NAVIGATING GOVERNMENT

Navigating government regulations can seem daunting for a small business, especially when you do not have the right contacts. For operating businesses and start-ups, we can help you troubleshoot and then resolve any issues you may be having that affect your day-to-day operations. We can connect with you government agencies and utilities in order to access services or respond to fines. Additionally, in the case of emergencies or natural disasters, we can help you recover quickly and restore vital services. Lastly, we strive to help business owners understand government requirements and act as an advocate on their behalf.

For new businesses, we can help prepare you for any licenses or permits you need so that you are secure in your space.

Here are a few of the agencies and utilities that we work with:

  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • NYC Parks and Recreation
  • Small Business Services
  • Department of Design and Construction
  • National Grid
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Con Edison

For assistance, please contact Michelle Saenz at msaenz@sbidc.org.