SBS course

Set yourself apart from the competition!

The New York Department of Small Business Services is offering courses for businesses of every stage, size, and industry throughout NYC where you can gain the business strategies and tools that will set you apart from the competition. Join these free workshops to learn from expert instructors and network with fellow entrepreneurs at one of the upcoming events listed below. Show Me The […]


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 […]

#LoveYourLocalNYC in Flushing, Queens!

In February 2017, Mayor de Blasio announced the #LoveYourLocalNYC Initiative to celebrate small independent neighborhood businesses and offered $1.8 million in grant funding for these small local businesses. By registering a local business on the NYC Love Your Local add business page, that local business raises the visibility of their business in the New York City area. At the same time they become eligible […]


Flushing’s Premier Outdoor Night Market is back!

Fri & Sat | August 18 & 19 | 6 – 11pm   Flushing Meeting House at 137-16 Northern Blvd, Flushing NY 11354 Apply to be a vendor at our premier night market taking place over two weekend nights. Vendors promoting food, fashion, art, and merchandise are welcome to participate!  Reservations by vendors on a first-come-first-serve basis. Contact us at or 646-820-5163.  Vendors fees: One day: One […]


Next Week’s FREE Business Marketing Workshop on June 12th

Build Your Business! Learn How to Get More Customers from Experienced Marketing Professionals! Take a dive into mastering marketing this spring and summer through a series of business workshops with the NYC Department of Small Business Services hosted by the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. Attend this free workshop to learn more about marketing fundamentals or improve current marketing strategies. […]


Opportunity to Support Small Businesses in Queens

SCORE, is a national business mentoring organization with over 300 Chapters and 10,000+ volunteers across the United States. SCORE was founded in 1964 as a resource partner of the US Small Business Administration (SBA). During 2016 SCORE helped create over 54,000 new businesses with a goal of supporting over 1 million businesses by 2020. SCORE is working to establish a […]

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Know Your Rights Information Session

What: Know Your Rights Information Session Where: 109th Precinct 37-05 Union St, Flushing, NY 11354 When: January 30, 2017 Time: 1 p.m. Downtown Flushing is a vibrant center of small businesses with a dense concentration of over 133 retail stores, supermarkets, and banks. However, recent report indicates that nearly 90% of the area’s businesses had fewer than 10 employees and many […]

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Small Business Saturday!

GIVEAWAY SPECIAL FOR TODAY ONLY. Small Business Saturday takes place tomorrow and we love our small shops in Flushing! Stop by Greater Chamber of Commerce office today anytime before 6pm (Chamber of Commerce building, 39-01 Main Street Suite 511) to pick up a free #ShopSmall tote bag, complete with pens, buttons, pet bandanas, stickers and balloons. A full-sized welcome mat […]


Community Leaders Urge Governor to Sign Bill Supporting Small Businesses

Elected officials joined local business leaders in Flushing Wednesday to call on Governor Cuomo to pass a bill that would give mom-and-pop shops across the City more access to micro-loans. NY1’s Tanya Klich filed the following report. Sang Yeo An opened her beauty parlor on Union Street in Flushing five years ago. Now, the Korean immigrant says she could use […]