For Business Owners

SBIDC manages the Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Business Zone (IBZ) where we have supported local manufacturing and industrial businesses for over 40 years. Whether you’ve just launched or you’ve been operating for years, our team is skilled in various areas and can provide technical assistance and guidance on on many issues.  See below for more information on our full suite of business services:

Tax Credits and Incentives: Our team can provide information, guidance, and application assistance on a wide range of support that can save your business money from the City, State, and energy companies. Click here for more information.

Financing Assistance: Your business has a variety of needs: equipment upgrade, lease holder improvements, property ownership, inventory management, supply chain logistics, staffing. The list goes on. You know these needs require capital but knowing how to access it can be difficult and discouraging. Our team has established relationships with both traditional and nontraditional lenders. We can direct you to a lender that fits your business needs. From Small Business Administration (SBA) loans to term loans and lines of credit, SBIDC can help you find the right fit.  We can also help package your loan application to save you time and money.

Navigating Government: Navigating government regulations can seem daunting for a small business, especially when you do not have the right contacts. For operating businesses and start-ups, we can help you troubleshoot and then resolve any issues you may be having that affect your day-to-day operations. We can connect with you government agencies and utilities in order to access services or respond to fines. Additionally, in the case of emergencies or natural disasters, we can help you recover quickly and restore vital services. Lastly, we strive to help business owners understand government requirements and act as an advocate on their behalf.

Real Estate: Thinking of relocating of Southwest Brooklyn? We have a network of member realtors who know the area very well and can help you find the right space for your business.

Procurement Assistance & M/WBE Certification: No matter what state the economy is in, the government spends billions of dollars on contracts with small businesses. SBIDC and our procurement partners can provide you with procurement assistance so that you can access the government market. We can help you get certified in order to sell your product to the local, state or federal government. Additionally, if you are already procuring your products we can help you seek out other bids.

Plan for Growth: Through our Plan for Growth program, we provide training directly to small business owners. The course supports their expansion by providing instruction on fundamental business topics including marketing, financial accounting, systems operations, supply chain logistics, and human resources. Click here for more information.