The Columbia-Harlem SBDC offers high-quality programs to New Yorkers who want to improve the performance of an existing business. Learn more by following the links.

  • Brand Story Workshops
    •  Entrepreneurs learn storytelling techniques and technical skills to translate their business value proposition into a short engaging video. 
  • Columbia Community Business Program (CCBP)
    • A 20-month accelerator program modeled after the Masters in Business Administration and designed for owners of growing NYC enterprises.
  • Cultivate Small Business
    • The 12-week program provides industry specific education, networks and mentoring along with the opportunity to apply for capital grants.
  • Harlem Local Vendors Program (HLVP)
    • A one-year program offering business coaching, peer learning and a small business intensive education course to local producers of food, gifts, textiles, gifts and beauty products. 
  • Pitch Workshops 
    • Two workshops to improve business communication skills, culminating in a competition at Columbia Business School for a cash prize every semester.
  • Shop Harlem Made
    • This program help local makers and manufacturers identify new audiences interested in purchasing from or working with BIPOC founders in Harlem. 
  • Small Business Network of the Americas
    •  As a member, the Columbia-Harlem SBDC works with similarly situated centers in Chile and Guatemala to help them grow their capacity in their home countries.  
  • Additional Programs
    • Other Columbia-Harlem SBDC programs include credit counseling, a high school training program for small business accounting, and a CBS incubator.