Merchant & Small Biz Assistance

NYC Small Business Resilience Grant HERE

NYC & NYS Vaccination & Mask Mandate

  • NYS Dec 13th FAQs mask and vaccine mandate HERE
  • NYS Dec 13th All people must wear a mask to enter poster HERE
  • NYS Dec 13th All people must be vaccinated to enter HERE poster
  • Key to NYC new poster Dec 14 HERE
  • NYC Vaccination Requirements workers deadline December 27th and certificate of affirmation of compliance workplace vaccination requirements HERE
  • Reasonable accommodation guidance for vaccine mandate NYC HERE
  • Key to NYC Website HERE
  • Key to NYC Pass FAQs HERE
  • Written Template (word doc so will download onto your computer) Protocol HERE

Outdoor Dining News

  • Am I compliant with my Outdoor dining spaces? Checklist HERE
  • Comply with the SLA for serving alcohol in roadway and sidewalk seating by October 5th 2021. Find out more HERE

Free Support, Help & Grants/Loans

  • Brooklyn Excelerate Loan Fund HERE
  • NYC SBS FREE Hiring Assistance for Businesses HERE
  • NYC Business Recovery Network FREE; Financial, technical and legal assistance HERE
  • NYC SBS Free Financial Assistance Request HERE
  • NYC Small Business Services hotline FREE for re-opening call them with questions 888-727 4692

Helpful Guides for Inspections and Compliance

  • Plastic Straw Ban November 1st 2021: HERE for compliant Straws HERE for Law
  • What to expect when you are inspected – restaurants here
  • What to expect when you are inspected RETAIL here
  • Outdoor Dining/Open Restaurants Winter Guidance HERE
  • NYC DCWP Information & Tools for Employers here
  • NYC DCWP Safe and Sick Leave FAQs here
  • NYC DCWP Notice of Employee Safe and Sick Leave RIGHTS here
  • Sanitation Avoiding Violations here
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention, free online training and other requirements
  • Awning Act 2019
  • Business and Accessibility Compliance (ADA) Website and Slide Show
  • Identifying fake moneySecret Service info
  • Dogs are not allowed in restaurants unless service or emotional support. Here for info
  • Regulation and Licensing of Marijuana Businesses in New York webinar by NYC Hospitality Alliance 4/12 HERE

City Programs

  • Minority Owned and Women-Owned Business Enterprises – certification, low interest loans, one-to-one assistance and more HERE

Other Free Small Biz Support

  • Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Help Desk will connect you with experts to find solutions that can help your business. Just email helpdesk@manhattancc.org or call (212) 473-7875
  • City Bar Justice Center – Free legal advice with a volunteer attorney for 45 mins. Fill out contact form here

Links to Support, Programs and Mentoring

  • Business Outreach Network – small business help and education here
  • Commercial Leasing Guide NYC – Small Business Services
  • Free Small Business Courses – NYC Small Business Services
  • Compliance Support & Free Educational (only) visits request
  • WE NYC Women owned business support through NYC SBS.
  • Women and Minority Owned Business Program
  • Small Business Advocate & compliance advice run by NYC SBS call (212) 618 8810 – help navigate regulations 
  • NYC Commercial Lease Assistance program
  • Storefront Improvement Guide
  • Common Small Business Violations guide
  • What to expect when you are inspected guide
  • Click here to go to the website or call 311 for more information.

Links to Mentoring Programs

Police Support & Crime Prevention

  • NCO Officers – Neighborhood Coordination Officers
  • Crime Prevention Officer:
    • 78th Precinct – Officer Ferguson call (917) 698-8052
    • 72nd Precinct – (718) 965-6320
  • Domestic Violence Officer
    • 78th Precinct – (718) 636-6424
    • 72nd Precinct – (718) 965- 6363