Just Do It!Successful business owners chase their dreams instead of allowing fear and uncertainty to interfere.
Write Your Business Plan
- Writing a Business Plan: A business plan is the outline of what you plan to do and how.
- Practical Guide to Writing a Business Plan: If you want to approach investors for funding, you’ll need a business plan.
- The Elements of a Business Plan: First Steps for New Entrepreneurs: A complete business plan outlines the purpose of a business and its processes.
- Writing the Business Plan: A business plan should also outline anticipated needs of a business and how they will be met.
- Business Plan Development: Include your business idea, any applicable education and experience you have, a financial statement, and marketing information in a business plan.
- Types and Sources of Financing for Start-Up Businesses: Funding for a business might come from investments, personal savings, personal or business loans, venture capital, or home equity loans.
- Five Ways to Separate Your Personal and Business Finances: Keeping personal and business finances separate is crucial for protecting your credit and assets.
- Managing Your Small Business Finances: Careful bookkeeping helps you track performance, plan for expenditures, maintain a budget, and manage your payroll.
- A Simple Start to Managing Your Business Finances: Managing business finances means recording earnings and expenses and using this information to make decisions about future business actions.
- Business Finance Basics: A profit and loss statement is a document that shows how and where income comes into the business and exits the business.
Miscellaneous Business Resources
- Five Tips for Starting a Successful Business: If you see an opportunity for starting a business, you should be ready to act quickly.
- Five Tips for Starting a Business: One of the first decisions a business owner needs to make is the structure of the business: sole proprietor, partnership, or corporation.
- Tips for Preparing Grant Proposals: Writing successful grant proposals can be key to getting the funding you need.
- Start Up Business Resources: Help for anyone looking to start a business.
- Start Smart: Use this guide to help you launch a new business.
- Start-Up Business Tax Tips: Knowing how to manage income taxes for a new business will be a hurdle to navigate.