For Businesses

Con Edison’s Green Team

Con Edison’s Green Team provides free energy surveys for businesses – then they’ll install the recommended upgrades and pay 70% of the cost – businesses will see lower energy bills immediately.

Do You Have an Address Change for Your Business? Here’s Who You Need to Inform.

Whether you moved to a new physical location to expand the business or simply set up a new virtual office address to receive mail; notifying key agencies and listings can prevent major challenges due to an address change.

One of those things includes updating your business address with agencies, listings, documents, and accounts:

  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Secretary of State for Your State
  • City and County
  • Financial Accounts
  • Business Credit Accounts
  • Business Credit Reporting Agencies
  • Websites & Directory Listings
  • Social Media

Read more at the link on the title. Article by Marco Carbajo.

How to request a free bike rack from NYC DOT

You can request a free bike rack from the City Department of Transportation (DOT). 
CityRacks are free sidewalk bicycle parking racks, placed throughout New York City by DOT. They to encourage cycling for commuting, short trips and errands. CityRacks accommodate all types of bicycles and locks. CityRacks are not intended to be used for long-term parking. Bulk requests from Business Improvement Districts, civic associations or other groups of community members are encouraged and will be prioritized. To contact Community Board 6, email

NYC Business Solutions Center

NYC Business Solutions Center provides free legal and financing advice, guidance on getting NYC licenses and permits, and free business workshops.

NYC Love Your Local

Show the Love.

NYC Love Your Local honors the independent businesses that make our city a unique place to live.

Eligible businesses can receive grants and expert advice to keep thriving.

Online Learning opportunities from the Small Business Association (SBA)

FREE courses available online

Online courses:
Learning center:

SCORE Resources for NYC Small Businesses

SCORE offers free workshops for small business.

SCORE NYC Counselors’ Areas of Expertise cover a very wide range of businesses and professions. In addition to including a number of attorneys, accountants and professional educators, our ranks include individuals with extensive experience and expertise in manufacturing and distribution; banking and finance; retailing and wholesaling; marketing, advertising and publicity; personnel training and management, and E-commerce and internet marketing; as well as in such specific industries as apparel, technology, restaurants and food services, footwear and others.

SLA Mapper (SLAM) tool aggregating liquor licences, 311 complaints and health inspections

Courtesy of the BetaNYC team

See a new online app using New York City open data called SLA Mapper (SLAM). This is a tool developed for community boards that aggregates information about active liquor licences, sidewalk cafe licences, 311 complaints about bars, restaurants and clubs and restaurant health inspections onto a single map.

Try typing in the address in Manhattan 493 3rd Avenue (it’s between 33rd Street and 34th Street). 

Tech Advice from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce is offering Tech Office Hours for FREE! If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with a tech expert to improve your online strategy. Sign up at the link below.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA New York District Office
26 Federal Plaza Suite 3100
New York, NY

Phone: 212-264-4354

Fax: 212-264-4963

SBA’s core operations are focused around Capital, Contracting and Counseling.

Capital: SBA guarantees loans to businesses to help them start, grow and succeed.

Contracting: SBA serves as an advocate on behalf of small businesses, helping ensure small businesses have access to the nearly $100 billion of federal contracts available to them.

Counseling: SBA provides counseling and training to small businesses around the country through a national network of more than 14,000 resource partners including Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Veteran Business Centers and SCORE. SBA-supported counseling and training makes a difference: Those who receive counseling and training are more likely to start businesses, their businesses are more likely to survive over the ensuing years, and they are better prepared to seek financing and to plan effectively for future business growth.

In addition, there are local events, e-learning and videos available as resources.

You can sign up for their emails and register with them at:

To receive info about SBA-related training and events exclusively in your area, take a moment to input your zip code at