Helping You Establish & Grow Your Small Business

Whether you’ve been in business for two years or two days, or have plans for your first start-up, our Small Business Program exists to help you plan for long-term and scalable growth. If you are self-employed or working independently, you are also an entrepreneur, even if you make your income in cash. Our program is here for you!

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Small Business Planning, Guidance & Resources

Participants in our Small Business program have access to the following free services, workshops, and expert guidance:

  • One-on-one business counseling
  • Business planning
  • Business financing and capital options
  • Employer Identification Number, EIN, application assistance
  • Self-employment resources
  • Determining business structure

Entrepreneurs and small business owners who do not qualify for a Social Security Number (SSN) can still establish and grow their businesses. Learn about the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, ITIN, here and the opportunities it creates for you and your business.

“Ariva offers personalized, free small business support you won’t get anywhere else. We are here to help you build long-term wealth.” – Sharon Fortis, Program Manager

Small Business Program Frequently Asked Questions

Who Is Eligible?

Our Small Business Program is designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Bronx. We support small businesses, including folks who are self-employed or work independently.

What Types of Results Can I Expect from Participating?

Designed for entrepreneurs in the Bronx, we help you determine the type of support you need most and craft a plan together. The personalized services may include small business planning topics like:

  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Employer Education
  • Funding & Access to Capital

How Much Does it Cost to Participate?

Nothing! Like all of our services, our Small Business Program is free. We only require your time and commitment to your personalized business growth plan. Check if you are eligible.

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Schedule Your Free Session

Please call us to determine if you qualify for our services. You can also visit us at our West Farms office in the Bronx:
West Farms Location
1 West Farms Square Plaza, Bronx, NY 10460
Mon. – Fri. 9am – 5pm
718-618-4589 / 718-618-6562