NYC Business Solutions is at the forefront of the Bloomberg Administration's commitment to support and
grow New York City's small businesses. Members of the Business Solutions staff provide free, comprehensive
assistance, covering a variety of business related topics including:
Expert advice and guidance on obtaining financing: Be it start-up capital or funding to expand, the NYC
Business Solutions staff will helps fine-tune business plans to make them attractive to banks and other
lenders, and connects small businesses to specific opportunities, such as the Seedco Small Business Loan or
Accion's micro-lending program.
Hiring and Training Employees: Finding and retaining a skilled workforce is critical to a small business'
success and NYC Business Solutions understands this. Its professionals work with small businesses to develop
custom recruitment or training programs.
Navigating Government: Whether it is a question about licensing and permits, an issue involving regulatory
agencies or a way to access cost-saving incentives, NYC Business Solutions can quickly identify where to turn
and save time by facilitating access to government agencies.
Increasing Contracting Opportunities: With both the public and private sector, the staff certifies minority or
woman-owned businesses with the city. Staffed professionals walk businesses through the procurement
process to give them the competitive edge they need while compiling a bid for a government or private sector
This Easy Start Business Guide provides you with basic information and advice to assist you in starting a
business in New York City. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact one of our Business
Solutions Centers by calling 311, logging on to http://www.nyc.gov/smallbiz, or by visiting one of the Business
Solutions Centers located in each of the five boroughs: 358 149th Street, Lower Level in the Bronx; 9 Bond
Street, 5th floor in Downtown Brooklyn; 215 125th Street, 6th floor in Up