Department of Buildings Small Business Support Team is Here to Help
Apr 30, 2023 | By SoHo Broadway Initiative
SoHo Broadway Partner: Get DOB support for your projects passing through through the City’s pipeline!
The Small Business Support Team (SBT) provides small business owners and entrepreneurs with a single point of contact at DOB, allowing one-on-one guidance for planned or ongoing construction projects. Whether opening a new place of business or renovating an existing one, SBT gives the City’s small business owners and entrepreneurs the dedicated support they need.
What you’ll get after you submit your small business support form:
- Dedicated Team of Project Advocates. One point of contact for answers, coordination, and project scope management to help your business open on time without issues.
- One-on-one guidance. Providing support at NO COST for your planned or ongoing construction projects, including assistance with inspections, permits, and overall general advice.
- Proactive Consultations. SBT will provide answers up front to avoid issues down the road, creating a project road map to facilitate completing your project on time.
- Interagency Assistance. Working closely with our partners at SBS’ Business Express Service Team, we help you coordinate with other City agencies to
- Ability to resolve technical and operational issues relating to your project or property, so your project is done right and on time.
- Access to our SBT Project Advocates throughout the life of your project.
- DOB-related guidance helping you understand property dynamics which may impact your business.
- Support to solve and identify issues and decision points that can delay opening or reopening your business from before signing your lease, right through construction and opening day.
- Understanding of your business space, what permits are required, and what licensed professionals you may need to hire.
Take a look at a full overview of this service by NYC Department of Buildings Small Business Support Team: Presentation
Review Things You Need to Know to Complete Your Construction Project by NYC DOB: Website
Speak with DOB before starting your construction project, visit www.nyc.gov/doboffices to contact the borough office where the property you are inquiring about is located.
Contact SBT through the Small Business Help Form to get your project to completion and your business up and running faster.
Access a flyer for this DOB Small Business Support Team Service HERE
For general questions, submit an inquiry at Small Business Support.
Learn More about NYC Dept. of Buildings HERE