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Compete to Win services
Compete to Win

Make NYC Your Next Customer With Capacity Building Services

NYC Business Solutions is excited to offer a set of services designed to help your business grow. By creating more opportunities for minority & women-owned businesses to compete, connect and grow their business with the City, we can support the most important part of our economy – small businesses like you . 


Compete to Win Contracts

Our services include:

Technical Assistance  Access workshops and one-on-one sessions to help you through the process of bidding on government contracts

NYC Teaming – Learn how to create joint-bidding partnerships that allow you to bid on new and larger contract opportunities

Contract Financing  – Get packaging assistance and preapproval for a loan to fund upfront project costs

Services for Construction Firms
Our services for construction firms will help small and M/WBE-certified construction firms in NYC access the funding and expertise they need to successfully bid and perform on City construction opportunities.

  • NYC Construction Mentorship – M/WBE-certified firms can access exclusive contracting opportunities, training, and assistance with bids with participating agencies
  • Bond Readiness – Access workshops and one-on-one assistance to attain surety bonds and bid on City construction projects

NYC Goods and Services Mentorship - This program provides NYC M/WBE-certified non-construction professional services, standard services, and goods firms with education, training and mentorship towards strengthening business operations and acquiring skills necessary to successfully bid on City contracts. 

Strategic Steps for Growth – A nine-month, NYU-certificate, executive business management education program designed to help participants develop a strategic growth plan utilizing an award-winning curriculum, advice from business experts, a sounding board of fellow entrepreneurs, and classes using their own businesses as real-life case studies 

Corporate Alliance Program - Access to corporate procurement representatives & expertise from 13 corporate partners

  • M/WBE Recruiting & Referral
  • CAP/NYCEO Mentorship Program
  • Navigating the Corporate Supply Chain Workshops

> Read the press release (En español)