Industrial Business Services

SoBro is the Industrial Business Solutions Provider for all five of the Bronx’s Industrial Business Zones. The specialists at our NYC Business Solutions Center can help you navigate government rules and regulations, apply for funding, recruit and train employees, and more.

Contract Procurement

The city, state, and federal governments provide businesses with billions of dollars in contracting opportunities every year. At SoBro we’re here to help Bronx small businesses identify financial benefits and government contracts that you’re eligible for, and then work with you to cut through the red tape.

SoBro is committed to strengthening commercial and industrial corridors in the Bronx and helping new and existing businesses flourish. The SoBro Center has become a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs offering a diverse menu of development programs for industrial business services that includes MWBE/MBE certification, procurement assistance, commercial real estate assistance, financing, and technical assistance.

Business Services

Helping Businesses Thrive in the South Bronx

SoBro will connect you with the resources you need to start, operate, or expand your business. Trained business specialists are available to help you connect to money-saving incentives, navigate government rules and regulations, apply for funding to launch or grow your business, and train employees.

Incentives

Starting a business can be both exciting and complex. It requires grit, patience, tenacity, and incredible amounts of time and energy. 

 

At SoBro, we can equip you with the best possible supportive services and government incentive programs to ease the myriad challenges you will face as a business owner. Talk to one of our team members today to start the process of receiving services. Whether you are at the concept/idea stage of starting a business, on the path to securing contracts and government certifications, or ready to scale, the SoBro Business Development Team is here to serve and support.

Financing Assistance

Secure the financing you need. We will help you identify alternative lenders and package your loan application so that you can operate or expand your business. We can also help you submit applications for funding programs designed to help with working capital, equipment, or property acquisition.

Business Planning and Training

We offer training, technical support, and business development resources to startup Bronx businesses and residents. Entrepreneurs can participate in various startup classes that are offered through SoBro’s Entrepreneurial Development Center, while established businesses can contact the business services team to discuss programs that might help their businesses grow. Whether you want to invest in new technology, seek a larger market share, reduce costs, or train employees, we offer solutions to help you achieve your goals.

Navigating Government Bureaucracy 

Cut through the red tape. We connect businesses with the right government agencies to get permits and licenses, resolve violations, and help businesses recover from emergencies and natural disasters.

Real Estate Search Assistance

Our staff can help you locate retail and commercial real estate in the Bronx for your expansion or relocation needs.

Credit Inc.

Through Credit Inc., SoBro provides business loans and technical assistance to qualifying Bronx small businesses, helping to provide critical financial services in the borough with the lowest number of banks per capita.

Jerome Avenue Redevelopment

The Jerome Avenue Corridor is being rezoned to add affordable housing, repair the environment, and provide new economic opportunities to the community. Learn how SoBro is contributing to this exciting work.

Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs)

SoBro is committed to providing minority- and women-owned businesses with the knowledge, skills, and access to markets and capital that they need to grow and prosper.

Entrepreneurial Development

We offer startup Bronx businesses and residents education on the basic principles of entrepreneurship, one-on-one business counseling, and technical assistance for financing, marketing, and government procurement.

Jay Castillo

President
JAM Electronics Inc.
Bronx, NY

SoBro’s business services team has helped our business get through these challenging times. Jam Electronics will be able to grow and expand thanks to their support. Jam received Economic Disaster Injury Loans with help from SoBro and we look forward to continuing to provide our customers with our high-quality services.