The dedicated NYC BEST team will serve as a single point of contact between City agencies and small businesses operating in the five boroughs. The initiative aims to save small businesses time and money by streamlining the many interactions required with City agencies and providing key advice to help business owners expedite permit and licensing processes and resolve or avoid fines and violations.
First-of-its-kind initiative provides business assistance to justice-involved New Yorkers ahead of State opening cannabis retail license applications
Applicants encouraged to call 888-SBS-4NYC or visit Cannabis NYC online for assistance
As part of the City's commitment to spur economic growth, SBS released The New Normal: Adapting Your Small Business Playbook, a 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.
Neighborhood businesses keep New York going 24/7. Here are the top 3 ways you can support the small businesses that make our city a unique place to live:
Find options to help you Shop Your City here.
The Online Directory of Certified Businesses is a searchable list of M/WBE, LBE, and EBE certified businesses across the New York City area. Directory listings include company details (including what goods/services they sell or provide) and contact information.
We help businesses start, operate, and grow by:
Interagency effort providing a sole point of contact to cut through red tape.
Free legal services to help eligible businesses negotiate a lease, respond to eviction notices, etc.
Initiative to help create equity of opportunity by advancing Black entrepreneurship.