The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) offers free business courses to guide NYC entrepreneurs through each step to start, operate, and grow a business.
Courses are available on every core topic related to business ownership, including business planning, financing, marketing, and management. These courses are available in many languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Haitian Creole, French, Bengali, and Arabic.
SBS has partnered with Coursera to provide free online business courses, developed by industry experts from top universities. Topics include building your business, operating and financing, marketing and sales, staff management, and growing your business. The only requirements to take these courses are that you live or operate a business in New York City, have an Internet-connected device, and can devote the necessary time to complete your course. The application takes just three minutes. For more information on online business courses, click here.
The Department of Small Business Services also offers frequent, in-person courses across the city. Check out upcoming classes here.