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Business Courses

Live, Online Business Courses

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) offers free business courses to guide NYC entrepreneurs as they start, operate, and grow their businesses.

Courses are available on core topics in entrepreneurship, including business planning, financing, and marketing, and are accessible in multiple languages, including Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. Learn more about our services for immigrant entrepreneurs.

View our upcoming live, online courses, which are available through registration on Eventbrite.

If you are seeking to launch or transition your business online, explore our Launch Your Online Business course.

Developed in partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY) and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), this 15-hour course teaches NYC entrepreneurs to:

  • Master the essentials of digital marketing, branding and PR
  • Plan and develop every part of a business website (e.g., e-commerce, copy, photography/video)
  • Set up accounts on online marketplaces (e.g., Shopify, Amazon) and social media
  • Learn the basics of search engine optimization (SEO) and digital key performance indicators (KPIs)

You can choose to audit the course for free, or you can pay the enrollment fee if you want a certificate of completion.