BOC Women’s Business Centers

Training, one-on-one counseling, networking, and financing resources to help women entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

BOC Network operates two Small Business Association (SBA) Women’s Business Centers that collectively support aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners, with locations in Brooklyn, Staten Island,  Bronx, and Upper Manhattan. Our Women’s Business Centers offer business training, one-on-one counseling, and financing resources to help women entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. 

At each Women’s Business Center, our trained bilingual business and professional development counselors offer guidance on a variety of topics from finance and lending to legal advice. By educating, empowering, and building a community of women entrepreneurs, the WBC contributes to the economic, cultural, and social vitality of our communities.

Products & Services

One-on-One Counseling

  • Business start-up/expansion
  • Access to financing
  • Access to technology skills and resources
  • Business-plan development
  • Start-up grant packaging for low-income entrepreneurs
  • Legal assistance
  • Market research/strategies
  • Import-export information and assistance
  • Licensing and permit information
  • Product pricing
  • Procurement assistance
  • Minority- and Woman-owned Business certification
  • Workforce development assistance

Workshops and Training Programs

  • Marketing and Sales
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Minority and Woman-owned Business Procurement
  • Financing and Credit 
  • Website and Social Media
  • Technology Tools for Business Management
  • Child Care Business Development

 

Partners

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*The Women’s Business Center is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made at all times in accordance with the American With Disabilities Act of 1990 and associated amendments. Arrangements for persons with special needs will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. 

BOC WBC Program Directors

Delia Awusi – Brooklyn/Staten Island WBC Director

Delia A. Awusi, the Women's Business Center Director at BOC Network since 2014, holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from Temple University and a Master's of Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University. She also possesses a "Consumer and Personal Finance Counselor" certificate from the City University of New York. With a diverse background, including living in Ghana and Belgium, working in Africa and Europe, and fluency in English and Twi, Ms. Awusi brings extensive experience in corporate finance, investment, non-profit/NGO program management, advocacy, and microenterprise development to the WBC. She excels in non-profit leadership, government program initiatives, business counseling, and organizing workshops and events for women and underserved entrepreneurs. As the WBC Director, Ms. Awusi actively contributes to women's business development by participating in conferences, organizing SBA resource partner events, serving as a judge for business plan competitions, participating in small business panels, and delivering talks on female and minority entrepreneurship. She also leads efforts to establish partnerships with local small businesses, financial institutions, corporations, community organizations, and more within the WBC target area.

Cristy Moya – Bronx WBC Director

Cristy Moya is a distinguished professional serving as the Director of the BOC Women's Business Center (WBC) in The Bronx. She demonstrates an unwavering commitment to excellence, leading strategic business planning, facilitating access to financing, implementing impactful marketing strategies, and fostering valuable connections within the entrepreneurial community. Cristy's primary focus lies in driving the growth of underrepresented and minority-owned businesses. Through her bilingual programs, she addresses diverse business training and technical assistance needs, ensuring clients have access to essential credit, capital, procurement, and trade opportunities, empowering them to thrive and achieve success. Cristy holds a Bachelor's degree in Science from Berkeley College in New York, NY, and has made notable contributions to the arts, with her poetry published in esteemed publications like Free Verse Magazine and showcased in local museums. She has also participated in renowned programs such as the Carnegie Hall Musical Connection and collaborated with the NYC Department of Probation's South Bronx NeON program. With exceptional leadership and unwavering dedication to her clients' success, Cristy Moya continues to have a lasting impact within the BOC Women's Business Center in The Bronx, shaping the entrepreneurship landscape and empowering business owners to thrive in their endeavors.

"I didn't think it was possible for me to start a business in New York City, but meeting with BOC showed me that people believed in me. Everyone at BOC has been so supportive and that support is unmatched."

Laci Chisholm, Fit4Dance

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