Technical AssistanceAssistance for small business owners is offered through a comprehensive network of a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and New York Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). Organized and operated independently of CUNY, these third-party resources can provide assistance with responding to a wide range of CUNY and Federal, State, and City solicitations. The services are provided at no charge to small businesses, including minority- and women-owned business enterprises and service-disabled veteran owned businesses, to connect with various resources, prepare bids and proposals, and perform successfully on CUNY and other public contracts.

Procurement Technical Assistance Center

LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College (Queens)
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-5306

New York Small Business Development Centers

Lehman College

Lehman College (Bronx)
250 Bedford Park Blvd., West
Bronx, NY 10468
(718) 960-8806

New York City College of Technology

NYC College of Technology (Brooklyn)
25 Chapel Street – 11th Floor|
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 797-0187

Baruch College

Baruch College (Manhattan)
55 Lexington Avenue Room 2-140
New York, NY 10010
(646) 312-4790

LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College (Queens)
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 482-5303

York College

York College (Queens)
94-50 159th Street
Jamaica, NY 11451
(718) 262-2880

College of Staten Island

College of Staten Island (Staten Island)
2800 Victory Blvd – Room 105
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 982-2560

CUNY - Continuing Education Program

CUNY offers several continuing and professional education courses in the business and entrepreneurship category throughout our campuses in New York City. From our entrepreneurship certification program at Baruch College to our CareerPATH entrepreneurship program at the College of Staten Island, our courses are targeted for professionals seeking advancement and up-to-date certifications and for those who are exploring new careers and occupations, including starting, expanding, and operating small businesses. In addition, the Helena Rubinstein Continuing Education Scholarship for Career Advancement may be available. With courses such as Accounting Fundamentals, Business Law, Sales Presentation, Strategic Planning and Social Media Marketing, CUNY’s seventeen continuing education departments have 275,00 enrollees in over 1,500 programs. For additional information on CUNY’s continuing and professional education courses, please visit