An employer identification number (EIN) is also known as a federal tax identification number (TIN). It is used to identify a business entity. This service is provided for free by the Internal Revenue Service. You can learn more about how to apply for an EIN on the IRS website.
The Freelancers Union has launched the Freelancers Hub at Made in NY Media Center on John Street in Brooklyn - alongside the Independent Film Project. The Hub offers co-working space, workshops, legal help and benefits assistance all for FREE.
The Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) is a premier public business library with electronic resources, comprehensive print materials and services for start-ups and established businesses seeking expansion, and for job seekers from entry to executive levels.
Since our start in 1988, The New York Small Business Development Center at York College has achieved over $125 Million in economic impact through loans they helped their clients obtain. The expert advisers have worked with 14,468 businesses, and have created or saved 3,979 jobs.
The New York SBDC provides services to strengthen the small business community and promote economic growth throughout the state. The SBDC provides services to all small business populations, including special emphasis groups such as women, minorities, Native Americans, 8(a) firms in all stages, veterans and service-connected disabled veterans, reservists called to active duty, people with disabilities, individuals currently and formerly receiving public assistance, individuals in low -and moderate- income urban and rural areas, and individuals located in Empowerment Zones and HUB Zones.
The NY Department of Labor provides access to information regarding how to start a business in New York State, opportunities for small minority and women owned business enterprises, and how to start a limited liability company.
The Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) establishes Entrepreneurial Assistance Centers in local communities to provide instruction, training, technical assistance and support services to individuals who have recently started their own business or are interested in starting a business. The program's EAP Centers are strategically located throughout New York State.
The Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) is a U.S. State Department-led effort to promote and spur entrepreneurship by catalyzing and coordinating private sector and U.S. Government programs to support entrepreneurs around the world.
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes the growth of minority-owned business through the mobilization and advancement of public and private sector programs, policy, and research.
CO– was built specifically for ambitious, growth-minded business owners outside the Fortune 1000, with content that's laser-focused on the questions, problems and challenges they are facing every day. Designed to help them navigate the system and grow faster, regular content features include:
"The Leap" – Stories from renowned entrepreneurs about pivotal moments in their journey
"Ask the Board" – Answers to user-inspired questions from a revolving group of executives
"Midnight Oil" – Weekly newsletters from an entrepreneur's around-the-clock perspective
"Launch Pad" – Analysis of new trends and technology that will propel business growth
"Growth Studio" – Feature stories from businesses that are actively growing
Women's Business Centers (WBCs) represent a national network of nearly 100 educational centers throughout the United States and its territories, which are designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses. WBCs seek to "level the playing field" for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the business world.