Grow Your Business
Make New York Your Next Customer with Assistance from our Capacity-Building Programs and Services
The City of New York is committed to providing small businesses and M/WBEs with the necessary resources to help them successfully perform on City contracts. This past March, Mayor de Blasio formally launched a new revolving loan fund for M/WBEs and small contractors, allowing them to apply for loans of up to $500,000 at a low 3 percent APR.
M/WBEs interested in applying can visit nyc.gov/contractfinancing for more information.
Small businesses and M/WBEs that are bidding on or interested in bidding on City contracts receive assistance on how to submit the best bid/proposal for City contracts.
NYC Small Business Services Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Get help navigating and understanding federal, state, and local government procurement processes. Phone
Learn about different types of teaming arrangements, best practices, pitfalls to avoid, and ways to partner with other businesses through workshops and business matchmaking events to help increase your chance of securing a government contract.
Programs for Construction Firms
- NYC Construction Mentorship – City-certified M/WBE construction-industry business owners can learn how to better manage your business, connect with contract opportunities, expand your professional network and receive mentor guidance for greater growth.
- Bond Readiness – Receive education, training and one-on-one assistance to help certified M/WBE firms attain surety bonds and/or increase surety bond capacity on City construction projects.
City-certified M/WBE goods and services firms receive instruction and customized guidance for better business operations, practices and growth through City contracting opportunities.
A nine-month program, offered in partnership with NYU and Citi Community Development, that guides M/WBEs in the development of a three-year strategic growth plan for their businesses.
- Navigating the Corporate Supply Chain Workshop Series – SBS has partnered with large corporations to provide educational programs at no cost to M/WBEs and small businesses. Learn how corporate partners procure goods and services, what they look for in vendors and how to successfully compete for contracts.
- CAP/NYCEO M/WBE Mentorship Program – Expert guidance for NYC-certified M/WBEs in professional services, standard services and goods sectors with at least three years of operation and two years of continual growth. CAP corporate executives will present seminars to help firms with business challenges, leadership and navigating corporate procurement.