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NYC Business Solutions is a set of FREE services offered by the NYC Department of Small Business Services to help businesses start, operate, and expand in New York City. Whether you need financing assistance, legal advice, ways to score new business opportunities with the City, recruiting advice, or help with permits or licenses, NYC Business Solutions can work for you – for FREE.

NEW: NYC Online Certification Portal

Introducing the launch of the NYC Online Certification Portal for Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs), Locally-Based Enterprises (LBE), and Emerging Business Enterprises (EBE).

Don't miss out on any business opportunities! Visit NYC.gov/certifyonline to:

Winter Weather Guidance for Business Owners

Severe weather conditions (example: Nor'easters; freezing rains; heavy snow and rain conditions) can destroy store front façades, building structures, roofs, awnings, shatter façade glass/windows etc. Additionally, severe weather conditions can also damage sidewalks, equipment, and merchandise.

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Everything You Need To Know About Paid Sick Leave

On March 20, 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed New York City's Earned Sick Time Act (Paid Sick Leave Bill) into law, which requires certain employers to give their employees sick leave that they can use for the care and treatment of themselves or a family member. For more information please visit www.nyc.gov/PaidSickLeave or click on any of the following links:

Paid Sick Leave FAQ
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What Employers Need to Know

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