NYC Department of Small Business Services

SBS helps unlock economic potential and create economic security for all New Yorkers by connecting New Yorkers to good jobs, creating stronger businesses, and building a fairer economy in neighborhoods across the five boroughs. SBS partners with neighborhood organizations to create conditions under which local businesses can grow and thrive—resulting in vibrant, mixed-use neighborhoods where people can live, do business, work, shop, and play. For more information on all of SBS' services, visit

Tools to Empower Nonprofits

We believe that effective community-based organizations that are responsive to the needs of  small businesses and neighborhood residents are key to the success of New York City’s commercial districts. SBS strengthens community-based organizations (CBOs) working on economic development and commercial revitalization across the five boroughs by offering a variety of programs and services to build their management and leadership capacity. 

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