Small Business Resources

If you already have or are looking to open a business on Jerome Avenue or Gun Hill Road, we are here to help! 


Because of our close relationship with property owners throughout our district we are the leading experts on local leasing. In 2017 alone we dramatically reduced the vacancy rate and connected existing businesses with numerous resources, most of which can be found below. Click through to find more information about the local retail market and the services we can provide or connect you with!

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Welcome Packet

Our role at the BID is to support your needs as a small business as best we can, from connecting you to city resources to offering free marketing and advertising for your

business, and everything in between.


Our BID Welcome Packet helps to introduce new business owners to our work and reacquaint existing businesses with the resources we offer.

Storefront Improvement Grant Program

The Mosholu Preservation Corporation Storefront Improvement Grant program provides grant funding for small businesses to complete awning, sign, and security gate projects within the Jerome Gun Hill BID and the merchant associations that MPC serves. 

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Free One on One Professional Marketing Consultations

The Jerome Gun Hill BID, in partnership with the DM Firm, is offering free marketing consultations to small business owners within the district. Small businesses in the Jerome Gun Hill BID can receive the following resources for FREE:

  • One on one marketing consultation
  • Marketing strategies specific to your business

  • Social Media and Advertising Recommendations

  • Next Step Guide on how to reach your business goals

Commercial Lease Assistance Program

The NYC Department of Small Businesses can connect small businesses with free legal assistance. If you are signing a new lease, renewing a lease, or you simply want to better understand your lease with the help of a lawyer, get info about the Lease Assistance Program here!

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NYC Department of Small Business Services

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The NYC Department of Small Business Services is an important partner in our work. From providing free business workshops to compliance consultations, SBS provides free support for small businesses to help them start, operate, and grow. Learn more about SBS programs and services here.