Constituent Services

Resources for Small Businesses


There are many resources available to help small business owners succeed.  As the Chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee, Congresswoman Velazquez is always looking to improve services for small firms and ensure that federal programs are open and accessible. 

Despite the existing programs, small business owners often do not know where to turn for help.  Below are links to federal, state and local agencies that provide information and tools for current small business owners and those who are looking to start their own enterprises.

Federal Resources:

State of New York Resources:

New York City Resources:

Resources for Women and Minority Business Owners

Resources for Veterans, National Guard and Reserve members

  • Small Business Administration’s Office of Veteran Business Development offers assistance for small business owners who are veterans, National Guard or Reserve members, and  small businesses that employ National Guard or Reserve members called up to active duty.