Best Small Business Resources in the The Bronx Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. New York has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the The Bronx area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in New York.

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BXL Business Incubator

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Coworking
  • Financial

Description

The BXL Business Incubator offers a wide assortment of services for startups, centering around a coworking space in the heart of South Bronx. They offer in-house business counseling on legal and financial matters and provide access to pro bono accounting services as well. Their parent organization, BOC Development Inc. offers micro-lending services with low-interest loans. BXL offers both virtual and on-site memberships to accommodate different needs.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

BankNote Building, 890 Garrison Ave.
Bronx, NY 10474
718-532-2927
krivera@bocnet.org


Bronx Business Bridge Incubator

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning

Offers Free Service

Description

This incubator focuses on serving traditionally underserved communities, providing a year of incubation to selected startups. Services include bi-monthly one-on-one counseling, workshops, technical advising, and networking events. These programs are run by Lehman College.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2501 Grand Concourse, 3F
Bronx, NY 10468
718-960-4684
business.incubator@lehman.cuny.edu


Bronx Coworking Space

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Coworking

Accepts Walks In

Description

Bronx Coworking Space offers flexible office accomodations that fit a variety of needs. Amenities include private phone booths, mail delivery, and refreshments. Conference rooms and private lockers are available for reservation. They are located in the heart of the south bronx, conveniently near several bus lines and plenty of great restaurants.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2825 Third Ave
Bronx, NY 10455
718-758-4114
info@bronxcoworks.com


Bronx Flex Space

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Coworking

Accepts Walks In

Description

Bronx Flex Space is a coworking office space offering flexible rental plans to suit a variety of work styles. Aside from workspace, they offer event rooms that anyone can rent out for private meetings or large group events. Members have access to complimentary refreshments and mailboxes among other amenities. A unique offering of this coworking space is the ability to rent a computer along with your desk.

Restrictions

Sunday Meeting rooms & events by reservation only

CONTACT INFORMATION:

452 E 149th Street, 3F
Bronx, NY 10455
718-484-8933
info@bronxflexspace.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - FRI: 9 am - 7 pm

SAT:  9 am - 5 pm

 


Lehman College Bronx SBDC

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.


New York City Department of Small Business Services - The Bronx

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning

Offers Free Service

Description

The local government of New York City offers many programs and opportunities to make starting a business in NYC as easy as possible. FastTrac is a free 10-session class that prepares entrepreneurs to develop a business plan and launch a successful business. The website itself excels at providing personalized steps to launch a business in NYC, matching advice to a person’s individual situation and goals. Free workshops are hosted throughout NYC, on topics both particular to specific industries and general enough to be of interest to any entrepreneur.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

400 East Fordham Rd, 7F
The Bronx, NY 10458
718-960-7910


The Bronx SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.