Celebrate NYC Small Business Month with SBS

In May 2023, Mayor Eric Adams and NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Kevin D. Kim announced the launch of “Small Business Month” to promote New York City’s diverse small businesses throughout the month of May, expanding on “National Small Business Week” recognized each year.

Join us to celebrate Small Business Month 2024:

NYC Small Business Month Expo: Wednesday, May 29

SBS is hosting the first-ever NYC Small Business Month Expo to provide a variety of free information, resources, and direct services that address the needs of small business owners of all stages, industries, and boroughs.

Access 100+ free city programs, agencies, and partner resources – all under one roof:

  • Faster city permits and licenses
  • Financing and legal assistance
  • Contracting with the City of New York
  • Free consultations, workshops, and networking
  • … and much more!
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Borough-Wide Events Calendar

Events are happening around all five boroughs throughout the month. Check out our calendar to find events near you.

If you’re planning a small business event during May, please submit your event here to be added to our calendar.

Welcome May.

Help Us Spread the Word!

Use our printable flyers, digital graphics, and suggested messaging to let your business networks know about NYC Small Business Month and the Expo on May 29.

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Thank You to Our Partners!

By spreading the word, our partners are making a real difference for NYC’s 200,000+ small businesses.

  • Bronx Chamber of Commerce
  • Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • Queens Chamber of Commerce
  • Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Korean Cultural Center New York
  • NYC Ferry
  • Westfield