Introducing the New York Business Express Website.

Visit New York's new comprehensive guide for all your business and professional needs. Quickly and easily find information related to licensing, regulation, incentives and support to start or grow your business.


Small Business Resource Center
Business First

Empire State Development’s Division for Small Business supports the continuous development and growth of small businesses in New York State. Start-up assistance, access to capital, financial assistance, technical assistance, and support for minority- and women-owned businesses; industry-specific resources, mandated government filings and many more resources are available through the center.


Business Mentor NY is a free, easy-to-use social network that allows entrepreneurs and volunteer business mentors to connect so they can solve problems and build businesses together. Join a growing community that has already created thousands of mentor-mentee matches and continues to make an impact through the power of mentoring to help small businesses thrive.


Helps entrepreneurs create new businesses by providing instructions, training, technical assistance and help in obtaining financing. The program’s EAP centers are strategically located throughout New York State.


Through a network of 24 regional centers, the New York State Small Business Development Center (NYS SBDC) delivers high-quality, free or low-cost business counseling and training to New Yorkers who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business, free of charge. A List of trainings offered by NYS SBDC is at Check EntreSkills for Entrepreneurs, an interactive, web-based training program.

These videos offer helpful advice from Geri Kavanah of the NYS Small Business Development Center:


The SBA helps entrepreneurs start, build and grow businesses through an extensive network of field offices, partnerships with public and private organizations, and vast array of online services.

Starting a business is an exciting proposition, but it’s also an incredibly challenging undertaking. These resources will help entrepreneurs learn what it takes to start their own business. Some online resources offered by SBA:

Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP)

This partnership, comprised of 16 organizations, is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business at regional Veterans Business Outreach Centers.

Women’s Business Centers (WBC)

WBC represents a national network of nearly 110 educational centers designed to help women start and grow small businesses. Through these centers, SBA provides women entrepreneurs with counseling, training, and assistance to develop strategic plans, conduct market studies, implement new technologies, and access capital. With special focus on women who are economically and socially disadvantaged, they offer comprehensive training and counseling in many languages.

SBA Financing

The SBA does not make loans, but rather guarantees loans for qualified small businesses. Programs that may be accessed through any SBA office or SBA-funded center include debt financing, surety bonds, and equity financing; 7(a) loan program for “brick and mortar” financing; Microloan Program (maximum of $35,000); Surety Bond Guarantee and Venture Capital Program.

Some resources:

Check for other SBA initiatives and resources.


An organization dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth, and success of small businesses. More than 12,000 volunteer business mentors, both working and retired, counsel businesses from nearly 400 chapter offices throughout the country. SCORE volunteers hail from every facet of the business community. Some have worked at large corporations such as Kodak, Xerox, Boeing and General Electric. Some have served in our military or worked for the local or federal government. Others have spent years cultivating their own small business. Since 2009, nearly 1.6 million entrepreneurs have used many free or low-cost workshops offered by SCORE at

America's Small Business Champions Network:
Myriad free and low-cost resources tailored to promoting small business start-up and growth. The network has niche communities for business development interests of women, veterans, youth and individuals with disabilities.


MBDA is a network of minority business centers and strategic partners that support minority business owners who wish to grow their business. Their centers are located in areas with the largest concentration of minority populations and businesses. Business specialists who have the knowledge and practical experience needed to run successful businesses staff the centers. Business referral services are provided free of charge. However, the network generally charges nominal fees for specific management and technical assistance services.


Veteran Entrepreneur Portal:
This site offers direct access to the resources necessary to guide every step of entrepreneurship.

Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization:
This site's mission is to enable veterans to gain access to economic opportunity by leveraging the federal procurement system and expanding participation of procurement-ready small businesses.


Adult Career and Continuing Education Services:

Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCESS-VR):

These programs help eligible participants with disabilities explore the marketplace, develop a viable business plan, get necessary accommodations, obtain items necessary for a business start-up, and connect with community resources.


