What We Can Help You Do

QEDC’s Business Services department assists entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business by providing one-on-one consultations, business development workshops, training courses, and networking events. As Small Business Advisors, we can help you in the following ways:

  1. START YOUR BUSINESS – Help register your business, apply for an EIN, and identify permits and licenses you will need to get started or grow.
  2. PLAN YOUR BUSINESS – Provide information and resources to help you plan for your business in order to minimize risk and maximize your opportunities for success.
  3. FINANCE YOUR BUSINESS – Assist in analyzing your qualifications for obtaining a loan, helping gather all necessary documentation, and preparing you before going to a lender in order increase the opportunity of obtaining financing in an expedited manner.

In addition to the above mentioned services, we assisted in City & State M/WBE certification, and serve as a referral source for CPA consultations and pro-bono legal services for qualified individuals.

We are An Essential Tool for Business Success.

Click here to make an appointment with a business advisor.

The mission of the Queens Economic Development Corporation is to help small businesses.  In view of the Coronavirus, we are taking the following steps:

  • Reboot & Restart is our webinar series commencing May 26.  These  free webinars with experts who will provide advice as businesses prepare to reopen. Selected videos are available to view in our video library.
  • The Resource Guide details programs that  assist small businesses.  These include loans, grants and other aid available through Federal, State, City, and Private agencies. The Resource Guide can be accessed here. It is updated as we receive new information.
  • Assistance in filling out applications and all other client services can be done remotely. To request an appointment, email info@queensny.org and you will be contacted within 24 hours.  Please know our office in Kew Gardens is closed.
  • The Entrepreneur Space Commercial Kitchen Incubator is fully operational and staff is taking additional steps to ensure that it is a safe environment for our clients. For more information, please call 718 392-0025.
  • The Queens Tourism Council is working with our cultural, recreational, restaurant and sporting communities to support them as best we can.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.  Be careful, help those who are vulnerable, wear your mask and wash your hands.


Fuel the Front Lines is an initiative of Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee, Queens Night Market and the QEDC to help to meet the needs of front line healthcare workers, other emergency responders, and Queens communities in need through partnerships with local independent restaurants and food businesses. We will fill the urgent need for nourishment while at the same time providing a lifeline to the small businesses that define our neighborhoods. Make your tax-deductible contribution and help us deliver good food made with love by workers in Queens, for people in Queens.