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The NYC Department of Small Business Services offers free services to help businesses start, operate, and expand in New York City. Whether you need financing assistance, legal advice, ways to score new business opportunities with the City, recruiting advice, or help with permits or licenses, our staff is here to help you.

NYC Online Certification Portal

Don't miss out on any business opportunities! Visit the NYC Online Certification Portal for Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs), Locally-Based Enterprises (LBE), and Emerging Business Enterprises (EBE) to:

  • Certify and recertify online
  • Check the status of your application
  • Review & update your business information

Everything You Need To Know About Paid Sick Leave

On March 20, 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed New York City's Earned Sick Time Act (Paid Sick Leave Bill) into law, which requires certain employers to give their employees sick leave that they can use for the care and treatment of themselves or a family member. For more information please visit or click on any of the following links:

Paid Sick Leave FAQ
Notice of Employee Rights
What Employees Need to Know
What Employers Need to Know