We believe local businesses build stronger communities.

Our 35-year history of serving Harlem continues to transform small businesses into viable economic agents. We strive to inspire new ways of thinking about what’s possible for our entrepreneurs. Our services include running Harlem’s first co-working space, teaching under-served youth how to code and start their own tech company, and offering free business consulting and workshops throughout the neighborhood.






The Lillian Project Women's Accelerator
STEM & Startup Program for Harlem's Youth
Annual Innovation Summit
• Transformational Business Literacy Workshops
• M/WBE Certification
• Networking Events & Meetups
• One-on-One Business Counseling Services
• Community Partnerships
• Harlem Business Lobbying & Advocacy
• Power Networking Forums
• Business Plan & Marketing Plan Assistance
• Micro Loans & Loan Packaging
• Back Office Support Services
Co-working services
• Space Rentals





  • 2012 HBA Business Plan Competition Winner
  • CED Program Participant
  • Restaurant opened March 2014 in Harlem
  • Featured in the Daily News, Complex Magazine, Harlem Gal
  • Featured on Channel 7 – “Neighborhood Eats” special
  • 2013 HBA Business Plan Competition Winner
  • CED Program Participant
  • Sold in stores throughout NYC
  • Semi-finalist in BevNet Live New Beverage Showdown
  • CED Program Participant
  • 2014 Manhattan Small Business of the Year
  • 2013 Crain’s 40 under 40 list
  • Hired over 60 employees