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Business Courses

We’ll help you succeed…one course at a time.

If you’ve got a business idea without a business plan, or you’re in need of a new strategy for your business, NYC Business Solutions can help you — for free.

We provide free business courses and workshops in all five boroughs. You can learn how to develop your business plan and receive guidance on the right strategy for your business. You can take a course on computer-based bookkeeping, how to master marketing, what it takes to get certified to sell to the government, how to navigate the government, and so much more.

New Non-English Language Business Courses

Immigrant-owned small businesses play an essential role in New York City’s economy. As part of our ongoing commitment to serving the City’s immigrant entrepreneurs, we have recently translated a wide selection of our business courses into Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Haitian Creole, Urdu, Bengali, and Arabic.

Cursos de Negocios en Español (Spanish)
中文小商業課程 (Chinese)
Tti biznis Ateliers an kreyòl ayisyen (Haitian Creole)
Курсы для малого бизнеса на русском языке (Russian)
우리말 소규모 비즈니스 강좌 (Korean)
বাংলা ভাষায় ক্ষুদ্র ব্যাবসা ওয়ার্কশপস্ (Bengali)
ورشه عمل للمشاريع الصغيره بالعربي (Arabic)

First-come, First-served Courses

Webinar and Online Programs

Webinar: Intro to Pricing Strategies*
Webinar: How to Select, Design and Build Out a Restaurant Location*
Webinar: Hiring Right: Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls Inherent in the Hiring Process*
Webinar: How to Market Your Business Using Social Media*
Webinar: Accessing Financing*
Webinar: Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certification Workshop*
Webinar: Meet the Restaurant Experts: Restaurant Operations; HR, Technology and Legal*
Webinar: How to Market Your Business on Social Media and Search Engines*

Business Planning & Operations Courses

10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business
10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business for U.S. Military Veterans*
Business Planning Basics 
Choosing the Right Legal Structure*
Understanding Intellectual Property*
Restaurant Management Bootcamp*
Restaurant Management Bootcamp 2.0*
Down to Business: Making Your Restaurant/Bar Last*
10 Steps to Starting A Workers Cooperative*
How to Become Certified As a Minority/Women-Owned Business*
Hiring Right!*
SBA Presents: The Mature Entrepreneur*
SBA Presents: Determining Your Entrepreneurship Potential*
Business Liability*
Let's Talk Contracts: Understanding Your Commercial  or Construction Contract*
Legal Clinic: Intellectual Property Issues for Startups*
Navigating Government*
How to Maximize Productivity For Your Small Business*
Urban Entrepreneurship*
Human Resources and the Small Business Owner*
Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certification Workshop*
Hiring, Onboarding and Retaining the Best Employees*
Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Planning*
Before Signing Your Lease...Take This Class!*
Legal Essentials for Doing Business Online*
Financing & Accounting Courses
Business Financial Management
A Roadmap to Financing Your Small Business!
Business Finance Roadmap*
Quickbooks Quick Review*
Understanding & Improving Your Credit*
Accessing Financing*
How to Finance Your Business with Crowdfunding*
Introduction to Financial Projections*
Introduction to Pricing*
Alternative Lending: A Guide to Investors, Equity and Crowdfunding*
Getting Ahead*
Jumpstart Your Business – Obtain Small Business Financing Through This Unique Workshop Opportunity*
Choosing Your Path - Funding Your Business Growth*
Fuel Your Dream Crowdfunding Project*
Alternative Lending: A Guide to Investors, Equity, and Crowdfunding*
Crowdfunding Bootcamp*
Cash Reigns Supreme: Tracking the Financial Results of Your Business*
Advanced Business Financial Management*
SBA Presents: Building Your Credit*
Avoiding Tax Pitfalls For Small Business Owners*
Introduction to Crowdfunding*
Small Business Financing Panel*
Zip Your Way to An Interest Free Loan*
Marketing Courses
Small Business Digital Toolkit: Website Fundamentals
Small Business Digital Toolkit: Social Media Fundamentals
Small Business Digital Toolkit: Advanced Strategies in Social Media
Marketing 101*
Mastering Marketing
How to Market Your Business on Social Media and Search Engines*
How to Write a Marketing Plan For Your Business*
How Using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Can Increase Your Business Sales*
How Building a Business Blog Can Benefit Your Business*
Rock Your Holidays with a Great Promotion*
Wake Up Your Potential:  6 Crucial Steps to Designing Your Winning Formula*
Selling to Government Courses
Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certification Workshop
Locally-Based Enterprise Certification Workshop
Emerging Business Enterprise Certification Workshop

Selling to Government

Marketing Your Business to Government
Bidding Strategies Workshops
Cost Estimating Workshops
How to Put Together An Effective Request For Qualification (RFQ) package for Contractors on Hurricane Sandy Recovery Work
Navigating the Corporate Supply Chain

*Not offered regularly. See details for next sessions.

Application-based Programs

FastTrac® NewVenture™ – Develop your ideas to start your business
FastTrac® GrowthVenture™ – Refine your business plan to grow your business
FastTrac® NewVenture™ for the Veteran Entrepreneur Veterans Entrepreneurship Program
FastTrac® NewVenture™ for the Female Entrepreneur
New Female Entrepreneurship Program! FastTrac® GrowthVenture™ for the Female Entrepreneur
FastTrac® TechVenture™
Strategic Steps for Growth
An executive education program for the following business sectors:
  1) M/WBE-certified firms 
  2) Media and Entertainment industry firms 
CAP/NYCEO Mentorship Program 
A premier public/private partnership aimed at helping M/WBE certified and small Professional Services, Standards and Goods businesses grow - See program details about the CAP/NYCEO Mentorship Program today.  Applications are being accepted now.


For more information, please Contact an Account Manager or visit our Business Library.