Celebrating 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.

On May 29, 2024, Mayor Adams and SBS Commissioner Kim closed out “NYC Small Business Month” by announcing the administration’s investment of $10 million to seed the city’s next major small business loan fund, the “NYC Future Fund.” The fund will accelerate the growth of hundreds of new small businesses in New York City by addressing the gap in access to affordable capital faced by small business owners, particularly early-stage businesses, as well as Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women entrepreneurs that otherwise often cannot obtain traditional bank financing.


The announcement was made as the city concluded its second annual “NYC Small Business Month,” a five-borough celebration of local businesses with resource fairs and events led by SBS, local Chambers of Commerce, and Business Improvement Districts citywide. The first-ever city-run “Small Business Month Expo” capped the month’s activities with hundreds of free services, programs from more than 40 city, state, and federal agencies, and other partner resources, all under one roof to support the city’s 183,000 local small businesses.

Thank You to Our Partners!

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

Chambers of Commerce
  • Bronx Chamber of Commerce
  • Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
  • Queens Chamber of Commerce
  • Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
  • New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Bronx Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Chamber of Commerce of Washington Heights & Inwood
  • Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
  • New York State Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
  • Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce
Community Organizations
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
  • BKLYN Commons
  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • Business Outreach Center (BOC) Network
  • Canarsie Merchants Association
  • Chhaya CDC
  • Cypress Hills LDC/Cypress Hills Fulton BID formation
  • Evergreen
  • Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union
  • New York Public Library’s Business Center
  • Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition
  • NY Laundromat Business Association
  • NYC Hospitality Alliance
  • OutSmart NYC
  • Philippine Consulate General in New York
  • Queens Together
  • Renaissance Small Business Services
  • Restoration Business Exchange + Accelerator
  • South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBro)
  • Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation (SBIDC)
  • Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC)
  • Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center
  • Tech Incubator at Queens College
  • Uptown Grand Central
  • Yemeni American Merchants Association
Media Partners
  • Korean Cultural Center New York
  • NYC Ferry
  • Westfield
Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)
  • Bayside Village BID
  • Belmont BID
  • Downtown Jamaica Partnership BID
  • East Midtown Partnership
  • FAB Fulton
  • North Flatbush Avenue BID
  • Steinway Street BID