Non-essential businesses will re-open in phases. To ensure this is done safely and without causing a resurgence of COVID-19, all businesses must adhere to specific hygiene, distancing, and health protocols.NYC Restaurant and Bar Reopening Guide
New York City restaurants and bars will open over multiple phases. Each phase will have different requirements based on seating/dining types, occupancy levels, and protocols.Free Face Coverings for Small Businesses & Their Employees
If you are a small business looking to secure free face coverings for your employees, find a distribution partner located near you.PPE and Other Reopening Supplies
To help your business reopen safely, the City has compiled this directory of local and national manufacturers and suppliers of non-medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other supplies for COVID-19 related workplace modifications.Financing Assistance
NYC businesses can sign up for assistance applying for funding.Hiring Assistance for Essential Service Businesses
Find the right employees for your team.Open Storefronts
Reimagining outdoor space for New Yorkers and small businessesOpen Restaurants
Expanding outdoor seating options for food establishments
Develop critical skills to help your business thrive, either in the classroom or online. Non-English courses are also available.Accelerator for Media Pros NYC (AMP NYC)
A new three-month education and mentorship program for media businesses in NYC.Business Pathways
Public housing residents: apply for a no-cost program that connects you with the resources, training, licenses, grants, and supplies to launch your business.FastTrac
Refine your business concept and plan with the guidance of successful entrepreneurs and supportive peer community.Strategic Steps for Growth
Develop a customized 3-year Strategic Growth Action Plan in a nine-month course that will connect you to a group of peers, experts in your industry, and an alumni network.
Work with small business advocates to cut through red tape.Mediating Establishment and Neighbor Disputes (MEND) NYC
Free mediation and conflict resolution services to address quality-of-life issues that impact both New York City residents and hospitality businesses (bars, clubs, restaurants, or live music venues).Sidewalk Usage Guide
Learn about your responsibilities for using the sidewalk in front of your business to advertise, sell goods, or serve food.Small Business Support Center
Visit one location for licenses, permits, and business support services from multiple agencies.
Access loans of up to $500,000 at an interest rate of 3% APR to work on a project with a City agency or City-funded entity.NYC Financial Empowerment Centers
Get free one-on-one professional financial counseling to keep your personal finances and credit score on track. Small business owners often rely on their personal credit score for financing their business. You can schedule a free appointment online.
Benefit from tax credits, energy cost savings, and other incentives.NYC CoolRoofs
Save up to 30% on cooling costs for your building by installing a reflective rooftop.Construction Site Safety Grant Program
Reimbursement opportunity for small construction businesses in New York City.Jerome Avenue Relocation Grant Program
This program will help small businesses that face displacement pressures from the rezoning of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx.
Competitive grant program that provides up to $400,000 to help businesses invest in their employees.ApprenticeNYC – CNC Machine Operator
A competitive 18-month program that provides employers with wage support to train and employ entry-level CNC Machine Operator Apprentices.Supervisory Development Training
Helps staff of industrial businesses develop effective management skills, including communication, performance appraisal, and team building.
A mobile business support program that helps New York City small business owners access free services without leaving their storefront.Immigrant Business Services
Help for businesses run by new New Yorkers.Industrial Business Service Providers
Get support for your industrial business.NYC Development Hub
Speed up building plan reviews to obtain construction plan approval.NYC Love Your Local
Honors the independent businesses that make New York City a unique place to live.Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC)
Connects women entrepreneurs with the resources, education, and community they need to start and grow their businesses.Worker Cooperatives
Learn how to start a worker cooperative or convert an existing business into one.
Ensures minority and women-owned businesses have greater access to public contracting opportunities.Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE) Certification
Ensures that businesses owned, operated, and controlled by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged have greater access to public contracting opportunities.Locally-based Business Enterprise (LBE) Certification
Ensures that small construction firms, regardless of the gender or ethnicity of the owner, doing business in economically deprived areas of the City or employing economically disadvantaged persons, have greater access to public contracting opportunities.
Prepare your construction company to get a surety bond.Corporate Alliance Program
Learn from our corporate partners about how to perform on private contracts.Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Learn how to successfully compete for contracts from the City, State and Federal governments.