Develop critical skills to help your business thrive, either in the classroom or online. Non-English courses are also available.Strategic Steps for Growth
Develop a customized 3-year Strategic Growth Action Plan in a nine-month course that will connect you to a group of peers, experts in your industry, and an alumni network.FastTrac
Refine your business concept and plan with the guidance of successful entrepreneurs and supportive peer community.Business Pathways
Public housing residents: apply for a no-cost program that connects you with the resources, training, licenses, grants, and supplies to launch your business.NYC Craft Entrepreneurship
Learn how to turn your creative passion into a thriving business on Etsy.
Work with city experts to cut through the red tape.Small Business Support Center
Visit one location for licenses, permits, and business support services from multiple agencies.How-To Videos
Watch our videos to learn how to avoid common violations.Sidewalk Usage Guide
Learn about your responsibilities for using the sidewalk in front of your business to advertise, sell goods, or serve food.
Access a network of pro bono lawyers.
Get help identifying a lender or grant opportunity.Contract Financing Loan Fund
Access loans of up to $500,000 at an interest rate of 3% APR to work on a project with a City agency or the NYC Economic Development Corporation.Bond Collateral Assistance Fund
Receive collateral assistance for your bond application.NYC Financial Empowerment Centers
Get free one-on-one professional financial counseling to keep your personal finances and credit score on track. Small business owners often rely on their personal credit score for financing their business. You can schedule a free appointment online.
Find talented staff for your business.Customized Training
Competitive grant program that provides up to $400,000 to help businesses invest in their employees.On the Job Training
Train and on-board your new employees with a grant covering up to 70% of wages for their first 280 hours."Made in NY" Media Employee Training
Increase your team’s technical, creative, and business skills with a grant covering up to 70% of training costs.
Learn how to start a worker cooperative or convert an existing business into one.Industrial Business Service Providers
Get support for your industrial business.Immigrant Business Initiative
Help for businesses run by new New Yorkers.NYC Development Hub
Speed up building plan reviews to obtain construction plan approval.Opening Your Business Survey Contest Rules
The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is asking clients about their experience using SBS services to help open their business.
Ensures minority and women-owned businesses have greater access to public contracting opportunities.Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE) Certification
Ensures that businesses owned, operated, and controlled by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged have greater access to public contracting opportunities.Locally-based Business Enterprise (LBE) Certification
Ensures that small construction firms, regardless of the gender or ethnicity of the owner, doing business in economically deprived areas of the City or employing economically disadvantaged persons, have greater access to public contracting opportunities.
Learn how to become a government contractor.Bond Readiness Program
Prepare your construction company to get a surety bond.NYC Construction Mentorship
Get expert advice to help grow your construction business.NYC Goods and Services Mentorship
Get expert advice to help grow your goods and services business.Corporate Alliance Program
Learn from our corporate partners about how to perform on private contracts.Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Learn how to successfully compete for contracts from the City, State and Federal governments.Next Level Services
Take your business to the next level with these services.NYC Teaming
Learn how to partner with other businesses to pursue larger or new types of contracts.