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9 Bond Streets, 5th Floor

Operated by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS),
the Brooklyn Business Solutions Center offers classes,
makes referrals, coordinates SBS services, and helps small businesses address concerns with government agencies or utility companies. SBS also offers NYC Business Express, an online tool that consolidates many of the license, permit, and tax applications required to do business in New York City. The NYC Business Express Incentives Estimator can even provide a customized list of city, state, and federal incentives your business may qualify for.

If your business needs help with a commercial lease issue in New York City, you may be eligible for free legal services through the city’s Commercial Lease Assistance Program. The program helps eligible businesses to sign a new commercial lease, amend, renew or terminate an existing commercial lease, address commercial lease issues. New York City businesses that meet income eligibility requirements and are not a franchise establishment can visit here for more information and assistance.

Commercial Lease FAQ from Take Root Justice

Comprehensive Guide to Commercial Leasing in New York City, published by SBA

Lease Strategies For Tough Times... Or Any Time

New York City Bar Association's Model Retail Lease

New York City Bar Association's Accompanying Model Retail Lease Commentary

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