Happy New Year 2022!
From our entire team, we want to wish you and your family a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year! We look forward to working with you this year.
The Staten Island Business Outreach Center (SIBOC)
Nina, Jennifer & Priscilla
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a variety of plans during her 2022 State of the State address, ranging from infrastructure to housing to economic recovery. Among them is the new Billion Dollar Rescue Plan for small businesses. The plan includes: The Small Business COVID Capital Investment Tax Credit, Small Business Lending Initiative and Permanent Legalization of the Sale of To-Go Drinks for Bars and Restaurants, among other key elements. Learn more here.
Mayor Eric Adams signed the “Small Business Forward” Executive Order on January 3 to reform existing business regulations, ensuring local businesses face fewer needless fines and penalties. The Executive Order builds upon Local Law 80 and calls on the Department of Buildings, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Sanitation, Fire Department, Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to review business regulations with the goal of reducing fine schedules and allowing for cure periods or warnings for first-time violations. Read full details of the order here.