NYC Business Solutions is a suite of services offered by the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) delivered by contracted partners throughout the five boroughs.  The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is the contracted partner for Brooklyn.  

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Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or recently launched your business, it is our belief that a well-resourced business owner is a successful one.  Our services include:

Business Assistance

We promote the development and economic well being of growing businesses by providing answers to questions, offering classes, making referrals, coordinating SBS services, and leveraging government and community resources and contacts.  The Business Solutions Center also assists small businesses in addressing unresolved problems they may be having with City, State and Federal agencies or with utility companies.

Financing

There are numerous programs and services that are specifically dedicated to helping small businesses access the financing they need.  NYC Business Solutions can provide expert advice on how to identify and apply for funding you need to start, grow or expand your business.

The Brooklyn Fund

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with New York Business Development Corporation, has created "The Brooklyn Fund" to provide Brooklyn-based small business owners with access to business loans to help promote growth and expansion. Brooklyn is well-known as a very diversified borough in New York. The Brooklyn Fund will have a particular focus on immigrant and veteran owned businesses throughout the Brooklyn Community. The $10 million fund offers small dollar loans up to $350,000 backed by U.S. government guarantees through the U.S. Small Business Administration's Community Advantage and Small Loan Advantage Programs. The fund will be administered by New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC), a non-bank lender who will make loans to end borrowers. Interest rates will range from six to eight percent.

Procurement Opportunities

We help identify Federal, State and City contracting opportunities for New York City businesses, and provide technical assistance to give businesses the tools they need to bid successfully.

Business Planning

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a budding entrepreneur, NYC Business Solutions can help you access the technical assistance you need for your business endeavors.  NYC Business Solutions provides access to various training and development programs for businesses at all stages of development.

Recruitment & Training Assistance

We can assist you with job descriptions, screening candidates, and even hosting interview sessions at our Center.

As a free service to you, our team of recruiting experts will solve your hiring problem by developing a customized recruitment strategy that meets your needs, and then sourcing from thousands of applicants to ensure that you only have to meet with the ones that are exactly what you want.

Business Education Courses

We provide free business courses and workshops to help owners and entrepreneurs learn important skills to help them succeed.

Pro-bono Legal Assistance

We connect business owners to quality legal professional services to help protect and grow their businesses.

Minority or Women Business Enterprise Certification (M/WBE)

We help firms to become City-certified Minority or Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) and access services that will increase their opportunities to successfuly bid on and win contracts.

Business Incentives

We connect eligible businesses to City, State, and Federal programs that promote investment; encourage employment, relocation and retention; and reduce operating costs.

Contact Us

To find out more about the services that are offered, visit the NYC Business Solutions website, call 718-875-3400, email BrooklynBSC@BrooklynChamber.com, or complete the online form to be contacted by an account manager.

You can also walk in to the Brooklyn Business Solutions Center located at 9 Bond Street, 5th Floor, between Fulton & Livingston.  We're available Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm except on Holidays.

You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Additional Business Resources

NYC Business Express

The City now offers a new resource for learning about business licenses, permits, regulations, and incentives, custom-tailored to your business, all in one place.  To learn more, visit NYC Business Express.  For assistance with the website by phone or in person, call NYC Business Solutions, Brooklyn Center at 718-875-3400.

NYC Business Acceleration

NYC Business Acceleration is an initiative providing new food and beverage establishments with a streamlined program to become "kitchen ready" as quickly as possible.  NYC Business Accerlation works to help business open faster by reducing the time and effort needed in order to meet basic City requirements like plan reviews and inspections.  Such inspections include, but are not limited to, those conducted by:

  • The New York Fire Department (FDNY)
  • The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
  • The Department of Buildings (DOB)
  • The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)