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NYC Offers Business Express: Online Resources For Starting a NY Biz

The City of New York has started Business Express, to assist New Yorkers wanting to start businesses with obtaining general license, permit, tax, incentive, and other useful information online.

It’s got a “Wizard” feature to help you determine which forms, permits or other legal forms you might need. I am thinking of starting a side food business and I used the wizard to tell me the forms I needed. I didn’t know the answers to some questions, but there was a HELP button next to every question with more information.  It also had helpful questions like, “would you like more information on being a minority or women-owned business?” which I’d never think to ask about on my own. Give it a try!

NYC Business Express provides information for businesses in the
following sectors:

  • Administrative and Support Services
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Food and Beverage Services
  • Health Care
  • Retail
  • Services
  • Wholesale Trade

NYC Business Express will be adding additional sectors and
functionality over the next year; while it is being developed
information contained on this website may not be comprehensive and
service disruptions may occur. (per nyc Biz Express website)