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    As part of the City's commitment to spur economic growth, SBS released The New Normal: Adapting Your Small Business Playbook, a handbook filled with tools, technologies, and strategies to help entrepreneurs stabilize their business, protect their staff and customers, and build and grow beyond the pandemic.
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    Neighborhood businesses keep New York going 24/7. Here are the top 3 ways you can support the small businesses that make our city a unique place to live:

    1. Shop safely in person or online
    2. Buy a gift card
    3. Order delivery or curbside pickup

    Find options to help you Shop Your City here.

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SEARCH THE DIRECTORY
    The Online Directory of Certified Businesses is a searchable list of M/WBE, LBE, and EBE certified businesses across the New York City area. Directory listings include company details (including what goods/services they sell or provide) and contact information.

Businesses

We help businesses start, operate, and grow by:

  • Helping minority and women-owned businesses (M/WBEs) get City-certified and compete for contracts
  • Connecting entrepreneurs to free resources ranging from business courses to legal services
  • Explaining government rules and regulations
  • Helping entrepreneurs apply for funding to launch or grow a business

Contact us for more information.

Programs & Initiatives