Self-Employment Assistance Program

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Do you receive Unemployment Insurance benefits?

With the Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP), you can collect the Unemployment Insurance benefits you need to pay your bills while you work on that dream!


Chambers of Commerce:
Chambers of Commerce are organizations centered on furthering the interests of businesses, and local businesses are members.

Business Utility Zone Gateway:
Entrepreneurial education and resource community tailored to individuals looking to start, grow and succeed in business.

NYC Business Solutions:
NYC Business Solutions is a set of free services offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services to help businesses start, operate and expand in New York City.
An online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

An education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide to offer courses online for anyone to take for free. Look for business and entrepreneurship courses.

Real Estate Heavy weights to share industry secrets

CHYE does it again,this Tuesday, December 6th, an impressive roster of real estate moguls will come together to share tips, insights, and expertise with the Brooklyn Jewish community.

Hosted at Agudath Israel Bais Binyomin 2913 Avenue L in Flatbush, this event is being organized by the Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs (CHYE), Employment Parnassah Initiative (EPI), and The Jewish Entrepreneur (TJE).

Seminar for the Jewish Community to Explore Real Estate Business

The world of real estate is an increasingly attractive career option for young people in the Jewish community.

Catering to this interest, Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs (CHYE), Employment Parnassah Initiative (EPI), and The Jewish Entrepreneur (TJE).will be hosting an event where participants can learn more about the real estate industry on Tuesday, December 6th at Agudath Israel Bais Binyomin 2913 Avenue L in Flatbush.


One day, not too long ago, I got an email from a Rabbi Werde, requesting a meeting. Eager to make a new friend, I spent three hours with him in my office. We began working together on establishing the Chabad Chasidic Entrepreneurs Program of Crown Heights. Chabad means wisdom, understanding, knowledge. Chasidic means pious, kind. So, a person of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge is also pious and kind -- this concept really resonated with me because of my great admiration for educators.


A new communal workspace in Crown Heights for Jewish working people was launched Monday with a wine and sushi buffet and a lecture by a social entrepreneur and educator. Located at 510 Empire Blvd., the service was opened by the Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs (CHYE) group, offering high-speed internet access and onsite proofreading and critiquing for business writing.

Business Exploration Series

The 4 part series was developed with an eye on assisting aspiring individuals in the community to explore entrepreneurship as a potential career path. The series will include everyday fundamentals from understanding the entrepreneurial mindset, how to recognize and evaluate opportunities, how to create a business and marketing plan and how to secure startup funding.


The rapidly changing landscape in the outer Boroughs of NYC has created amazing opportunities in real estate, come and learn how to succeed in your career as a Broker.


The 4 part series was developed with an eye on assisting aspiring individuals in the community to explore entrepreneurship as a potential career path. The series will include everyday fundamentals from understanding the entrepreneurial mindset, how to recognize and evaluate opportunities, how to create a business and marketing plan and how to secure startup funding.

FInd Success in E-Commerce

Buying and selling on eBay, Amazon, and other online platforms has over the last 5-10 years become an increasingly common occupation for men and women in the frum community. The reason for this is obvious; it’s a way to earn a living and support your family that doesn’t require a college degree or some other qualifications, all it requires is hard work and a willingness to always be learning.

CHYE inspires 100 Crown Heights entrepreneurs

This year alone with the addition of Mr. Yehuda Berg, the organization’s in-house business counselor, CHYE has helped over 100 aspiring entrepreneurs in the community launch or expand their businesses. In honor of this special milestone, we caught up with two members of the Crown Heights entrepreneurial community and asked them to share their experience as entrepreneurs.


Artist Daniel Wolfe’s BITS series helps entrepreneurs think outside the box It looks like any other Brooklyn co-working venture. On any given weekday, you will find 5-8 people sitting in front of their computers, focused intently on their work. The Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs Business Workspace at 510 Empire Blvd functions as an office for a varied assortment of Chasidic men who are focused on building their businesses.