Small Business First

Small Business First is an interagency initiative focused on reducing the burden of regulation on small businesses by making it easier for business owners to interact with the City.

It includes 30 initiatives that provide education and support services for business owners and simplifies regulations to help small businesses save time, money, and frustration when dealing with City government.

The initiative builds upon previous reforms and seeks to make changes that will assist businesses by:

  • Providing clear information with coordinated services and support
  • Helping businesses understand and comply with City regulations
  • Reducing the burden imposed by complex regulations and fines
  • Ensuring equal access to City resources