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Staying in Business


If you are a business owner looking to make it in NYC, we have business services available to you at no cost.

The Business Preparedness and Resiliency Program can help you prepare your business for disasters. Learn how to make your operations more resilient and protect your investments.

Our free FastTrac GrowthVenture course can help you develop strategies and professional networks to help your business reach the next level of performance, whether it be a new sales goal, your first international customer, or a new strategic partnership. 

To increase the productivity of your existing staff, we offer financial support to help you pay for staff training to upgrade obsolete skills, enter new markets or for when you purchase new equipment or software.

We can also help you tap into some of the biggest markets around, by helping you sell to the government.  All levels of government have a substantial buying needs, and for those businesses that qualify, we can also help you get certified with our Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE), Locally-Based Enterprise (LBE), or Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE) programs.

For information on how to stay in business, visit will help you identify the licenses and permits you need to operate your business in New York City.

For more information, please Contact an Account Manager or visit our Business Library.