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Start Small Think Big

https://www.startsmallthinkbig.org/

Who We Are

Start Small Think Big (“Start Small”) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on pairing entrepreneurs positioned to grow their businesses with top pro bono attorneys and financial and marketing experts. Our thoughtful and highly curated blend of one-on-one legal, financial management, and marketing services equips businesses with a solid foundation on which to create jobs and build wealth through entrepreneurship.

Who We Serve

Area(s)
  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • New York City (all 5 NYC boroughs)
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Income Guidelines

Start Small considers several factors in determining eligibility for our services, including:

Readiness Level
Household income/family size
Benefit to the community/personal impact
Scalability of the business/capacity to generate additional local employment

Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
YES
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
NO
Eligibility Restrictions

All clients must meet Start Small’s eligibility criteria. They must own a for-profit business; they must already be selling goods or services, or have a legal need that keeps them from operating; they must be below certain limits for household income and assets; and they must live in or operate a business in either New York City or the Bay Area (either San Francisco or Alameda county).

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
Description of Services

Provide Legal Assistance Start Small provides clients access to small business legal assistance, primarily by referring our clients to firms for pro bono counsel. This assistance ensures that our clients develop a sound legal infrastructure for their businesses, helping them to manage the risks associated with starting a small business and providing them with a stable foundation upon which to grow. Our volunteer attorneys address various legal issues including: (i) choosing and forming an appropriate legal structure for the business or restructuring it to permit additional equity participation; (ii) corporate governance/corporate housekeeping; (iii) contract review and drafting; (iv) commercial lease review and negotiation; (v) employment advice; (vi) tax, including sales tax; (vii) intellectual property; (viii) legal aspects of doing business online; and (ix) some regulatory, licensing, and permitting needs.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Phone +

Phone Number
(646) 723-4055
Hours
Monday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Documents

We suggest that you have access to the documents listed below when you complete your application:

If applicable, an electronic copy of your business plan
Your most recent credit report (pulled within the last 60 days)
Any legal document relevant to your business
If you are being sued, any court documents you have received about the matter

It may be helpful for you to also have access to:

A personal budget
W2s
Business financial statements (balance sheet, profit and loss, start-up costs, cash flow statement)
Personal/business tax returns

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Documents

We suggest that you have access to the documents listed below when you complete your application:

If applicable, an electronic copy of your business plan
Your most recent credit report (pulled within the last 60 days)
Any legal document relevant to your business
If you are being sued, any court documents you have received about the matter

It may be helpful for you to also have access to:

A personal budget
W2s
Business financial statements (balance sheet, profit and loss, start-up costs, cash flow statement)
Personal/business tax returns

Information

Complete the intake application online at https://applications.neotalogic.com/a/sstbapplication

General Contact Information

Address
Start Small Think Big
8 West 126th Street (map)
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10027
Phone
(646) 723-4053
Website
https://www.startsmallthinkbig.org/
Email
Last Review and Update: May 08, 2019

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