You can learn about Small Business First, which aims to reduce the burden of regulation on small businesses by making it easier for business owners to interact with the City.

Small Business First includes 30 initiatives that provide education and support services for business owners and simplifies regulations to help small businesses save time, money, and frustration when dealing with City government.

Small Business First builds upon previous reforms and seeks to make changes that will assist businesses by:

  • Providing clear information with coordinated services and support
  • Helping businesses understand and comply with City regulations
  • Reducing the burden imposed by complex regulations and fines
  • Ensuring equal access to City resources


Visit the NYC Small Business First website.

By Phone

  • Agency: Small Business Services
  • Division: NYC Small Business Services Hotline
  • Phone Number: 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692)
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Please call (212) 618-8810 after hours.

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