If you run a business, LaGuardia's Small Business & Entrepreneur Services has everything your company needs to grow and be successful. Our specialized programs provide business advisement and support services, government
procurement assistance, access to capital and more to help entrepreneurs and small businesses grow and meet the needs of the rapidly changing business community as well as contribute to the local economy.
We also partner with employers large and small to customize training for current employees or design curricula that closes the workforce skills gap while matching our qualified students and alumni with the needs of
businesses and organizations.
LaGuardia’s Small Business Development Center assisted Dominic Catalanotto, owner of Central Market New York and several other restaurants, in securing over $993,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help his businesses survive COVID-19’s devastating economic effects.
Learn more about SBDC.
PTAC client Michelle Feinberg, owner of New York Embroidery Studio in Manhattan, has been awarded over $100 million in contracts manufacturing gowns and face shields for the federal government.
Listen to Michelle discuss running a business during a pandemic.
As the first community college chosen in 2010 by Goldman Sachs to launch 10,000 Small Businesses, an initiative developed to help small businesses across the U.S. grow and create jobs, LaGuardia has graduated 710 businesses. Six months after graduating 68.5% of the businesses have increased their revenue and 49.3% have created jobs.
LaGuardia Small Business Development Center offers business training events on topics ranging from business plan writing to government contracting.
Sign up for one or all!
Find out how to prepare and compete for transportation related contracts at the local, state and federal levels.
Register for our business workshops and webinars.