Business Resources

Each year, the Flatbush Nostrand Junction BID aims to create a more vibrant commercial corridor by introducing new business improvement initiatives, and helping new and established businesses find the resources they need to succeed.

We work very hard with local businesses to provide new and expanded services that improve the working and trading environment of the area.

Doing Business in Brooklyn gets Easier with Us

We’re your one stop business development office. Whether you’re starting, expanding or relocating a business to our community, we have the connections and tools that will smooth your way.

The Flatbush Junction BID (the BID) will connect you to local, regional and state resources to help streamline your development. Our team is ready to meet with you to answer your questions about our community, business environment and vacant property inventory. Just give us a call today.

Understanding PPP Loan Forgiveness

Understanding PPP Loan Forgiveness

How the Bring Back Brooklyn Fund Works

How the EIDL Loan Works

How the EIDL Loan Works

How the Payroll Protection Program Works

Documentation & Filing

LLC Filing as a Corporation or Partnership

  • Filing as a Partnership – Form 1065 [link]
  • Filing as a Corporation – Form 1120 [link]
  • Paying Employment taxes & Possible Pitfalls – Publication 3402 [link]

New York Department of State- Filing & Regulation

  • Business Corporations, LLC’s & Occupational Licenses [link]
  • Building Standards and Codes [Link]
  • Uniform Commercial Code Forms & Fees [Link]

Small Business Administration Resources

  • Choose Your Business Name [link]
  • Register Your Business Name [link]
  • Register With State Agencies [link]

IRS Business and Non-Profit Resources

  • Tax Information For Businesses [Link]
  • Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits [link]
  • Employer Identification Number[Link]
Community/ Business Partners

Neighborhood & District Entities

  • 70th Precinct Community Council [link]
  • Community Board 14 [link]
  • HABNET Chamber of Commerce [link]
  • Flatbush Development Corporation [link]

NYC Government-managed Business Centers

  • Pursuit (formerly – New York Business Development Corporation) [link]
  • New York State Small Business Information [link]
  • NYC Business Solutions [link]
  • NYC Department of Small Business Services [link]
  • NYC Business Express [link]
  • United States Small Business Administration [link]

NYC Business-friendly Departments

  • Metropolitan Transit Authority [link]
  • NYC Department of Transportation [link]
  • NYC Financial Network Action Consortium [link]
  • NYC Sanitation [link]
  • New York Workforce One Centers [link]
  • NYC Small Business First [link]

Brooklyn Borough-managed Business Centers

  • Brooklyn Business Library [link]
  • Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce [link]
  • Brooklyn College Small Business Center [link]

Financial Resources

Pratt Center for Community Development [link]
200 Willoughby Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 636-3486
Pratt Center for Community Development works for a more just, equitable and sustainable New York City in partnership with community-based groups, small businesses, and the public sector.

Small Business Resource Center at the New York Public Library [link]
The NYC Small Business Resource Center at the Business Center offers a myriad of resources to help you start and grow your small business.

Project Enterprise [link]

Business Outreach Center Network, Inc. [link]
Business Outreach Center Network’s mission is to improve the economic prospects of traditionally underserved groups, with a focus on low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs and their communities, and thereby create genuinely brighter futures. At the heart of our mission is the belief that whatever their differences, people and communities share a common goal: to achieve economic stability and growth. Working in partnership with culturally diverse individuals and organizations in support of this shared goal is the hallmark of BOC.


CAMBA Small Business Services [link]
1720 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 287-2600,

CAMBA is a community of clients, staff, volunteers, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.

Accion [link]

Our vision is to build a financially inclusive world with access to economic opportunity for all. Our mission is to give people the financial tools they need to improve their lives. Accion works to empower families, small businesses, and communities overlooked by the global financial system. We expand access to critical financial tools and open opportunities to build resilience, grow, and succeed. We find, fund, and grow companies creating new ways to meet the financial needs of the underserved. We advance inclusive financial services through rigorous research and advocacy for evidence-based change. We work with partners around the world who believe in the importance of creating a financially inclusive world.

Kickstarter [link]

Kiva [link]

Women’s Venture Fund [link]
902 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010
(212) 563-0499

Founded in 1994, The Women’s Venture Fund (WVF) is a nonprofit organization that helps women to establish thriving businesses in urban communities with funding and business development programs.

Business Resources

Whether you are looking to start or grow a business, learning to tackle a government procurement contract for the first time, or wanting certification as a minority, veteran, or women-owned business, there are many local, regional, and national resources available.

The following organizations offer a mix of informational, financial, training, and networking services to help businesses start and/or grow.

New Business Checklist (Link):

The State of New York provides a convenient check list with the basic requirements for starting a new business in New York.

City of New York M/WBE Certification Program (Link):

  • The NYC Department of Small Business Services runs the M/WBE program to promote fairness and equity in City procurement processes.
  • For more information, call the Certification Helpline at 212-513-6311 or email for more details.

