Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Results
Subject Area: Building Human Potential
Deputy Mayor: Strategic Policy Initiatives
Agency Personnel Count: 403
Agency Budget: $258 million
Mission: The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) makes it easier for businesses in New York City to start, operate and grow by providing direct assistance to business owners, fostering neighborhood development in commercial districts and linking employers to a skilled and qualified workforce. SBS runs the City’s NYC Business Solutions Centers, Industrial Business Solutions Providers and Workforce1 Career Centers; provides grants and services to support the growth of local community and economic development organizations throughout the City, oversees the largest network of Business Improvements Districts (BIDs) in the country; and administers the Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Program.