Resources

Local Elected Officials

Local Elected Officials Congressman Eliot L. Engel Website: http://engel.house.gov/ Contact: joseph.o’brien@mail.house.gov Phone Number: 718-796-9700 State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson Website: http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/ruth-hassell-thompson Contact: hassellt@senate.state.ny.us Phone Number: 718-547-8854 Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie Website: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Carl-E-Heastie/ Contact: HeastieC@assembly.state.ny.us Phone Number: 718-654-6539 Councilman Andy King Website: http://council.nyc.gov/d12/html/members/home.shtml Contact: aking@council.nyc.gov Phone Number: 718-684-5509 Councilman Andrew Cohen Website: http://council.nyc.gov/d11/html/members/home.shtml Contact: District11@council.nyc.gov Phone number: 718-549-7300

Government/Local Resources

Government / Local Resources Local Community Board 12 Website: http://bronxcb12.info/committees-info.html Phone Number: 718-881-4455 Email: Carosa@cb.nyc.gov Local Police Precinct Website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_047.shtml Phone Number: 718-920-1211 The Official New York City Website Website: www.nyc.gov Phone Number: 311 or outside NY (212) NEW-YORK The New York Police Department Website: www.nyc.gov/nypd Phone Number: 911 Department of Transportation Website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/contact/contact.shtml Phone Number: 718-330-3000 (busses) 511 (Trains)

Bronx County Resources

Bronx County Resources Mosholu Preservation Corporation (MPC) Website: http://www.mpcbronx.org/ SoBRO: South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation Website: http://www.sobro.org Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation [BOEDC] Website: http://www.nypl.org/smallbiz/services/item/156749 Bronx Small Business Development Center Of Lehman College Website: http://www.nyssbdc.org/centers/centers.aspx?centid=52

New York Resources

New York Resources NY Empire State Development Corporation Website: http://www.esd.ny.gov/smallbusiness.html New York State Small Business Development Center Website: http://www.nyssbdc.org

National Resources

National Resources US Small Business Administration (SBA) Website: http://www.sba.gov SBA Office of Women’s Business Ownership Website: http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/1/2895 SCORE (guidance from Senior Corp of Retired Executives) – on-line mentoring Website: http://www.score.org Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) Website: http://www.microenterpriseworks.org National Association for the Self-Employed Website: http://www.nase.org Women Impacting Public Policy – a national bipartisan public policy organization Website: http://www.wipp.org IBM SME Toolkit (general … Continue reading National Resources

Access to Financing

Access to Financing ACCIONUSA Website: http://www.accionusa.org NY Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) Website: http://www.nybdc.com Individual Development Accounts (IDA) Resources Website: http://cfed.org/programs/idas/ida_listserv/ BOC Capital Corporation (for NYC businesses) Website: http://www.bocnet.org/boc/micro_loan_program.asp Count-Me-In – Online Loan Program Website: http://www.countmein.org Business Initiative Corporation Website: http://www.bocnet.org/boc/micro_loan_program.asp

Internal Revenue Service’s Resources

Internal Revenue Service’s Resources IRS – (Tax information for businesses- including starting, operating and closing a business, employer id numbers) Website: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center Website: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.html Two New Tax Benefits Aid Employers Who Hire and Retain Unemployed Workers Website: http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=220326,00.html Small Business Health Care Credit for Small Employers Website: http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=223666,00.html Child Care Tax Center Website: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Child-Care-Tax-Center … Continue reading Internal Revenue Service’s Resources

Legal Resources

Legal Resources SBA Small Business Planner: Handle Legal Concern Website: http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/managing-business Pro Bono Partnership – provides nonprofit organizations with free, expert business legal advice Website: http://www.probonopartner.org New York State Division of Corporations (for information about legal business entities) Website: http://www.dos.ny.gov/corps/

Intellectual Property Protection

Intellectual Property Protection Patent and Trademark Office – Basic facts about trademarks Website: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/basics/index.jsp Patent and Trademark Office – Basic facts about patents Website: http://www.uspto.gov/patents/resources/general_info_concerning_patents.jsp Copyright Office – Copyright office basics Website: http://www.copyright.gov

Procurement Information

Procurement Information New York State Contract Reporter – an on-line publication that provides access to the most current bid opportunities from State agencies, public authorities and public benefit corporations Website: https://www.nyscr.ny.gov New York State Office of General Services (OGS) – awards State Contracts Website: http://ogs.ny.gov/moved.asp Directory of Frequently Purchased Commodities and Services by NYS Agencies Website: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/reports/fiscal/directorycommodities.pdf … Continue reading Procurement Information