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Upper Manhattan Business Outreach Center (BOC)
Sponsored by the Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation

Connecting Small Businesses. Strengthening Local Economies. BOC.

If you are the owner of a small business, or are thinking of starting a new business, take advantage of our valuable free services and information.

We offer a wide range of business services to the small business community, including information and assistance with:

  • BO$$ Micro-Business Development Program
  • One-on-one business counseling
  • Start-ups
  • Access to financing
  • Licensing and permit information
  • La Plaza De Las Americas Street Vendors Market
  • Business plan & financial statement development/review
  • Business training and technical assistance referral
  • Business legal services (through the Legal Aid Society)
  • Identifying financing opportunities
  • Marketing
  • Import/export information
  • Contacting city and state agencies for your business
  • BO$$ Micro-Loan Program
  • Construction Loan and Management Program (CLAMP) for minority and women contractors
  • Riverside Church/Grow America Fund
  • Languages spoken: Spanish/English

Our contacts in the public and private business world will enable you to get the expert advice and help you need.

So, if you have a business question, we have an answer.

Come to BOC!

Call us now at: 212 795-1600
Reach us via e-mail at:

Visit us in Washington Heights at: 57 Wadsworth Avenue (corner of 176th Street)

Upper Manhattan Business Outreach Center
Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation
57 Wadsworth Avenue (corner of 176th Street)
New York, NY 10033-7048
tel.: 212 795-1600
fax: 212 781-4051

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Rosendo Hernandezís grocery store in an up-and-coming neighborhood near 187th St. was ten years old and going strong when he decided, in 1999, to make some minor improvements to it. But finding a bank willing to lend him the money proved to be impossible. Thatís when BO$$ stepped in with a $20,000 loan. Two years later, after Hernandez had successfully repaid his initial loan with us, he decided to fix up his store again, but this time more substantially. So, he came back to BO$$ and we packaged a $65,000 loan for him through the Riverside Church Economic Opportunity Fund. Today, he and his newly-refurbished store are thriving.

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