Small Business Services (SBS)


The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) makes it easier for businesses in New York City to start, operate, and expand by providing direct assistance to business owners, fostering neighborhood development in commercial districts, and linking employers to a skilled and qualified workforce. SBS oversees a system of eighteen Workforce 1 Career centers located throughout the five boroughs, which provide the City's jobseekers with a full array of employment services, including job preparation, career advisement, training and job placement in a professional setting.

NYC Business Solutions is a set of services offered by SBS which include business courses, legal assistance, financing, navigating government, incentives, recruiting and training employees, selling to government and certification.

SBS also certifies, promotes, and fosters the growth of the City's minority and women-owned businesses and eligible small construction and construction-related businesses. SBS oversees and supports New York City's network of 76 Business Improvement Districts and oversees the City's Workforce Investment Board.



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Contact Numbers


Kevin Kim , Commissioner.
(212) 513-6350
Chief of Staff - Tian Weinberg
(212) 618-8723
Executive Deputy Commissioner, Program - Dynishal Gross
(212) 513-6456
Executive Deputy Commissioner, Administration - Michael Forte
(212) 618-8721
Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs - Haris Khan
(212) 513-9202