To ensure business reopening is done safely and without causing a resurgence of COVID-19, all businesses must adhere to specific hygiene, distancing, and health protocols.NYC Restaurant Resource Guide
New York City restaurants and bars have specific requirements based on seating/dining types, occupancy levels, and protocols.Open Storefronts
Reimagining outdoor space for New Yorkers and small businessesOpen Restaurants
Expanding outdoor seating options for food establishmentsNew Normal: Business Adaptation Playbook
Handbook filled with tools, technologies, and strategies to help entrepreneurs stabilize their business, protect their staff and customers, and build and grow beyond the pandemic.Vaccination Requirement: Workplaces
Workers in New York City who perform in-person work or interact with the public in the course of business must show proof that they have received a COVID-19 vaccine.
Develop critical skills to help your business thrive, either in the classroom or online. Non-English courses are also available.Business Pathways
Public housing residents: apply for a no-cost program that connects you with the resources, training, licenses, grants, and supplies to launch your business.FastTrac
Refine your business concept and plan with the guidance of successful entrepreneurs and supportive peer community.BE NYC Access: Consulting
Connecting Black entrepreneurs with world-class technical consulting services and business resources.
Interagency effort providing a sole point of contact to cut through red tape.Sidewalk Usage Guide
Learn about your responsibilities for using the sidewalk in front of your business to advertise, sell goods, or serve food.Small Business Support Center
Visit one location for licenses, permits, and business support services from multiple agencies.Small Business Advisory Commission
Serves as a critical link between business leaders and City government — ensuring we effectively support business growth while preserving public health and safety.
Our team will assess your needs and increase your chances of getting financing for your business.Contract Financing Loan Fund
Access loans of up to $1,000,000 at an interest rate of 3% APR to work on a project with a City agency or City-funded entity.NYC Financial Empowerment Centers
Get free one-on-one professional financial counseling to keep your personal finances and credit score on track. Small business owners often rely on their personal credit score for financing their business. You can schedule a free appointment online.NYC Small Business Opportunity Fund
If you’re a NYC-based business – a startup, growth-stage, or needing a boost after the pandemic – the NYC Small Business Opportunity Fund is a trusted, affordable way to invest in your business. No minimum credit score required.
Access a network of pro bono lawyers.Commercial Lease Assistance Program
Get help with your commercial lease.Mediating Establishment and Neighbor Disputes (MEND) NYC
Free mediation and conflict resolution services to address quality-of-life issues that impact both New York City residents and hospitality businesses (bars, clubs, restaurants, or live music venues).
Find the right employees for your team.Customized Training
Competitive grant program that provides up to $400,000 to help businesses invest in their employees.ApprenticeNYC – CNC Machine Operator
A competitive 18-month program that provides employers with wage support to train and employ entry-level CNC Machine Operator Apprentices.Supervisory Development Training
Helps staff of industrial businesses develop effective management skills, including communication, performance appraisal, and team building.Training for Your Employees
No-cost, online training to help NYC-based business owners and employees with essential technology tools and COVID-19 safety.First Course NYC for Businesses
A 14-week collaborative job training program to help meet industry demand for qualified entry-level restaurant cooks.
Aims to increase the number of Black-owned businesses in New York City, with a focus on growing businesses in high-growth industries.Chamber On-the-Go
A mobile business support program that helps New York City small business owners access free services without leaving their storefront.Immigrant Business Services
Help for businesses run by new New Yorkers.Industrial Business Service Providers
Get support for your industrial business.NYC Development Hub
Speed up building plan reviews to obtain construction plan approval.Shop Your City
Maps and lists to help you find local businesses to support.Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC)
Connects women entrepreneurs with the resources, education, and community they need to start and grow their businesses.Worker Cooperatives
Learn how to start a worker cooperative or convert an existing business into one.Cannabis NYC
Get information about starting a cannabis-related business in NYC.
Ensures minority and women-owned businesses have greater access to public contracting opportunities.Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE) Certification
Ensures that businesses owned, operated, and controlled by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged have greater access to public contracting opportunities.Locally-based Business Enterprise (LBE) Certification
Ensures that small construction firms, regardless of the gender or ethnicity of the owner, doing business in economically deprived areas of the City or employing economically disadvantaged persons, have greater access to public contracting opportunities.
Prepare your construction company to get a surety bond.Corporate Alliance Program
Learn from our corporate partners about how to perform on private contracts.NYC SBS APEX Accelerator
Learn how to successfully compete for contracts from the City, State and Federal governments.M/WBE Contract Legal Services
Free workshops and legal clinics to help NYC-certified M/WBEs understand business contracts, agreements, and related legal situations.
Business mentorship program for Black entrepreneurs in the pre-startup and early stages of operating their business.M/WBE Mentors
Peer mentorship program for NYC’s certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs).WE Connect Mentors
Successful women entrepreneurs share their expertise and answer your business questions during weekly sessions.