Frequently Asked Questions

What is GoBizNYC?

GoBizNYC is a citywide coalition of business leaders who want to help small businesses survive and thrive in New York City. GoBizNYC aims to ensure that growing businesses across the city are heard by the city’s government by engaging with elected officials, city officials, and the media to promote small business needs, especially those identified in the NYC Jobs Blueprint.

What are your goals?

GoBizNYC aims to engage the startup and small business community in a broader conversation about what NYC needs to do to remain a strong, inclusive city of opportunity for business and residents in the years ahead. GoBizNYC advocates for the recommendations laid out in the NYC Jobs Blueprint released by the Partnership for New York City. These recommendations focus on five key areas: more and better jobs; better educated and skilled workers; infrastructure that provides greater connectivity and accessibility; a safe and affordable living environment, and an efficient, disciplined and well-run city government.

How will you be engaging the startup and small business community?

GoBizNYC will provide supporters with opportunities to engage with the media and candidates on Blueprint-related concerns to ensure that their views on how these issues affect small business owners are represented in the press and addressed in the campaign season. 

What do I need to do as a supporter?

As much or as little as you want. At minimum, we would like your permission to list your business/organization as a supporter on our website. We also encourage you to connect with us to share the key challenges startup and small business owners face, especially as they relate to the Blueprint’s five key areas.

Beyond that, your level of involvement is entirely up to you. We may ask you to sign op-eds, appear on radio and TV and speak with journalists and candidates about your concerns for New York City moving forward. We’d also ask you to be willing to attend speaking engagements and community events to spread awareness.

What does it cost to join?

Membership is free.

How do I join?

Head over to our Join page and sign up! You can either sign up as an individual supporter or on behalf of your business/organization, which we would list on our Supporters page.

I still have additional questions. 

Please visit our Contact page