Helping Small Businesses Start, Expand, and Operate
Launched NYC Business Express
Created under the Bloomberg administration, this one-stop online tool helps entrepreneurs start a business in NYC.
Launched New Business Acceleration Team
The team worked to streamline the City’s permitting process and helped more than 1,500 restaurants open an average of 2-3 months ahead of schedule.
Created NYC Business Solutions
Free services for businesses were provided in seven centers that serve nearly 10,000 businesses annually.
Launched Set of Business Education Courses
To help entrepreneurs start or grow a business, new programs were developed with the Kauffman Foundation, Columbia University, and NYU.
Built Out a Capital Access Program
In 2012 alone, SBS helped over 600 customers access more than 650 financing awards totaling more than $63 million in capital.
Formed Partnerships with Pro-bono Attorneys
Legal referrals to 400+ businesses saved an average $1,300 each.
Founded NYC Bank Advisory Council
Together, 10 banks increased access to capital for small businesses.
Launched Small Business Digital Toolkit
Launched in the summer of 2012, the Small Business Digital Toolkit provides small businesses with courses and tools to help them grow their presence online, through social media, and leverage technological resources.
Business Owner Bill of Rights
A bill of rights was created setting forth standards that encourage more constructive interactions between small business owners and agency inspectors.
The Bloomberg administration developed and introduced new customer service training modules for agency inspectors to enhance the relationship between City agencies and entities they regulate.