Baruch College SBDC and Futureworks Shops Partnership
The Baruch College Small Business Development Center (Baruch SBDC) located at the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship has teamed up with SecondMuse & NYCEDC's Futureworks Shops to extend its business counseling services to all members and clients at other Futureworks Shops partners in NYC. Advisors from the Baruch SBDC are available to advise these entrepreneurs, makers, and business owners on areas relating to sales, marketing, finance, operations and other business matters.

Moreover, specific programming and tools can be developed based on community needs. A Futureworks Shops Accelerator in Brooklyn, requested a financial workshop for their members. Baruch SDBC advisors developed a customized presentation on the topic and are now working with several of the member entrepreneurs to pursue the financial goals they outlined at that time.

Futureworks Shops is New York City’s collaborative network of prototyping and innovation spaces where hardware startups turn their ideas into reality. All throughout 2019, you can access subsidized and discounted workspace, machinery and consulting expertise throughout the city. From studio space at NYDesigns in Long Island City, to CNC expertise at Supersmith in Red Hook. Futureworks Shops also introduces the Futureworks Shops R&D Fellowship, a pilot program that prepares aspiring engineers for jobs at hardware startups.
The Baruch College Small Business Development Center provides small business owners and entrepreneurs in New York with high quality, confidential business counseling, training, and business research at no cost. The center has worked with more than 20,000 entrepreneurs since its inception in 1993. The center also hosts the SBDC Prototyping Project which offers support to help clients move from concept to prototype through 3D designing, printing, and advisory services.

While entrepreneurs are free to take advantage of Baruch SBDC’s services on their own accord, Futureworks Shops leaders are encouraged to discuss such organizational alliances. To learn more, contact the Baruch SBDC at 646 312 4790.

The New York Small Business Development Center is a Partnership Program with the SBA, administered by the State University of New York. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Futureworks Shops is a program run by SecondMuse and funded by NYCEDC.


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