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How-To Guides

Licenses, permits, incentives, and help with running a startup in NYC.


Step-by-step directions to getting it done

Small Business Resource Guide

Small Business Resource magazine is the most complete guide to starting and expanding your business. You'll find information on counseling, training, capital, contracting, disaster assistance, business advocacy, local directories and more.

NYC Start a Business

Start a Business on provides a convenient checklist of industry-specific requirements and advice to help you start and operate your business in New York City.

NYC Starter Guides

NYC Starter Guides are downloadable two-page roadmaps that provide the steps for meeting government's requirements when starting different types of businesses in New York City.

Nonprofit Startup Resources for NY

The Nonprofit Startup Map provides links to helpful state resources such as nonprofit associations, legal support organizations and government agencies.