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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NJ Association of Women Business Owners
Networking • Any or All

NJAWBO – Women Supporting Women

MetroEast Region: Essex, Hudson and Union Counties

Team Chair: Taryn Abrahams, 973-803-6118, Empower Behavioral Services, LLC

NJ Business Action Center
Business Development • Government Agency • Jersey City

The New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) serves as a “one-stop” shop for businesses, helping companies to stay and grow in New Jersey, as well as locate in the state. The Center’s business advocates work to encourage entrepreneurship by supporting businesses of all sizes, advancing the global competitiveness of New Jersey companies, and promoting the State’s attractiveness as a vacation destination and business investment location nationally and internationally.

NJ Economic Development Authority (EDA)

24 Commerce St Ste 301, Newark, NJ 07102 •
Finance/Capital/Loans • Government Agency • Jersey City

Finances small and mid-sized businesses, administers tax incentives to retain and grow jobs, revitalizes communities through redevelopment initiatives, and supports entrepreneurial development by providing access to training and mentoring programs

NJCU Business Development Incubator (BDI)

285 West Side Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305 •
Community Venue • Incubator/Work Space • Jersey City

The Business Development Incubator (BDI) at New Jersey City University (NJCU) facilitates the formation and development of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures with higher-skill, higher-wage jobs, helping them survive and grow during their critical start-up period. BDI assists young, small companies to commercialize their products, processes and services by providing private office space, shared office resources, and access to technical, financial, legal, marketing, and management assistance.

PNC Insights
Business Development • Any or All

Insights and ideas for Small Business … to help you get the most out of your day and keep your business moving forward.

Rising Tide Capital

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

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

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

Provides mentoring and support to entrepreneurs from seasoned business owners.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Two Gateway Center, Suite 1501, Newark, NJ 07102 •
Business Development • Finance/Capital/Loans • Government Agency • 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.