Starting a business can be overwhelming. If you own a minority- or women-owned business, the Minorities and Women Business Enterprise program coordinates a variety of workshops and training to offer guidance on such topics as writing proposals and how to get state certified.

Also, plenty of resources at the local, state and federal levels are available to help you launch a successful business.

Rockland Community College
Brucker Hall #6101
145 College Road
Suffern, N.Y. 10901-3699
Contact: Thomas Morley, Director
Tel: (845) 356-6065

  • Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
    SCORE is a national network of volunteer business executives who provide start-up and small business expertise. SCORE volunteers serve as "Counselors to Americas Small Business."

120 Bloomingdale Road
White Plains, N.Y. 10605
Tel: (914) 948-3907

Route  9A
Valhalla, N.Y. 10595-1698
Contact: Ann Rubenzahl
Tel: (914) 606-6618

1133 Westchester Avenue, Suite N-220
White Plains, N.Y. 10604
Contact: Anne Janiak, Director
Tel: (914) 948-6098 ext. 12

  • Community Capital New York
    Community Capital serves as an economic catalyst working to strengthen the prosperity of our communities and the lives of the people who live in them. By leveraging education, human and civic resources and through flexible, innovative and responsible financing, we enable traditionally underserved people to become stake holders in a more inclusive economy.

7 West Cross Street
Hawthorne, N.Y. 10532
Tel: (914) 747-8020

  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
    The SBA provides information about various programs that can help position businesses for contractual opportunities within federal government.

26 Federal Plaza, Suite 3100
New York, N.Y. 10278
Contact: Larry Pontillo
Tel: (212) 264-9494