New York Forward: Small Business Recovery Hub

Nov 30, 2020

Current Reopening Guidelines

Open Storefronts Program

Outdoor and Indoor Dining

Plastic Bag Ban

Commercial Evictions & Foreclosures

Business Closures by Zones

New York City is in the fourth phase of reopening.

Brooklyn is now fully in the yellow zone, however further updates to the zones are expected this week. We are continuing to monitor this closely.

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Brooklyn Chamber Resources

WE ARE COMMITTED to helping Brooklyn businesses and industries recover from the financial and other hardships caused by the pandemic.

Small Business Resources Network

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The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has activated its Small Business Resources Network to provide direct support to businesses throughout Brooklyn. If you are a small business in NYC, we can help.

Get free expert services to meet all your business needs:

  • volunteer mentors, 
  • technical assistance providers,
  • loans and grants, 
  • procurement opportunities, 
  • marketing, 
  • technology, 
  • real estate, 
  • legal and accounting services

Register today to get assistance.

Brooklyn Chamber in the Field

The Brooklyn Chamber team led by President and CEO Randy Peers has conducted 25 commercial corridor visits. Follow us @brooklynchamber to see our work each week in the field.

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Support neighborhood business, it's the Brooklyn way!

You can still contribute and join the effort to save your local small businesses. Learn more here.

Open for Business in Brooklyn

See who is open for business in Brooklyn - updated daily with over 1,000 businesses across all neighborhoods.

View our map of open plazas and streets in Brooklyn.

Commercial Cleaners

To assist with your business cleaning and sanitizing needs we have a vetted list of commercial cleaners operating across Brooklyn. Contact them for a quote.

Economic Impact Surveys

Our monthly surveys measure the economic impact of the pandemic to Brooklyn businesses. The feedback we receive supports our advocacy efforts on behalf of the small business community to policymakers. Our November survey results on commercial leases are now out.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Grant

We are providing disposable masks, gloves, sanitizers and  thermometers for businesses and their employees. Please apply for our Bring Back Brooklyn PPE grant here.

Small Business Hotline

The Brooklyn Chamber is digital! Find us on the Brooklyn App and join the 'Small Business Hotline' to communicate with us and your business peers in real time.

Webinars

We host weekly virtual events to help business owners and sole proprietors navigate financial aid and the latest resources, advice and information. View the recordings here.

Grants for Businesses and Non-profits

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Grants for Small Businesses

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Grants for Non-Profits

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Grants & Resources for Restaurants

Small Business Financial and Other Assistance

US Small Business Administration (SBA)

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New York City and State Resources

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Commercial Lease Assistance

The Commercial Lease Assistance Program offers free legal services for businesses seeking to renew or amend their existing lease, or sign a new commercial lease.

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New York Forward Loan Fund

Loan program for businesses with 20 or fewer full-time employees, nonprofits and small landlords who did not receive PPP or EIDL. Apply with these CDFIs.

  • Accion East
  • Community Preservation Corporation
  • National Development Council
  • Pursuit
  • TruFund

Complete the application here.
This is not a first-come, first-served application.

Assistance to Manufacturers

Review the reopening guidelines for manufacturers.

 

For PPE procurement (masks, gloves, disinfecting supplies, thermometers and physical barriers) or to be listed as a vendor, visit the NYC Manufacturing and Industry Innovation Council's PPE marketplace.

Other Resources

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New York City Resources

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Other Reopening Resources