SBS' capacity building programs are open to NYC-certified M/WBEs and small businesses eligible to apply to be certified as such, located in the NYC and surrounding area, and who fulfill the eligibility criteria for the program (see program website at link below for more program details). Capacity -building programs focus on doing business with the City of New York. Accepted participants will be expected to attend all respective classes, clinics and one-on-one mentoring/counseling sessions over a multi-week period. 
 
Deadline to apply extended to November 1, 2019.  Program will begin November 19, 2019.
 
Bond Readiness
 
Program eligibility - applicant:
  • Is the owner (or part owner with decision-making authority) of a construction or trade firm
  • Is a small business or preferably, is certified by NYC as a M/WBE, or is eligible to apply for NYC M/WBE certification as described at www.nyc.gov/getcertified
  • Has been in operation for at least two years
  • Has minimum annual revenues of at least $200,000
  • Has commercial or government project experience
  • Preferably, has at least two employees (including owner)
  • Can commit to the 24+-week engagement period of the Program
All data entered on this application will be kept confidential.

Note:  We suggest you review the application, gather the necessary information, and then allot at least 20 minutes to complete this application.  You will be required to complete this application in one visit.  Please be sure to check your responses for accuracy, especially all contact info.

Once your application is reviewed, you may be contacted by program staff for additional information.

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* Please confirm the program for which you are applying by checking the box below:

SECTION 1:  COMPANY INFORMATION

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* Applicant First Name:

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* Applicant Last Name:

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* Applicant Title in Business:

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* Percent of Business Ownership:

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* If you do not hold majority ownership, do you have authority to make decisions for the business?

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* How many years have you owned the business?

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* Business Name:

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* Business Street Address:

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* Business City:

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* Business State:

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* Business ZIP Code:

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* Business Phone Number:

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* Business Email:

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* Business Website

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* Type of Legal Business Structure (i.e. - Sole Proprietor, LLC, S-Corp, etc.):

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* Is your business certified as a M/WBE with the City of New York? (Check all that apply.)*     To apply for M/WBE certification with NYC, go to www.nyc.gov/getcertified.

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* Are you M/WBE certified with any other entities (check all that apply)?

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* Date Business Founded:

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* Is your business based in your home?

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* Do you work full-time in the business?

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* Please provide Contractor's License Number, if applicable (enter "N/A", if not applicable):

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* Contractors License/s for what states, if applicable (enter "N/A", if not applicable)?

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* Do you have any union affiliations?

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* What percentage of your work do you perform as a prime vendor and as a subcontractor:

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* Provide any additional detail about the product(s)/service(s) you sell:

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* Identify your current customer base (check all that apply):

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* Does your construction business have a bond line?

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* Does your business have a credit line (other than credit cards)?

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* Have you previously applied for a bond?

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* Has your company previously completed a contract that required a bond?

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* Does your company prepare financial statements (balance sheet and income statement)?

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* What type of accounting software does your company use, if any?

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* What is the total number of full-time employees that worked for the business in the last full year?  (If none, enter N/A.)

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* What is the total number of part-time employees that worked for the business in the last full year? (If none, enter N/A.)

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* Does your company possess the proper licenses and permits to operate in the City of New York?  (To find out more information about required licenses and permits, please go to NYC.gov/business.)

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* What are your annual gross revenues for 2018?

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* What are your annual gross revenues for 2017? If the year is not applicable to your business, enter "N/A" in the field.

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* What are your annual gross revenues for 2016? If the year is not applicable to your business, enter "N/A" in the field.

Proof of annual company revenues will be required prior to acceptance into program. Should you be granted an interview, you will be required to bring your last two years of tax return cover sheets for verification purposes.

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* Were your revenues for 2018 profitable?

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* Are you currently doing business with any NYC agencies?

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* Does your business currently owe any back taxes to New York City or have any liens against it?

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