Learn to start and grow your NYC-based business - anytime, anywhere
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    The new online course series will make business education opportunities increasingly accessible to small business owners citywide. Through the course series, SBS will help entrepreneurs at all stages and from all industries start and grow successful businesses. The program aims to serve more than 5,000 New York City entrepreneurs over the next two years.


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    If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur, please take a few minutes to help us better understand the common challenges small businesses are facing and how the City can support local entrepreneurs. This survey is optional and all information collected will be confidential.
Need help with a business lease in NYC? You may be eligible for free services.
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    We help small business owners get free legal assistance on topics that include negotiating a lease, resolving landlord issues, responding to an eviction notice, breach of contract disputes, and lease renewal. Non-franchise businesses that meet income requirements are eligible for this service.

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    The Online Directory of Certified Businesses is a searchable list of M/WBE, LBE, and EBE certified businesses across the New York City area. Directory listings include company details (including what goods/services they sell or provide) and contact information.


We help businesses start, operate, and grow by:

  • Helping minority and women-owned businesses (M/WBEs) get City-certified and compete for contracts
  • Connecting entrepreneurs to free resources ranging from business courses to legal services
  • Explaining government rules and regulations
  • Helping entrepreneurs apply for funding to launch or grow a business

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