Immigrant-owned small businesses play an essential role in New York City's economy. As part of an ongoing commitment to serving the City's immigrant entrepreneurs, the Department of Small Business Services (SBS) has developed services and resources to address specific needs of entrepreneurs in immigrant communities.
SBS offers business courses, financing assistance, pro-bono legal services, and more in multiple languages throughout the City at no cost.
This guide offers step-by-step advice for immigrant entrepreneurs planning, launching, or growing a small business. Topics include: signing a commercial lease, navigating government, and understanding the rights of immigrant New Yorkers. Developed by SBS in partnership with Citi Community Development, the guide is available as a PDF in English and seven other languages: