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NYC Training Programs for MWBEs

The Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises is the agency that provides minority and women business owners greater access to business opportunities within the City of New York. In addition to helping MWBEs secure certification and access to city contracts, the agency provides education and outreach to help minority and women business owners succeed. From one-on-one mentoring to interactive workshops, these training programs are available to any NYC-certified MWBE. 

Below we’ve put together a short list of learning opportunities that are most applicable to MWBE construction companies. In the coming weeks, we will discuss state and city training programs for other types of firms who do business in New York.

NYC Construction Mentorship

The NYC Construction Mentorship program is a free, four-month long training program offered by the New York City Department of Small Business Services. All participants receive an initial business needs assessment to help identify areas for improvement and one-on-one mentoring from an experienced MWBE construction firm. You will also receive specialized training on navigating NYC contracting opportunities and bidding on city contracts, as well as help in developing a customized three-year growth plan to help your business succeed.

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Be the owner of of a NYC-certified MWBE construction of trade firm. Architects, engineering firms and other construction-related businesses may also apply.
  • Be in operation for at least two years
  • Have annual revenues of at least $150,000


Additionally, you must submit a business plan, growth plan, and a company profile and/or capabilities statement in order to qualify.

Interested in attending the next scheduled workshop? Fill out an online application here.

Bond Readiness Program

The NYC Bond Readiness Program is a three-month long, intensive training program that helps small construction firms obtain surety bonds and access to larger contracts. Participants learn about the surety bonding process and gain access to a network of surety companies in New York. Additionally, you will receive one-on-one guidance on the kinds of financial management practices that enhance credibility and help you  qualify for bonding or increased bonding.

To be eligible for the program, you must be a NYC certified-MWBE in construction or a related trade and be in business for at least two years. Annual revenues of at least $200,000 are also required and you will need to submit a company profile and/or capabilities statement to qualify. 

To learn more about the program or apply online, visit the Bond Readiness Program Application page.

Selling to Government

Although not limited to businesses in the construction trades, these classes and workshops can help construction MWBEs understand the basics of government contracts and hone their skills in marketing and responding to bids. Upcoming training programs that may be of interest to construction firms include:

 Bidding Strategies for Construction Firms

04/17/2018 (full)

Marketing to Government for Professional/Standard Services

04/25/2018 at 10:00 AM.

NYC Bronx Business Solutions Center

400 E Fordham Rd

7th Floor

Bronx, NY 10458


 Navigating the Government Workshop

04/18/2018 at 10:00 AM

NYC Small Business Solutions Queens Center

90-27 Sutphin Blvd, 7th Floor

Jamaica, NY 11435

Blueprint Reading/Specifications – Construction Firms (Part 1)

04/19/2018 at 10:00 AM

NYC Small Business Solutions Queens Center

90-27 Sutphin Blvd, 7th Floor

Jamaica, NY 11435

About The Carmoon Group, Ltd.

At the Carmoon Group, Ltd. we partner with businesses across the country to create risk management solutions to fit their needs. Our extensive knowledge combined with over 20 years of experience, leaves us uniquely qualified to help your business grow and thrive. We are also a minority-owned business, so we have an exceptional grasp of the unique challenges MWBEs face. So why not give us a call today to set up an appointment to meet with an adviser. Or if you prefer, reach out online and we’ll get back to you at a convenient time.  

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