NYS Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Link

  • Assists small businesses to start, grow, and be profitable. Services are free and confidential with additional low cost training options available.
  • The SBDC Brooklyn office is located at NYC College of Technology, 25 Chapel Street, 11th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201

Business Licenses (Link):

The State of New York Department of Licensing Services issues licenses required for doing business in New York State. To determine whether or not a license is needed

New York State Minority Business Enterprise (MWBE)

  • Administered by Empire State Development, to encourage minority business participation in the State’s procurement process.
  • For more information, call the Certification Helpline: (212) 803-2414 or Visit our website

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (Link)

  • This office offers free services to help businesses start, operate, and expand in New York City.
  • Whether you need financing assistance, legal advice, and ways to score new business opportunities with the City. For more information, go to the NYC SBS Business Solutions website

Legal Services – New York State

Start Small Think Big

Small business owners and nonprofit organizations can learn more about various financial assistance programs in New York State, and can get connected with lawyers or business advisors through Start Small Think Big. The website also provides free informational webinars about the COVID-19 crisis and how businesses can navigate the challenges brought by the pandemic.

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

VLA provides pro bono legal services to low-income at-risk artists and all nonprofit arts organizations in every artistic discipline. VLA offers remote services and has implemented an expedited intake process for arts-related issues affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The organization assists with issues specifically connected to
New York, New Jersey or Connecticut.

American Bar Association’s Free Legal Answers

ABA hosts a virtual legal advice clinic allowing qualifying users to post their civil legal questions to their state’s website. Attorney volunteers will provide legal information and advice to users nationwide via email.

While LawHelpNY does not specifically focus on business-related legal issues, LawHelpNY provides free legal information on a variety of issues for New Yorkers who cannot afford an attorney, including helpful resources for employees related to COVID-19 and applying for New York State Unemployment Insurance benefits. The website also includes a legal directory and LiveHelp chatting service through which individuals can find free legal services programs in New York based on their specific legal issue.

Volunteers of Legal Service

The Volunteers of Legal Service have created a number of informational guides to help organizations throughout New York State identify and apply for financial assistance during the COVID19 pandemic. If small business owners are interested in receiving free legal advice, they can contact the Volunteers of Legal Services through the information listed on the website.

Lawyers Alliance for New York

Lawyers Alliance provides legal assistance and information to assist nonprofits in New York City. Nonprofits may contact Lawyers Alliance for assistance through telephone consultations, emergency trainings and other outreach to help keep pace with the variety of legal issues caused by the COVID-19 crisis. This organization also continues to provide a number of resources for nonprofits related to COVID-19, including resources regarding insurance coverage considerations, board governance issues, and more.

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

NYPLI offers a variety of services to help nonprofits navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. NYPLI’s Pro Bono Clearinghouse connects nonprofit organizations to free legal services and resources around New York City, including advice regarding the Paycheck Protection Program. Nonprofits can also access valuable information related to COVID-19 on the NYPLI’s website, covering a wide-range of topics such as effective remote work practices, grant opportunities, and the impact of recent federal legislation.

Incubator & Workspace Community

By fostering incubator and co-working space networks that provides low-cost space, business services, training, and networking opportunities to startups and small businesses across a variety of sectors. As your business expands we hope you will consider the Junction for your office location.

Below is a list of community-oriented and affordable incubators, wet lab spaces, and shared workspaces in Brooklyn:

DUMBO Incubator
20 Jay St, Suite #312, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 407-6561

The NYU Tandon Future Labs are the first public-private partnership with New York City tasked with creating a sustainable incubation program focused on increasing the success rate of new ventures and generating positive economic impact. If your startup is focused on AI, digital media, clean energy, or any other world-changing tech —or if you’re a military veteran seeking to transition to civilian life as an entrepreneur—you’ll find the guidance, expertise, resources, and community you need to succeed in today’s innovation economy.

Brooklyn Art Incubator
47 Hall St, Suite #1, Brooklyn, NY 11205
(347) 365-6991

Brooklyn Art Incubator (BAI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, conducting workshops to help facilitate community-led development projects, providing arts education classes to help amplify the voices of the marginalized, and supporting social artists and public art projects around the world.

1120 Washington Ave, Floor 2, Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 484-8866

Brooklyn Art Incubator (BAI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, conducting workshops to help facilitate community-led development projects, providing arts education classes to help amplify the voices of the marginalized, and supporting social artists and public art projects around the world.

Made in NY Media Center
30 John Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 729-6677

Downstate Biotechnology Incubator
760 Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

Brooklyn FoodWorks
630 Flushing Avenue, Second Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Urban Future Lab
15 MetroTech Center, 19th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Urban Future Lab is New York City’s climatetech innovation hub for clean energy, sustainable urban infrastructure, and deep decarbonization. We are leading the way to a more sustainable world by connecting people, capital, and purpose to advance market-ready solutions to address climate change.

Brooklyn Commons
495 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 11225 (718) 989-5700
7 Marcus Garvey Blvd. Brooklyn, NY, 11206 (718) 260-6441

From bread factory to coworking space, BKLYN Commons continues to move forward as a collaborative innovation hub. With a members-first motto, BKLYN Commons delivers on its mission in providing entrepreneurs and small business owners access to flexible, community-driven work spaces, resources, and experiences.

Work Heights

Work Heights is a locally owned coworking company in Brooklyn. We have 5 locations, that all our members share. Our spaces are located in the neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Prospect
Heights, Clinton Hill, and Bed Stuy.

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