The NYS Business Builder Bootcamp places New York State’s technical assistance resources at your fingertips. Receive the technical assistance you need for certification, recertification, government procurement best practices, accessing capital and more or schedule a One-on-One Certification Meeting.

Visit PREPARE to learn more about how to maximize your Bootcamp experience.

One-on-One Certification Assistance Sessions (by appointment only)

Take the opportunity to meet with certification analysts for a One-on-One 10-minute session regarding the NYS MWBE certification process or an update on your application. Sign up starting on Wednesday morning, December 2 at 9:00 a.m. to schedule an appointment.


This series of four, on-demand sessions will provide you with what you need to know to be more strategic in NYS government procurements.  Remember to download these sessions into your virtual briefcase to refer to after the Forum. 

NYS MWBE Certification Made Easy - On Demand
Jump-start the certification process with the guidance of ESD’s Certification Team. During this on-demand session, you can learn about NYS MWBE certification eligibility criteria, the application process and how your online profile impacts your business potential.

Open the 2020 NYS MWBE Contract Opportunities eBook - On Demand
The 2020 NYS MWBE Contract Opportunities ebook is your digital resource for learning about the State’s 97 agencies and authorities, how to connect with them and what opportunities are in the pipeline. This is a must-read to leverage your Forum experience.

Navigate the New York State Contract Reporter - On Demand
This informative on-demand session will help you navigate the New York State Contract Reporter, New York State’s official source for contracting opportunities, to find advertised state procurement opportunities for commodities, services and construction projects.

How to do Business with New York State - On Demand
Enrich your understanding of how to leverage your NYS MWBE certification. During this on-demand session you will learn best practices and helpful tips for working with New York State, including understanding the State’s procurement process, how to market your firm, navigate contracting opportunities, and how to work with Empire State Development’s (ESD) Business Development Team.