New York City offers a variety of services to help small business owners start, operate, or expand your business and navigate the City's rules and regulations:
- Visit nyc.gov/business, a central location where you can find all City resources available for businesses, including learning what's required to start a business (like the licenses and permits you need), checking the status of your inspection or application, and paying for certain transactions online.
- NYC Business Acceleration provides new and existing businesses with a client manager to serve as the business owner's point person, provide violations support, and provide information and assistance on recovering from a disaster or emergency. Call (212) 618-8810 to speak to a client manager.
- NYC Business Solutions provides a range of free services for businesses including help obtaining financing or accessing financial incentives, assistance with staff recruitment or training, and classes on a variety of topics.
You can find specific information on services offered by each of the agencies participating in Small Business First by visiting their websites: