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Small Business Services

SBS Announces New Partnerships to Strengthen Neighborhood Organizations Across NYC
The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) announced today new partnerships with the Municipal Art Society of New York, Support Center for Nonprofit Management, and Community Resource Exchange to provide expert advice and tailored one-on-one coaching to strengthen the capacity of neighborhood-serving organizations across New York City. Partners will focus on supporting participating neighborhood organizations with nonprofit management skills, project implementation approaches, and community engagement strategies.
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SBS Announces Recipients of FY2016 Avenue NYC Grants

3000th Business to Open Faster with Assistance from NYC Business Acceleration
SBS and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, along with the Mayor’s Office of Veteran’s Affairs and the New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC), celebrated the grand opening of Bill Baker’s, the 3,000th new business to open with the support of the Department of Small Business Services’ NYC Business Acceleration services, as well as other free services available through the City and Chamber. NYC Business Acceleration helps businesses open their doors faster by guiding them through government licensing, permitting and compliance, and providing support, should any problems arise in the process.
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Neighborhood Challenge

SBS, along with partners New York City Economic Development Corporation and New York City Business Assistance Corporation, are proud to announce the opening of this year’s Neighborhood Challenge Innovation Grant competition. Neighborhood Challenge grants support innovative and catalytic projects that solve business challenges, generate community and economic impacts, and receive local recognition upon implementation. The competition seeks to make multiple investments of up to $100,000 to community-based development organizations that spark new ideas and approaches to common neighborhood and commercial corridor issues.

Applications are due November 1. Learn more and apply!

Small Business First

Avoid Common Business Violations

As part of Small Business First, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of an expanded online tool to help businesses comply with New York City codes and regulations and avoid fines and violations by providing information on how to avoid the most common fines, tickets and citations issued to businesses in specific sectors. Business owners can access the online tool at

SBS Releases Report on Immigrant Entrepreneurs

SBS Releases Report on Immigrant Entrepreneurs
While on a panel at the Brooklyn Public Library with other government leaders, Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer discussed SBS’ new partnership with the three New York City public library systems to deliver free multi-lingual business services to immigrant communities and announced the release of Unlocking Potential: Empowering New York City’s Immigrant Entrepreneurs.

This report highlights the importance of immigrant entrepreneurs to our city’s economy and identity, and the steps this administration is taking to better serve diverse business communities throughout our City.

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More information on our services for immigrants

Small Business Services

SBS Hosts Ninth Annual Procurement Fair
SBS hosted the Ninth Annual Procurement Fair at the Bank of New York Mellon, to help connect New York City minority and women-owned businesses to public and private contracting opportunities and other resources. More than 700 certified Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) attended the fair with purchasers from more than 70 City and State agencies and public authorities, as well as several private-sector companies.
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Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Rules
Subject: Opportunity to comment on a rule that SBS is proposing to administer a program that provides grants to companies that provide school bus transportation in order to encourage such companies to maintain the wages and benefits of those employees who have had prior experience in the industry.
Date: October 20, 2015
Time: 10 A.M
Location: 110 William Street
4th Floor
New York, New York 10038

View More Information About the Rule and How to Comment on it

SBS Contracting Opportunities

WDC Contracting Opportunities

NYBAC Contracting Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Compete to Win

Learn more about a set of new services designed to help your business grow.

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Request for Proposals (RFP) Solicitation For Division Of Economic And Financial Opportunity
December 17, 2015, 4:30pm
Be sure to submit your proposal on time
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