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I own a small business. Who can help?
Is there assistance available for large businesses?
What incentives is the City offering to help my business?
Who can help me set up my business?
How can I learn about the Minority- and Woman-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) program?
How can I get a license for my business?

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I own a small business. Who can help?
If you're thinking about starting, developing or relocating a business in New York City, the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) offers resources to help make your venture a success.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
NYC Department of Small Business Services



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Is there assistance available for large businesses?
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) offers a variety of business assistance resources from financing programs to real estate opportunities. If you do business in NYC, or want to set up a New York City office, visit the EDC online.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
New York City Economic Development Corporation



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What incentives is the City offering to help my business?
The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) have one task: to encourage business in the City. Programs cover financing, energy-cost reductions, tax abatements, real estate relocation, employment assistance, business assistance, and international business assistance.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
NYC Department of Small Business Services
New York City Economic Development Corporation



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Who can help me set up my business?
The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) offers free consultant services for new and existing businesses. It also provides information on commercial revitalization programs and zones in the City as well as Business Improvement Districts.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
NYC Department of Small Business Services



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How can I learn about the Minority- and Woman-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) program?
Find out more about the MWBE program through the Department of Small Business Services (SBS).

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
NYC Department of Small Business Services



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How can I get a license for my business?
Visit the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) online for information on licensing.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
DCA Business Licensing Guide



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