New York Public Library
This particular site, provided by the New York Public Library, bestows general business listings of Staten Island which includes links to:
North Shore Empire Zone
NYC Small Business Resource Center
Port Richmond Small Business Revolving Loan Fund/Northfield LDC
SCORE of SI
Small Business Development Center at College of SI
Small Business Center
SI Chamber of Commerce
SI County Clerk
Trickle-Up/Small Business Center
West Brighton Community LDC
Working Career Center/SI
Phone: (212) 425-2900
The New York Association of New Americans is a not-for-profit organization whose programs include ‘bi-culturation,’ intensive English training, community development, legal services, workplace and economic development, and more. The Business Center of the economic development department aids immigrant owned businesses with loans, training, and technical assistance.
Phone: (800) 732-SBDC
The New York State Small Business Development Center, or NYS SBDC, is another eminent not-for-profit agency that counsels those who are about to start or seeking to improve an existing a business. Their main services include the Office of Entrepreneurial Education, Women and Minority Business Owners and Entrepreneurs, International Business Program, Veterans Business Outreach, Disaster Recovery, and many more. Training events are also provided by the organization and occur almost on a daily basis throughout New York State.
Phone: (718) 727-1221
SCORE, also known as Counselors to America’s Small Businesses, is able to provide its services at no cost due to the many volunteers consisting primarily of retired and working business executives and owners. Member profiles of the volunteers are available to provide background information and all matters discussed between the counselor and client remain entirely confidential. If a highly unlikely situation was to arise regarding the client’s discomfort or distaste with their counselor, a new volunteer will be appointed. Staten Island’s SCORE also offers many resources such as seminars, Excel programs, PowerPoint presentations, loan links, business resources targeted for our very own borough, and over 50 links on general business-related news and information.
Phone: (718) 477-1400
The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation’s mission is, “…to enhance a thriving Staten Island economy by promoting public and private investment and encouraging the development of commercial and industrial property and projects in an environmentally friendly manner, all of which improve the quality of life and provide broad and diverse employment opportunities.”
*Although the SIEDC’s programs are not primarily focused on Port Richmond, some businesses may still find their services beneficial.
Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (718) 727-1900
The Chamber of Commerce is an additional advantageous organization which has helped local businesses for over 100 years. The Staten Island Chamber helps, promotes, networks, and even protects your business interests. This nonprofit agency also bestows the latest information regarding statistics, internet listings, and legislative affairs. Although their membership fees start at $355.00, new members will indulge in benefits including $300.00 credit from the Staten Island Advance towards the purchase of a $600.00 advertisement. Also, members may experience up to 25% in savings with DHL Express shipping and the waiving of Time Warner Cable installation fees.
West Brighton Community LDC
Phone: (718) 816-4775
The West Brighton Local Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization whose services extend throughout Staten Island. They provide great aid to artists as well as women and minority-owned businesses. This LDC also offers services that include: the Internet Networking Club, business seminars, the Anti-Graffiti and Litter Removal Initiative, marketing assistance, and much more.