Since our start in 1986, the Pace SBDC has worked directly with more than 16,000 small businesses, helping them to invest over $170 million in the area's economy, and create or save over 7,000 jobs.

Connect with lenders and other investment sources to secure funds to purchase equipment or property, or for working capital to operate your business.

Financing for your Business
Business Plan

Get help writing a business plan, the “roadmap” for a business venture, which is invaluable whether or not you are seeking funding.

Develop realistic and comprehensive financial projections to both effectively plan for your business’ growth as well as to potentially secure financing.

Developing Financial Projections

Secure free demographic, economic and other key market research through our Research Network to help determine target market potential.

Market Research

Get guidance to help bring your idea from concept to reality, and assess the obligations and responsibilities of different legal structures.

Business Start-up Assistance

Brainstorm effective marketing and sales strategies, including social media & website development, to communicate the benefits of your products & services.


NY Forward Loan Fund Panel Discussion

Monday, December 7, 2020, from 2-3 pm EST

The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with Empire State DevelopmentTruFund Financial Services, and Community Preservation Corp for a panel discussion on the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF). Launched to support NYS small businesses, nonprofits, and small landlords that suffered a direct economic hardship as a result of COVID-19, NYFLF provides working capital loans of up to $100,000​. Interest rate for the loans is 3% for small businesses and small landlords and 2% for nonprofits and is for a five-year term with interest-only payments due during the first twelve months. 


As part of the panel discussion, you will hear from two NLFLF lenders, TruFund Financial Services and Community Preservation Corp, regarding application requirements and examples of loans they have provided, as well as from a representative from Empire State Development, NYS' economic development agency regarding NYS-sponsored financial resources. The panel will also leave time for Q&A for you to connect with the lenders and explore whether this program and/or others they offer may be an effective financing option for your venture. 



New York SBDC Business Training

For information and registration links to other free webinars offered by the NY Small Business Development Center network click here


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Pace University SBDC

163 William Street, Room 328

New York, NY, 10038   


Office:  (212) 618-6655


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