Resources Corner

The Resources Corner is updated periodically and offers useful tools and frameworks for MWLBE to advance their goals within their industry. 

Opportunities for MWLBE Firms:  

Columbia University Manhattanville Campus Construction Updates: – Stay up to date with design and construction projects in Manhattanville there are numerous opportunities for people with a wide range of skills and experience.  

The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – SBDC offers resources, mentorship, and programs for small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Harlem and the southern Bronx neighborhoods. 

Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) – CDFIs finance community businesses, including small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real estate, and affordable housing. 

Harlem Community Development Corporation – Through various partnerships, HCDC plans and facilitates a wide range of community revitalization initiatives, strengthening upper Manhattan and its economically and culturally vibrant communities. 

LISC NYC – LISC NYC’s economic development work aims to improve the health of neighborhoods by investing in projects and businesses that build the social, physical, and economic assets of low-income residents. 

NYC Small Business Services Resources - The Office is responsible for oversight, policy, and accountability of the City's M/WBE Program. It serves as a One-Stop-Shop for M/WBEs interested in doing business with the city and its agencies. 

NY Women in Business Library Page - New York Women in Business (NYWIB) is a network of professional organizations that gives small business owners access to mentoring, networking, training and business resources.

suggested readings

Suggested Reading for Business Best Practices: 


The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable - Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. 

Managing the Profitable Construction Business: The Contractor's Guide to Success and Survival Strategies - Discover how to maneuver through this complicated and risky industry by using the authors' research and proven success strategies to sustain and grow your business. 

Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Entrepreneurial Businesses - Grow to Greatness discusses the top ten growth challenges and how to overcome them. Grow to Greatness lays out a framework for how to approach business development—and how to manage its risks and pace. 


Suggested Webinars and Shows: 

Building an Effective Succession Planning and Exit Strategy 
*Offered through M.S. Construction Administration Program

Entrepreneurship and Leadership in Times of Crisis 
*Offered through M.S. Construction Administration Program

CU Grow on Urbanology
Every month, representatives and supporters of the CU Grow program, including current and past program participants, are invited as special guests to discuss current trends that can affect or influence MWBE business as well as to promote MWBE firms and opportunities on the “MWBE Corner” segment of Urbanology.