During National Hispanic Heritage Month, it's worth taking a moment to reflect on the resilience of Hispanic and Latinx New Yorkers. Here at SBS, we have several resources available to the Hispanic/Latinx, Spanish-speaking community, including translated materials and staff who speak multiple languages.
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Bilingual Commercial Driver Training
Free training for advanced English language learners interested in a commercial driving career, including as school bus, truck, and coach bus drivers.
This program is currently recruiting qualified candidates remotely. Complete our interest form to get started.
Free Services Available Through Our NYC Business Solutions Centers
We're here to help you start, operate, grow, and safely operate your business. Our team can explain government rules and regulations, help you apply for funding to launch or grow a business, and connect you to free resources ranging from business courses to legal services.
For more information, call 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692) or visit nyc.gov/businesssolutions.
Key to NYC Guidelines
Find the required posters for businesses, FAQs, and flyers to distribute at nyc.gov/KeyToNYC.
The City of New York's Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) Program expands opportunities for minority and women entrepreneurs to access government contracts and grow their businesses. When eligible businesses are certified with the City, they become more visible to prospective buyers, including City agencies and private contractors seeking to purchase goods and services.
If you need help with getting certified, attend an upcoming certification webinar:
Small Business Hotline
The City launched a small business hotline to answer the most pressing questions of small business owners as they re-open. Our team is familiar with the latest guidelines and regulations to share with business owners in multiple languages.
For assistance, call 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692).
Virtual Compliance Consultations: Open Restaurants Program
We offer free one-on-one virtual compliance consultations to help you understand how to comply with key City rules. Our virtual consultations will help you understand key City rules and common compliance challenges related to the Open Restaurants Program - we will not issue violations or fines.
To schedule your virtual compliance consultation, fill out the online application or call 888-SBS-4NYC.
WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs NYC) is an initiative based out of the NYC Department of Small Business Services that is dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses.
Workforce1 Career Center System
Workforce1 helps New Yorkers prepare for, and connect to, jobs across New York City's five boroughs and in every sector of the economy.
Through our Virtual Workforce1 Career Center system, we can connect you via web or phone (within one to two business days) to one-on-one help from professionals who can help you:
All of our services are no-cost and do not require in-person visits.
For more information, call 311 or visit nyc.gov/workforce1.