The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) has partnered with Coursera to offer free online business courses developed by industry experts at the world’s best universities.

Our course programs include:
  • Building Your Own Business helps aspiring entrepreneurs turn their idea into a viable business.
  • Operating and Financing Your Business helps entrepreneurs who are ready to launch or already operating a business to plan their operations, understand and manage their financials, and access financing.  
  • Mastering Marketing & Sales helps entrepreneurs who are ready to launch or already operating a business to develop sales and marketing strategies, and master tactics such as social media marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) for their website.
  • Managing & Leading People helps existing business owners learn to recruit, hire, and manage employees, and develop leadership and communication skills.
  • Achieving Your Growth Potential helps growth-seeking business owners identify growth opportunities, create a growth plan, and communicate the plan to their team, stakeholders, and customers.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Live or operate a business in New York City
  • Have an internet-connected device to use to complete the course
  • Can devote at least two hours a week for at least four weeks to complete a course
How to Apply:
  1. Complete this 3-minute application to receive an email invitation to one of our online course programs.
  2. Wait for an email that will confirm your eligibility and invite you to your selected course program.
  3. Accept the email invitation and create an account.
  4. Access the course program that appears in your account and enroll in a course of your choosing.
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