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ABOUT US 

The Brooklyn Business Center (BBC) has become a go-to source for helping aspiring  entrepreneurs and managers of existing organizations and start-ups. The BBC is part of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (BSRC), a non-profit which is the first Community Development Corporation in the US.

The BBC is funded in part by the New York State Entrepreneurial Assistance program and is an Entrepreneurial Assistance Center.

The BBC’s services include 1-on-1 business coaching, access to capital, mentoring, business planning classes, assistance preparing MWBE applications and help writing business plans. We assist with locating third party resources such as pro bono legal services. In the past five years, the BBC has enabled clients to increase revenues by $3.1 million, obtain $2.4 million in financing and add 91 new employees and retain 85 employees.

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OUR MISSION

We strive to provide the best possible information and assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs and managers of existing organizations and start-ups. We will offer in-depth client engagement through our experienced staff. Our goal is to be the go-to resource for entrepreneurs in New York State.

MEET THE TEAM

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Gordon Bell
EVP Strategy & Business Development

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BJ Handal
Senior Advisor & Management Consultant

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Tokunbo Anifalaje
Director

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Sydney Wayman
Deputy Director

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Atim Oton
Client Engagement Coordinator

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