Business Resources

Business Resource Links

Helpful Business Resource Links

The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy defines a small business for research purposes as “an independent business having fewer than 500 employees.”

Small businesses are an integral part of the economy since they make up 99.8 percent of all New York businesses. Also, New York small businesses employed 4.0 million people, or 50.2% of the private workforce, in 2015.

There are many questions that small business owners may have and there are many resources at their disposal.

The Building Industry Association

Tel: 718-720-3070
Fax: 718-720-3088
120 Stuyvesant Place
Staten Island, NY 10301
www.webuildnyc.com
jessica@webuildnyc.com

East Shore Local Development Corporation (ESLDC)

Administered by the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce
718-727-1900
www.eastshorenyc.com

New Dorp Business Improvement District 

Tel: 718-987-2772
147 New Dorp Lane
www.facebook.com/ExploreNewDorp

Northfield Community LDC

Tel: 718-442-7351
Fax: 718-981-3441
160 Heberton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10302
www.northfieldldc.org

The South Shore Business Improvement District 

Tel: 718-490-5023
www.southshorebid.org

Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR)

Tel: 718-979-0007
Fax: 718-928-3221
1535 Richmond Avenue,
Suite 303
Staten Island, NY 10314
www.sibor.com
website@sibor.com

Staten Island Downtown Alliance
West Shore Business Improvement District (WS-IBID)

Administered by Staten Island Economic Development Corp.
718-447-1400 ext. 814
www.westshorebid.org

Additional Business Resources

American Chamber of Commerce Executives
Business Council of New York State

111 Washington Avenue
Suite 400
Albany, NY 12210
Tel: 518-465-7511
Fax: 518-465-4389
www.bcnys.org
linda.costello@bcnys.org

Community Health Advocates
Empire State Development
Empire State Development-Division for Small Business

Phone: 1-800-782-8369
Email: nylovessmbiz@esd.ny.gov
www.nyfirst.ny.govResourceCenter/
SmallBizMenu.html

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Tel: 800-829-1040
www.irs.gov/

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Tel: 212-878-7000
www.mta.info

The New NY Works for Business
NYC Commission on Human Rights
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
NYC Department of Labor

Tel: 888-469-7365
917-493-7247
www.labor.ny.gov

NYC Department of Small Business Services
NYC Department of Transportation

Staten Island Ferry
Tel: 718-727-2508
www.nyc.gov/html/dot/home.html

NYC Economic Development Corporation

Tel: 212-619-5000
www.nycedc.com

NYC Health Insurance Link
NYS Department of Financial Services
NYS Department of Taxation and Finance
NYS Department of Taxation and Finance
NYS Division of Corporations, State Records and UCC

www.dos.ny.gov/corps/index.html
Phone: (518) 473-2492
Email: corporations@dos.state.ny.us

NYS Division of Licensing Services

www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/index.html
Phone: (518) 474-4429
(212) 417-5747
Email: licensing@dos.ny.gov

NYS Liquor Authority

www.sla.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 474-3114
Email: licensing.information@sla.ny.gov (licensing questions)
Email: enforcement@sla.ny.gov (enforcement issues)

NYS Workers' Compensation Board

www.wcb.ny.gov
Phone: (800) 628-3331

Port Authority of NY & NJ

Tel: 212-435-7000
www.panynj.gov

Public Advocate for the City of New York

Tel: 212-669-7200
www.pubadvocate.nyc.gov

Social Security Administration

www.ssa.gov

U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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