Ensures minority and women-owned businesses have greater access to public contracting opportunities.Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE) Certification
Ensures that businesses owned, operated, and controlled by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged have greater access to public contracting opportunities.Locally-based Business Enterprise (LBE) Certification
Ensures that small construction firms, regardless of the gender or ethnicity of the owner, doing business in economically deprived areas of the City or employing economically disadvantaged persons, have greater access to public contracting opportunities.
Develop critical skills to help your business thrive, either in the classroom or online. Non-English courses are also available.FastTrac
Refine your business concept and plan with the guidance of successful entrepreneurs and supportive peer community.Bond Readiness Program & Bonding Services
Prepare your construction company to get a surety bond.NYC SBS APEX Accelerator
Learn how to successfully compete for contracts from the City, State and Federal governments.NYC Construction Ramp-Up Program
NYC-certified M/WBE construction firms receive education, training, and coaching to successfully compete for and perform on pedestrian ramp rehabilitation projects throughout the city.
Our team will assess your needs and increase your chances of getting financing for your business.Contract Financing Loan Fund
Access loans of up to $1,000,000 at an interest rate of 3% APR to work on a project with a City agency or City-funded entity.Emerging Developer Loan Fund
This fund provides low-interest loans to New York City-based real estate projects including mixed-income housing, mixed-use, industrial and commercial projects, and projects with development costs under $30 million.NYC Financial Empowerment Centers
Get free one-on-one professional financial counseling to keep your personal finances and credit score on track. Small business owners often rely on their personal credit score for financing their business. You can schedule a free appointment online.
Aims to increase the number of Black-owned businesses in New York City, with a focus on growing businesses in high-growth industries.Cannabis NYC
Get information about starting a cannabis-related business in NYC.Chamber On-the-Go
A mobile business support program that helps New York City small business owners access free services without leaving their storefront.Emergency Response and Recovery
Prepare your business for emergencies and get support after a disruption.Industrial Business Service Providers
Get support for your industrial business.NYC Development Hub
Speed up building plan reviews to obtain construction plan approval.NYC Restaurant Resource Guide
New York City restaurants and bars have specific requirements based on seating/dining types, occupancy levels, and protocols.Open Restaurants
Expanding outdoor seating options for food establishmentsOpen Storefronts
Reimagining outdoor space for New Yorkers and small businessesShop Your City
Maps and lists to help you find local businesses to support.Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC)
Connects women entrepreneurs with the resources, education, and community they need to start and grow their businesses.Worker Cooperatives
Learn how to start a worker cooperative or convert an existing business into one.
Access a network of pro bono lawyers.Commercial Lease Assistance Program
Get help with your commercial lease.Mediating Establishment and Neighbor Disputes (MEND) NYC
Free mediation and conflict resolution services to address quality-of-life issues that impact both New York City residents and hospitality businesses (bars, clubs, restaurants, or live music venues).OATH Help Center
If you do not have a lawyer or a paid representative OATH will provide you with the opportunity to speak with a Procedural Justice Coordinator who can provide you with legal information and resources to help you prepare for your administrative hearing at OATH.M/WBE Contract Legal Services
Free workshops and legal clinics to help NYC-certified M/WBEs understand business contracts, agreements, and related legal situations.
Business mentorship program for Black entrepreneurs in the pre-startup and early stages of operating their business.M/WBE Mentors
Peer mentorship program for NYC’s certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs).WE Connect Mentors
Successful women entrepreneurs share their expertise and answer your business questions during weekly sessions.
Find the right employees for your team.Customized Training
Competitive grant program that provides up to $400,000 to help businesses invest in their employees.Supervisory Training
Helps staff of industrial businesses develop effective management skills, including communication, performance appraisal, and team building.First Course NYC for Businesses
A 14-week collaborative job training program to help meet industry demand for qualified entry-level restaurant cooks.
Interagency effort providing a sole point of contact to cut through red tape.Sidewalk Usage Guide
Learn about your responsibilities for using the sidewalk in front of your business to advertise, sell goods, or serve food.Small Business Advisory Commission
Serves as a critical link between business leaders and City government — ensuring we effectively support business growth while preserving public health and safety.Small Business Support Center
Visit one location for licenses, permits, and business support services from multiple agencies.