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Not-For-Profits and Nonprofits: Free Counseling Services

Business Advisory Services

  • NYPL Business Center-Services Directory [https://www.nypl.org/help/services/smallbiz/services/browse]-library database of organizations that provide free/low cost business assistance.
  • SCORE [newyorkcity.score.org]-provides FREE, in-depth business counseling for business owners and small businesses, providing assistance with starting a business, writing a business plan, and helping successful firms in planning for expansion. Use the BROWSE THE LIBRARY section for webinars, blogs, and templates for nonprofit businesses. SCORE is a volunteer, non-profit association affiliated with the Small Business Administration.
  • Pace University Small Business Development Center [https://www.pacesbdc.org/]-is part of a statewide network created to help small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs launch or grow their business. Funded in part by the U. S. Small Business Administration and the State of New York, the Pace SBDC combines the resources of Pace University, the private sector, and government to enable small businesses to reach their full potential.
  • Start Small Think Big, Inc. [https://www.startsmallthinkbig.org/]-volunteers who experts in business operations specialize in  helping under-resourced entrepreneurs create thriving businesses in underserved areas of New York City. Services include legal, financial and marketing services, free of charge.
  • candid.org [https://candid.org/]-Formerly known as the Foundation Center. Producer of nonprofit directories, databases, seminars, and management handbooks. Physical locations are New York City.