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Financing Your Business: About

Sources of finance to start or maintain your business from grants to loans and investors.

Funding News

* One Small Credit Union Is Powering Brooklyn's Economy

* Why CDFIs Are the Best Kept Secret for Small Businesses (see: Community Development Financial Institutions)

* Why Millennial Women Are Embracing Angel Investing

* SBA Dedicates $20 Million to New Small Business Export Growth

* Brooklyn Public Library PowerUp Business Plan Competition, participants will have the opportunity to win $20,000 to start their Brooklyn-based business

* Mayor Adams has institued the NYC Future Fund to provide lending to small, early-stage city businesses.

* WE Master Money Conference: Capital Her Way, June 20, 2024, 8 am-4 pm EDT,  AIA New York Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place New York, NY

* Small Business Financing Panel, Pace University SBDC (In-Person), July 15, 2024, 9 am-1 pm

* Verizon Digital Ready Small Business Grants ($10K), deadline June 28, 2024

How to find money to start or support your business

Finding startup capital for your new business or money to expand it can be very difficult and time-consuming.  However, through research and footwork, it is possible.  Startup capital can be obtained from a number of sources.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has a clear overview of the options available to fund your business.

LinkedIn Learning, which is accessible outside of the library using your NYPL card number and PIN, has several video courses on finding funding for your business.

The United States Chamber of Commerce regularly updates its listing of Grants, Loans and Programs to Benefit Your Small Business.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Pace University has an online directory of financing sources.

NYC Small Business Services offers Financing Assistance to counsel small business people about grants and lending sources as well as NYC Funds Finder an online capital marketplace that connects you with funding sources and financing advisors who can guide you through all the options.

Thomas Yoseloff Business Center Small Business Resources

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