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Small Business First

The Mayor’s Office of Operations and the Department of Small Business Services in conjunction with other City agencies have launched Small Business First to dramatically improve the regulatory climate for businesses in New York City. In developing Small Business First, the City worked closely with small business owners, advocates, neighborhood and community leaders, and elected officials.

Based upon the comments and ideas from conversations with small business owners across the five boroughs, Small Business First seeks to:

  1. Provide clear information with coordinated services and support
  2. Help businesses understand and comply with City regulations
  3. Reduce the burden imposed by complex regulations and fines
  4. Ensure equal access to City services

Please visit to learn common business regulations, access resources to assist your business, and check on the status of a pending application or inspection.

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How to Reach Us

Please call 718-595-4436 or e-mail

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