NYC Business Solutions holds seminars, workshops, and courses throughout the City that provide entrepreneurs and businesses with information that will help them start, operate, and expand.

Common courses teach the essentials of business planning, marketing, and accounting. Courses are held in multiple languages and are led by business, government and non-profit service experts.

The courses are free but class size is limited, so advanced registration is required.

Find a business course.

You can also contact a Business Solutions Center for more information and assistance.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert

Business Solution Centers are closed until further notice. You can still get services online or by phone.

Contact NYC Small Business Services.

Bronx

  • Agency: Small Business Services
  • Division: NYC Business Solutions Bronx Center
  • Phone Number: (718) 960-7910
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Brooklyn

  • Agency: Small Business Services
  • Division: NYC Business Solutions Brooklyn Center
  • Phone Number: (347) 296-8021
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Manhattan

  • Agency: Small Business Services
  • Division: NYC Business Solutions Lower Manhattan Center
  • Phone Number: (917) 472-9647
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

  • Agency: Small Business Services
  • Division: NYC Business Solutions Upper Manhattan Center
  • Phone Number: (212) 749-0900 x125
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

  • Agency: Small Business Services
  • Division: NYC Business Solutions Washington Heights Center
  • Phone Number: (212) 749-0900 x126
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Queens

  • Agency: Small Business Services
  • Division: NYC Business Solutions Queens Center
  • Phone Number: (718) 570-8500
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Staten Island

  • Agency: Small Business Services
  • Division: NYC Business Solutions Staten Island Center
  • Phone Number: (718) 285-8400
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

The City offers a two-part workshop to help minority and women-owned businesses get certification as a New York City Minority and Woman owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) and an Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE).

Part I of the workshop covers an overview and introduction to the certification form and process. Part II provides participants with an opportunity to have their documents checklisted before submitting the application package.

Call 311 for assistance by phone.

Firms can register for one-on-one assistance and attend workshops focused on advice on how to generally better compete on City contracts, or how to submit competitive bids/proposals for specific contracting opportunities.

Call 311 for assistance by phone.

The City offers a two-part workshop to provide companies a certified advantage with New York City government.

Part I of the workshop covers an overview and introduction to certification. Part II provides participants an opportunity to have their documents checklisted before submission.

Call 311 for assistance by phone.

Navigating the Corporate Supply Chain is a Corporate Alliance Program (CAP) initiative designed to provide minority and women owned businesses, as well as small businesses in general, with information on how to do business with large corporations and their procurement departments.

These panel workshops also offer participants the opportunity to meet with procurement and supplier diversity representatives from the CAP partner firms.

Learn about the Corporate Alliance Program.

Through the Corporate Alliance Program, construction firms receive classroom training and one-on-one assistance to improve their financial systems and their credit so they can be bonded by surety agents. This allows the firms to compete for larger contracts.

Learn about the Corporate Alliance Program.

With NYC Teaming, small businesses can attend free workshops, webinars, and matching events to help them identify and partner with complementary firms.

This helps them combine capabilities to better compete for public and private contracts and new and larger contract opportunities.

Learn about NYC Teaming.

Selling to Government 101 provides vendor training using the City Record Online and NYC Agency Procurement Plans.

Vendors are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets to access NYC websites during the training.

Learn about Selling to Government 101.