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Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center

Serving New York County

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Center Success Story:
Jutras Simon of Sugar Monk

We think New York is great for small business -- and so do our clients.

Since our start in 2009, the expert advisors of the Columbia-Harlem SBDC have worked directly with 3,858 businesses, helping them to invest $195,625,029 in the area's economy, and create or save 5,913 jobs.

Start a Business, Grow Your Business, Fund Your Business!

The Columbia University Small Business Development Center offers workshops to help residents of New York State who want to start and finance small businesses.

We are proud to partner with Columbia Business School to provide coaching to residents of our regional area, Upper Manhattan.

We utilize the Business Model Canvas and focus on:
Strengths based Leadership practices for Startup clients.

For clients seeking financial investment, we provide:
-credit counseling;
-cash flow budgeting;
-and pitch deck development
-including financial projections.

We are excited to meet you and help you on your journey!
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If you or your business reside in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success.  Among other things, we help our clients:

  • understand the importance of a business plan
  • discover sources of funding
  • prepare for e-commerce
  • identify avenues for exporting goods & services
  • develop marketing plans
  • assess an invention’s viability
  • comply with licensing & regulations

And thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge.

Contacting the Columbia-Harlem SBDC:

Center: 2128537416

David Geffen Hall, Room 209
645 West 130th Street
New York, NY 10027  

Directions to the center

Director: Kaaryn Nailor Simmons

Email Address:

Hrs. of Operation:
(Virtual and In Person) by appointment only