The Hofstra University Entrepreneurial Assistance Center (EAC) is focused on providing technical assistance to small business owners hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic to promote resiliency, retention and future growth. By clicking below, you can connect with a small business counselor and receive guidance and support navigating the myriad of federal and state loan programs, including review and submission of a loan application along with required supporting documentation.  

The EAC also provides technical assistance completing and submitting the New York State Minority/Women Owned-Business Enterprise (M/WBE) online application for those meeting the eligibility requirements. A counselor can discuss the application process with you and how this certification can assist your business to leverage new contract opportunities with government agencies. In the uncertain and changing business climate, M/WBE certification can assist businesses in pivoting toward new target markets and also serves as a powerful marketing tool. 

The Hofstra University Entrepreneurial Assistance Center and the COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Assistance Program are partially funded by a grant from Empire State Development.

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