Business + Services

Submit Your Ideas for SBS Small Business First

Small Business First is a new initiative led by the Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and the Mayor’s Office of Operations in coordination with multiple City agencies to improve the regulatory climate in New York City. The initiative builds upon previous reforms and seeks to make changes that will assist businesses by:

  • Providing better information about government requirements and how to comply
  • Simplifying rules and compliance processes to reduce violations
  • Ensuring enforcement focuses on promoting compliance through education and flexibility
  • Easing the process for correction and adjudication of violations
  • Delivering improved services to immigrant and low-/moderate-income entrepreneurs and outer-borough businesses

Mayor de Blasio has directed SBS and Operations to develop recommendations to achieve these goals by working with City agencies and soliciting feedback from the public.

Tell SBS your ideas to make the City’s regulatory environment better for small businesses by submitting them here or by tweeting with the hastag #smallbizfirst and by tweeting at @NYCBusSolutions.