SBS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

illustration with SBS logo + text in English and Spanish 'National Hispanic Heritage Month'

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, it's worth taking a moment to reflect on the resilience of Hispanic and Latinx New Yorkers. Here at SBS, we have several resources available to the Hispanic/Latinx, multilingual community, including translated materials and staff who speak multiple languages.

Resources for Hispanic/Latinx New Yorkers

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Free Services Available Through Our NYC Business Solutions Centers

M/WBE Certification

The City of New York's Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) Program expands opportunities for minority and women entrepreneurs to access government contracts and grow their businesses. When eligible businesses are certified with the City, they become more visible to prospective buyers, including City agencies and private contractors seeking to purchase goods and services.

If you need help with getting certified, attend an upcoming certification webinar:

NYC Business Express Service Team (BEST)

Time is money. Save both with NYC BEST’s one-on-one help – for free!*
Through NYC BEST, you will be connected to a single point person to help you:

Get Licenses and Permits Faster

  • Understand City rules and requirements
  • Work with City agencies to get licenses and permits faster

Avoid/Reduce Fines and Violations

  • Prepare for inspections
  • Fix issues before an inspector walks through your door
  • Understand violations you’ve received and help address them

Connect with NYC BEST: 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692)
*Services are available in multiple languages

Small Business Hotline

Our small business hotline team is available to answer the most pressing questions of small business owners in multiple languages.

For assistance, call 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692).


WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs NYC) is an initiative based out of the NYC Department of Small Business Services that is dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses.

Workforce1 Career Center System

Workforce1 helps New Yorkers prepare for, and connect to, jobs across New York City's five boroughs and in every sector of the economy.

Through our Workforce1 Career Center system, we can connect you via web or phone (within one to two business days) to one-on-one help from professionals who can help you:

  • Identify jobs that are a fit for your experience and skills
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Access free training

All of our services are no-cost and do not require in-person visits.

For more information, call 311 or visit

NYC Programs & Initiatives