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.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Phil Thompson announced that the City will connect Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) to City agencies with active business opportunities through a new event series, which also will provide an opportunity for M/WBEs to learn about the benefits of doing business with the City. The M/WBE Borough Forums will kick off on September 26 in Flushing, Queens.
Through our NYC Tech Talent Pipeline (TTP) initiative's CUNY 2x Tech initiative, City College will join Hunter College and Lehman College to help more than 625 CUNY students access courses, advising, and internships this fall 2018 semester. During the spring 2018 semester, CUNY 2x Tech enrolled more than 140 CUNY students in courses taught by industry professionals on emerging skills, including artificial intelligence and software engineering.
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.
Our staff responded to the scene of the steam main explosion that occurred in Manhattan at West 21st Street and 5th Avenue, and is working with the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership to inform local businesses of the business recovery services available. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions from local businesses.