Business Support and Services

Fines are imposed to deter unwanted activities and protect the safety, health, and well-being of residents. The City imposes fines for violations of various City rules. As a business owner, it is important to learn how to avoid common small business fines and understand the rules and guidelines for operating your business.

Download the violation guide here in different languages: English, Spanish, Chinese and Korean.



Empowering women to start, operate, and grow businesses. Woman entrepreneurs (WE) NYC’s free services area available across the five boroughs and in multiple languages.

Check out their website by clicking here. Download details here.

Chamber On-the-Go is a special service provided by NYC Small Business Services to help New York City small business owners access free services without leaving their storefront. “Chamber On-the-Go” deploys trained business specialists to connect with small business owners in neighborhoods across the five boroughs.

During an on-site visit, Chamber On-the-Go specialists can:

• Conduct a snapshot assessment of your business strengths and needs
• Connect you with free resources to help your business thrive from the NYC Department of Small Business Services, Chambers of Commerce, and local organizations
• Provide immediate business support and make appointments for future services
• Answer questions and collect feedback on the challenges and opportunities facing your specific business community


Department of Consumer Affairs: Protects and enhances the daily economic lives of New Yorkers to create thriving communities.

Check out their website by clicking here.

Immigrants face unique challenges in the workplace and marketplace. The Department of consumer Affairs crated these tips to educate immigrants about their rights and where to turn for help.

Download Consumer Protection Tips for Immigrants in different languages: English, Chinese, KoreanSpanish, Hindi, Bengali, and Punjabi.

If you are a paid care worker in NYC, you now have a dedicated City resource for workplace questions and complaints: the paid Care Division within the Department of Consumer Affairs(DCA) Office of Labor Policy & Standards.

Download NYC Cares for Care Workers Brochure in different languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Hindi, Bengali, and Punjabi.

Download 10 Tips Every Consumer Should Know in different languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Bengali.

Free Business Workshops

Join us for a series of free marketing workshops with the NYC Department of Small Business Services, hosted by the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. Build your small business digital toolkit to boost your business. 


Immigrant Business Initiative

Immigrant-owned small businesses play an essential role in New York City's economy. As part of an ongoing commitment to serving the City's immigrant entrepreneurs, the Department of Small Business Services (SBS) has developed business courses and resources to address specific needs of entrepreneurs in immigrant communities.

Immigrant Business Initiative

SBS, with support from Citi Community Development, has partnered with community-based organizations to provide tailored services to immigrant entrepreneurs in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Russian, Korean, and Bengali. Partner organizations include Business Outreach Center Network, Brooklyn Public Library, Renaissance Economic Development Corporation, Shorefront YM-YWHA, and Sapna NYC.

Building Your Business in New York City: A Guide for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

This guide offers step-by-step advice for immigrant entrepreneurs planning, launching, or growing a small business. Topics include: signing a commercial lease, navigating government, and understanding the rights of immigrant New Yorkers. Developed by SBS in partnership with Citi Community Development, the guide will be accessible in six languages.

Building Your Business in New York City: A Guide for Immigrant Entrepreneurs (PDF)

Partnership with New York City's Public Libraries 

SBS has partnered with the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Public Library to reach entrepreneurs in immigrant communities across the five boroughs through:

  • Training frontline library staff
  • Offering free business courses in multiple languages at library branches
  • Providing multi-lingual materials on City services available for immigrant entrepreneurs

Learn more about immigrant entrepreneurs in New York City (PDF)

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