Small Business Assistance

Helping Small Businesses Thrive

Small businesses are the lifeblood of communities, especially if run by owners who cater to local needs and keep money in the community. IMPACCT Brooklyn provides comprehensive services to help entrepreneurs get started, grow or expand their businesses. Our mission is to be a catalyst for economic development—creating alliances with elected officials, local business groups, and individual businesses to stabilize neighborhoods.

Frequently asked questions about small business development

Navigating the sea of paperwork needed to launch a business often drowns small businesses. IMPACCT Brooklyn is a lifeline for both new and struggling businesses, helping them find a location, access professional services, and run their businesses more efficiently. We are proud to offer:
  • Loan application assistance, in partnership with financial institutions.
  • Assistance in developing a marketing plan.
  • Counseling on legal and accounting issues.
  • Assist with lease review and negotiations.
Yes. Working with educators and local business mentors, IMPACCT Brooklyn has launched the Rolling Up the Gates/ Project Restart with a range of informative courses to help get your small business off the ground and continue to thrive. Classes are filling up, so click here to view the available dates.
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If you have benefitted from IMPACCT Brooklyn’s work or would like to help other small businesses, you can offer your support by becoming a member or making a contribution. Click here to donate.

Business Impact

We help micro & small businesses to navigate crises and weather storms. Our Project Restart Grant, launched during the pandemic with the support of a Goldman Sachs administered donor-advised fund, helped 44 minority and women owned small businesses survive the COVID-19 shutdowns.
OUR IMPACT
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small businesses supported with grants and rent-relief through a pandemic

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“IMPACCT’s program gave me a bit of foresight about what to expect and what to prepare. Without that, it would have been a bit more tenuous because I was going through the homebuying process for the first time.”
Duane Cornish