Merchant Resources

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Resource Guide
Comprehensive guide to connect merchants with city-wide resources and explain essential business regulations. The guide covers critical topics such as:
  • Legal issues, permits & licenses
  • Financing & incentives
  • Immigrant-owned businesses
  • Violations & complaints
  • Licenses & Inspections
  • Sanitation requirements
  • Neighborhood Safety
  • Accessibilty requirements
Website Design & Marketing
For merchants within the BID, we design marketing materials such as social media graphics, and flyers. We have the capability to design a custom website for your business and domain name connection. These services are FREE of charge to the merchants of the 5th Avenue BID.
We also advertise local events, sales and news through the BID social media platforms & website.
Contact or tag us on social media to share your promotions with us!
The BID acts as a liaison between local businesses, stakeholders, and City agencies providing a collective voice for the neighborhood to help inform City policy. The BID is in close contact with local politicians, Community Board 10, and non-profit organizations in Bay Ridge. 
Helpful Links

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) helps unlock economic potential and create economic security for all New Yorkers by connecting New Yorkers to good jobs, creating stronger businesses, and building thriving neighborhoods across the five boroughs

Operating a Business in NYC? Create an account to apply for or renew licenses, pay for violations, and get all of the information you need to operate your business. 

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) protects and enhances the daily economic lives of New Yorkers to create thriving communities. DCA licenses more than 81,000 businesses in more than 50 industries and enforces key consumer protection, licensing, and workplace laws that apply to countless more.

The NYC Department of Health (DOH) issues many types of licenses and permits under the NYC Health Code. If you own or plan to own a restaurant or any food business, DOH permits are required.