Resources For Economic Support For Small Businesses In Harlem And Uptown

Greetings from the Columbia Harlem Small Business Development Center:

As the regional U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Resource Partner, our center is uniquely positioned to help small business in Harlem and Upper Manhattan gain access to the monies (over $500B) which is being distributed as grants and loans to businesses impacted by the current economic crisis caused by COVID-19.

We have created a new website with information, forms and instructional videos designed to help your Harlem and Upper Manhattan business get working capital as quickly as possible. The website is updated with new information daily so please bookmark

Because the need is so great, there is now a special section and video in the website for independent contractors, self employed/gig workers, and sole proprietors applying for the SBA disaster relief programs.

This week, we are offering an online workshop for Harlem and Upper Manhattan Small Business Owners. “Welcome To Your Uncertain Future” will be taught by Columbia Business School Instruction Bob Dorf on Wednesday April 8 at 2pm.

To Register, click here.

During these uncertain times, we recommend a strategic planning tool to small business owners: Finagraph To use it, you will need to upload your financial data from Quickbooks. Both are offering significant discounts for businesses affected by the crisis.

As always, we offer (now virtual) intensive one-on-one counseling to our clients at no cost, allowing us to truly build a strong relationship with them.

The Columbia Harlem SBDC continues our commitment to supporting the economic sustainability of New Yorkers-one business at a time.

Be Safe,

Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center

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