Local Elected Officials

Local Elected Officials Congressman Eliot L. Engel Website: Contact: joseph.o’ Phone Number: 718-796-9700 State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson Website: Contact: Phone Number: 718-547-8854 Assemblyman Carl E. Heastie Website: Contact: Phone Number: 718-654-6539 Councilman Andy King Website: Contact: Phone Number: 718-684-5509 Councilman Andrew Cohen Website: Contact: Phone number: 718-549-7300

Government/Local Resources

Government / Local Resources Local Community Board 12 Website: Phone Number: 718-881-4455 Email: Local Police Precinct Website: Phone Number: 718-920-1211 The Official New York City Website Website: Phone Number: 311 or outside NY (212) NEW-YORK The New York Police Department Website: Phone Number: 911 Department of Transportation Website: Phone Number: 718-330-3000 (busses) 511 (Trains)

Bronx County Resources

Bronx County Resources Mosholu Preservation Corporation (MPC) Website: SoBRO: South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation Website: Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation [BOEDC] Website: Bronx Small Business Development Center Of Lehman College Website:

New York Resources

New York Resources NY Empire State Development Corporation Website: New York State Small Business Development Center Website:

National Resources

National Resources US Small Business Administration (SBA) Website: SBA Office of Women’s Business Ownership Website: SCORE (guidance from Senior Corp of Retired Executives) – on-line mentoring Website: Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) Website: National Association for the Self-Employed Website: Women Impacting Public Policy – a national bipartisan public policy organization Website: IBM SME Toolkit (general … Continue reading National Resources

Access to Financing

Access to Financing ACCIONUSA Website: NY Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) Website: Individual Development Accounts (IDA) Resources Website: BOC Capital Corporation (for NYC businesses) Website: Count-Me-In – Online Loan Program Website: Business Initiative Corporation Website:

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: Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center Website: Two New Tax Benefits Aid Employers Who Hire and Retain Unemployed Workers Website:,,id=220326,00.html Small Business Health Care Credit for Small Employers Website:,,id=223666,00.html Child Care Tax Center Website: … Continue reading Internal Revenue Service’s Resources

Legal Resources

Legal Resources SBA Small Business Planner: Handle Legal Concern Website: Pro Bono Partnership – provides nonprofit organizations with free, expert business legal advice Website: New York State Division of Corporations (for information about legal business entities) Website:

Intellectual Property Protection

Intellectual Property Protection Patent and Trademark Office – Basic facts about trademarks Website: Patent and Trademark Office – Basic facts about patents Website: Copyright Office – Copyright office basics Website:

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: New York State Office of General Services (OGS) – awards State Contracts Website: Directory of Frequently Purchased Commodities and Services by NYS Agencies Website: … Continue reading Procurement Information