Below is a list of agencies and organizations that provide services, support, and guidance for small businesses in a variety of ways.  Use the search bar and category filter on the right to find the right resources for you.

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Rising Tide Capital

384 MLK Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305 •
Business Plans • Finance/Capital/Loans • Professional Development • Jersey City

Comprehensive training and technical assistance for entrepreneurs. Offers a Community Business Academy to aspiring business owners.

Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Finance/Capital/Loans • Government Agency • Professional Development • Jersey City

Provides mentoring and support to entrepreneurs from seasoned business owners.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Two Gateway Center, Suite 1501, Newark, NJ 07102 •
Finance/Capital/Loans • Government Agency • Professional Development • Jersey City

Financial assistance for new or existing businesses. The SBA offers free consulting services through a number of organizations that can assist you in developing a business plan, registering your business to developing strategies to expand your bsuiness. Additional free counseling, advice and information on starting a business is also available through SCORE.

Small Business Development Center @ New Jersey City University

285 West Side Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey • 201-200-2156 • htpp:// •
Business Plans • Professional Development • Jersey City

Small Business Development Center(SBDC) is one of the Counseling Services provided by the SBA(Small Business Administration). We provide counseling and training to small business entrepreneurs that are looking to start a business or are in business. Our services are free of charge and we provide assistance with all the functionality of operating a small business, including: marketing,business plans, obtaining funding and MBE/WBE Certifications. We have been servicing Hudson County for the past 14 years.

Small Business Majority
Advocacy Group • Jersey City

The Small Business Majority advocates on behalf of small business owners, through conducting research and promoting an economic policy agenda. They also offer an entrepreneurship program designed to educate and deliver practical resources to participants.

The Intersect Fund

59 Lincoln Park, Newark, NJ 08901 •
Finance/Capital/Loans • Professional Development • Jersey City

Provides loans and training to entrepreneurs

The Jersey City Fund

30 Montgomery St, 14th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302 •
Finance/Capital/Loans • Jersey City

10 million dollar loan fund for small businesses plus technical assistance to businesses with unique growth potential.

The New Journal Square Special Improvement District

14 Path Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07306 •
Business Association • Journal Square & India Square

The Journal Square SID oversees the maintenance, security and other programs. The staff also provides day-to-day advocacy on behalf of the district to ensure that the district is safe and clean.