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NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris announced the expansion of its no-cost compliance consultation services to help businesses open safely under the Open Restaurants program, avoiding costly fines and penalties. The new program is a virtual service focused on rules and regulations for the Open Restaurants Program and helps small business owners understand common compliance challenges.
During the hour-long consultation, an SBS team member will survey the restaurant to look for violations. The team member will note any updates that need to be made and provide the business owner with a checklist of potential non-compliance issues. Fines will not be issued during this visit although the consultation will not exempt a business from the inspection and enforcement processes of City, State, or Federal agencies.
Business owners need a communications device with a microphone and camera, and access to WiFi or cellular service. Businesses can fill out the following application or call or 888-727-4692 to schedule a no-cost virtual compliance consultation.