Opportunities for Minority & Women Owned Businesses

Take a look at these three cohort mentorship programs for minority and/or women-owned businesses:  Bond Readiness Program, NYC Construction Mentorship, and NYC Goods and Services Mentorship! If you have not yet received your M/WBE certification, get certified online or attend an upcoming workshop to learn more. Thursday, February 28th (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) RSVP here. Tuesday, March 5th (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.) RSVP […]

Show Me The Money: Financial Statements and Profit

Smart business owners know that they need to have a good understanding of their business’s finances in order to succeed. During this workshop, brought in partnership with TruFund’s Financial Empowerment Program, you will gain critical insight into understanding business financial statements and how they can inform you to make smart financial and management decisions. We will also discuss the importance […]

How to prep your business for emergencies!

From gas leaks and fires to major storms and flooding, as a business owner in New York City you face many challenges that can impact your operations and assets. Join our workshop to get ready for the unexpected! You will learn how to: Stay in business: Identify your key business operations, employees, and documents. Protect your investments: Understand how to […]

Employee or Independent Contractor? How Do I Know?

This course will inform you, the business owner, to determine whether an individual you hire is an employee or independent contractor. It is critical that business owners correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors. Is the worker a Form W2 or a 1099? What does that mean for your business? In this session we will […]

HR Tools for the Small Business Owner

To be a successful small-business owner, you must master the art of juggling. Owning and managing a small business means having to take on multiple roles, from accounting to marketing to human resources. Unfortunately, it’s easy for small-business owners to sometimes ignore the human resources side of business. The goal of the workshop is to provide details about how HR […]

Food Retail: Getting Better Results From Your Inventory

Food retail businesses can operate on slim profit margins, so it’s essential that you get the most out of your inventory. This course teaches the tools to help you identify the right products for your business, effectively sell these products, and make the right decisions to raise your profitability. By the end of the course, you will be able to: […]

Meet the Lender: Greater Jamaica Development Corp.

One of the most challenging issues for small business owners is finding the much needed capital to grow their business. Join us to meet with a lender based in Queens on May 10th from 9AM thru 10AM at Queens Center, 90-27 Sutphin Blvd, 4th Floor, Jamaica, NY 11435. In this workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to hear and meet […]

What is Your Emergency Plan?

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) wants to help you reduce your risk and prepare your business for the unexpected. From gas leaks and fires, to major storms and flooding, NYC businesses face many challenges that can affect your day-to-day operations. If you own or manage a business, please share your ideas and experiences around how SBS can […]

Get a Free Compliance Consultation

Avoid common business violations The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) offers free on-site compliance consultations to help businesses understand and follow City rules before an inspection occurs. SBS will come to your business and help you: Learn how to avoid fines and violations If you’ve received a violation, understand what it means and how to resolve it Coordinate reviews and provide information on other […]

Evelyn J. Wolff @ Selfhelp Community Services

Evelyn J. Wolff is Vice President of Real Estate Development at Selfhelp Community Services, where she is responsible for Selfhelp’s portfolio of ten residential facilities (more than 1,000 affordable housing units); six of which are in Flushing. Evelyn has four decades of experience in the development and preservation of affordable multifamily housing. Her expertise in financing affordable housing projects and integrating […]