SBA Increases Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs with New Women's Business Center Opening in Bronx

Release Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Release Number: 
18-16
Contact: 
Bailey Wolff - bailey.wolff@sba.gov

New York – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) New York District Office announced today the grand opening of a Women’s Business Center in Bronx, New York.  The new center, hosted by the Business Outreach Center (BOC), will carry out the mission of helping women entrepreneurs start and grow small businesses. The new center will provide assistance and resources to entrepreneurs in and around New York City.

“Across the nation, SBA supports more-than 100 Women Business Centers that have helped more than 2 million business owners start, grow and expand their companies since the program’s inception in 1988,” said SBA Regional Administrator, Region II, Steve Bulger. “Entrepreneurs that seek support in the early stages of their companies are more successful. This new center in the Bronx encourages more women to utilize the services offered by SBA and join a community of female-entrepreneurs as they start their small businesses.”  

Beth Goldberg, Director of the New York District Office, welcomed the newest WBC to her District and said, “Through the first-half of FY 2018, SBA has already guaranteed more than $90 million in small business loans to women-owned businesses throughout the New York District. SBA’s excited to partner with the BOC WBC to develop in-roads to capital access and small business training. This center will provide support to all Bronx-based businesses so they can grow.”

In fiscal year 2017, the Women’s Business Center program counseled and trained nearly 150,000 entrepreneurs nationwide.  According to the SBA’s Office of Advocacy, there are 9.9 million women-owned businesses in the U.S.  They employ more than eight million workers, provide more than $264 billion in wages and salaries to employees, and contribute $1.7 trillion to the national economy.

Nancy Carin, Executive Director of the Business Outreach Center, the organization responsible for bringing the center to the Bronx, said, “The new BOC Women's Business Center will tap into the wisdom and economic potential in women entrepreneurs. We are very proud to expand our collaboration with the SBA to make the power of business available to these diverse communities.

For entrepreneurs interested in starting or growing their business, contact Tiffany Lopez, WBC Interim Director, at 718-624-9115/tlopez@bocnet.org or visit bocnet.org

To learn more about SBA’s programs and services for women entrepreneurs, visit online at

www.sba.gov/women, and to find your local Women’s Business Center and other SBA resources, visit www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance.