Our Partners

Initial funding for Business Mentor NY was provided by the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.

MicroMentor - MicroMentor is a free business mentor service for entrepreneurs and a rewarding volunteer opportunity for business professionals. Our mission is to help small businesses grow faster, generate more revenue, and employ more people. We make it easy to find a mentor, be a mentor, and build a business.

Read the case study to hear the story about how MicroMentor and Empire State Development made Business Mentor NY a reality

NYS Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Through a network of 24 regional centers, SBDC delivers high quality business counseling and training to New Yorkers who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business.

New York Rising - Operating under the umbrella of New York Rising, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) utilizes approximately $3.8 billion in flexible funding made available by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program to concentrate aid to four main areas. Paired with additional federal funding that has been awarded to other State agencies, the CDBG-DR program is enabling homeowners, small businesses and entire communities to build back even better than before.