Merchant & Small Biz Assistance

Latest News

  • Regulation and Licensing of Marijuana Businesses in New York webinar by NYC Hospitality Alliance 4/12 HERE
  • Restaurant Revitalization Act summarized by CohnReznick HERE

Re-opening & PPP

  • List of PPP Lenders compiled by NYC SBS HERE
  • NYC Business Recovery Network; Financial, technical and legal assistance HERE
  • NYC SBS Free Financial Assistance Request HERE
  • US Chamber guide to PPP round 2 and EIDl Loan HERE
  • Outdoor Dining/Open Restaurants Winter Guidance HERE
  • Dept of Health Reopening Indoor Dining Safety Checklist with links here
  • Outdoor dining heating regulations here
  • NYC Small Business Services hotline for re-opening call them with questions 888-727 4692
  • Indoor Dining NYS Guidelines and Affirm Guidelines here
  • NYS Safety Plan template here
  • Indoor Dining Safety Poster here
  • Indoor Dining Customer Log Template here
  • Indoor Dining FAQs here
  • What to expect when you are inspected – restaurants here
  • Dept of Health Restart guidance for businesses website here
  • SBS restaurant reopening website here
  • NYC DCWP update guidance for workers during COVID here
  • NYC Gym inspection request here
  • What to expect when you are inspected RETAIL 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


  • NYC BID Association Save Small Businesses Statement here
  • NYC BID Association 9 point plan to save small businesses and commercial corridors here

Loans & Grants

Other Free Small Biz Support – COVID

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

New Regulations, Laws & Advice

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.
  • Trends report; Small Business Services BID report

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