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Long Island Business Resources, Associations & Networking Groups

Business Development and Counseling

Small Business Advisory Committee of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce.
Business advice is available free. Call 631-423-6100.

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
Free one-on-one assistance with business planning, marketing, financial management skills and technology transfer are just a few of the ways we can help to improve the viability of your small business.
Stony Brook SBDC
Farmingdales SBDC

Retired executives offer free help with starting and running a business. A resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Suffolk County Women's Business Enterprise Coalition (SCWBEC)
SCWBEC provides WBEs with the tools to compete for government and corporate contracts; mentors new WBEs; and creates networking/sales opportunities for coalition members. The group operates under the auspices of the Suffolk County Executive, and holds monthly meetings and annual events.

Long Island Development Corporation
Long Island Development Corporation (LIDC) is part of a 501C3 not-for-profit economic development family providing a variety of low cost loan programs and free technical assistance to help businesses and not-for-profit organizations in New York, concentrating on Long Island. http://www.lidc.org/

Empire State Development
Empire State Development (ESD) is New York State’s primary agent for economic development, dedicated to making New York the most compelling place in which to live, work and do business.

Small Business Administration (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA offers a variety of programs and loan products to assist small businesses.
SBA Long Island branch office

Associations & Networking Groups

The Long Island Advancement of Small Business (LIASB)
The Long Island Advancement of Small Business helps small business owners on Long Island by providing informative, entertaining seminars that arm the small business owner with the tools necessary to compete with “Big Business”.  In addition, the LIASB provides a single voice to its members that will be heard by Local, State and Federal political leaders.

Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA)
The Hauppauge Industrial Association provides educational programs, career resources, research capabilities, mentoring opportunities, business advisory services and networking events for businesses.

Long Island Association
The LIA’s mission is to lead the region’s development, bringing together disparate factions within the community to forge regional solutions to Long Island’s problems. The LIA also acts as an umbrella business organization, providing products and services designed to assist the growth of businesses large and small.


Minority and Woman-owned Certification

Women Presidents' Educational Organization (WPEO)
Women Presidents' Educational Organization is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that acts as the regional partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). We are a coalition of corporations, regionally focused women’s business organizations and certified women business owners.

Other Resources

Miller Business Resource Center
The Miller Business Resource Center, located at the Middle Country Public LIbrary, offers access to research and other resources for businesses, the self-employed, and non-profits. http://www.millerbusinesscenter.org/


Business Directory

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