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In Brooklyn

There are lots of resources in Brooklyn and New York State that can help you get started in your new biz. For example:

Brooklyn Public Library Business Library
The Brooklyn Public Library Business Library helps entrepreneurs start and run a business. Stop in or use the website.

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Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Techies (T4)
This program, run by Brooklyn Public Library, gives you a chance to learn computer skills and gain valuable experience assisting others as a volunteer. To join the program you need to:
  • Be 14 - 18 years old
  • Take a 2 week course at the library
  • Agree to volunteer at the library a minimum of three hours a week for 6 months
Visit the T4 volunteer page to learn more. To apply, follow the instructions on the website. Questions? Call 718-649-0311 x 135 or e-mail us at
Education & Job Information Center
You probably need some experience and education before you go into business for yourself. The library has located resources to help you out.
Brooklyn Public Library for Teens
BPL has a special site just for teens. It offers free online Homework Help, special programs, helpful links and more.
Business Organizations In and Around Brooklyn
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
About Brooklyn is a must see for information on location and competition.

Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation (BEDC)
Post your biz on the BEDC Marketplace or find classes, data, and assistance.

New York City Department of Small Business Services Solution Center
One stop shop for answers and assistance for NYC business owners.

Small Business Administration (SBA) New York Office

Assistance for the Young Entreprenuer
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Offers classes on what it takes to start and run a company. Contact the head office in NYC to connect with local programs: 212.232.3333.

Junior Achievement (JA)
Check out the programs, classes, and websites for teens interested in business. Contact the local chapter to get a list of schools and organizations that work with JA: 212.907.0053. Following are two of their online interactive programs: