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    FastTrac® is a series of courses that help aspiring and established entrepreneurs launch and grow their business. In this fiscal year (2019), SBS will offer more than 30 courses including variations that target women, tech, and veteran entrepreneurs, as well as neighborhood businesses.

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Take the Survey
    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.
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    Eligible businesses can train and onboard eligible new employees with a grant covering up to 70% of wages for up to their first 280 hours.
Need help with a business lease in NYC? You may be eligible for free services.
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    The program will allow small business owners to obtain 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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SEARCH THE DIRECTORY
    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.

Businesses

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

Contact us for more information.

Programs & Initiatives