NYC Small Business Solutions

Sponsored by The City of New York, more than 100 businesses have been awarded nearly $8 million in grants to help train over 4,500 employees

Want to increase profits? If your organization meets the requirements of a small business based within the five boroughs of New York City, contact us today at (212) 796-5600 to discover how NYC Small Business Solutions can fund Customized TNI Training Programs for your staff.

Mayor Bloomberg launched NYC Business Solutions in 2004, to ensure that the City’s more the 200,000 small businesses have easy access to free, quick, and reliable information on a range of critical business issues. NYC Business Solutions Training Funds provides funding to enable New York City employers to invest in their workforce. By offering financial support for training, the program provides benefits for both employers and their entry-level workers. Training Funds helps employers afford training programs that can reduce turnover and increase productivity, thereby lowering the cost of doing business in New York City. At the same time, trainees benefit from new skills, increased compensation, and a higher quality of life. Through both channels, Training Funds strengthens New York City’s economy.

  • Businesses report up to a 20% increase in sales after employees went through training funded by NYC Business Solutions grants.
  • Businesses that have been awarded Training Funds hae reduced costs by up to 20%.
  • After being awarded Training Funds, businesses experience productivity gains of up to 25%.
Training Funds are awarded on a quarterly basis. Employers can find key dates for the application process by logging on to The amount of available funding varies from year to year. This year $2 million is available, with up to $500,000 allocated for the current round. The maximum award is $400,000. The minimum award is $10,000.*

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