Jersey City Small Business Services is the First Stop to Open Shop

Small business owners and entrepreneurs, make Jersey City Small Business Services your first step in opening a business in Jersey City. Take advantage of the expertise, services and resources that will help you through the processes of establishing and growing your business. They're available for you free of charge!

One-on-One Counseling —
Obtain the information, tools and support about business formation, space buildout, training and marketing.

Education —
Attend free development workshops covering a wide range of small business-related topics, including bookkeeping, business plan writing, property maintenance, digital marketing and more.

Marketing —
The Shop JC Buy Local program launched November 2016 and promotes shopping at and patronizing Jersey City small businesses with advertising, cross-promotional opportunities, events and more. Our Online Small Business Navigator —
Access information about resources, loans, the rules and regulations of conducting business in Jersey City, available spaces, and permits, and add your business to our registry database and then utilize it for services and goods that you can use.

For more information, email Vanessa Quijano at or phone 201.333.7797, ext. 1202.

"I'm so grateful to have had the guidance and assistance of the JCEDC in starting my business here in Jersey City. From the very first day we connected - prior to even having a location or lease locked down - I felt reassured and supported, and that the business I would be creating was valued. JCEDC was with me every step of the way, guiding me through small business loan options, UEZ certification, the permitting and licensing process, and all the way through to planning our ribbon cutting. The JCEDC was an incredible resource, and not only provided critical guidance during the start-up process, but also helped me build a network in Jersey City to leverage the amazing support and enthusiasm we have here in the community. I would recommend that anyone considering starting a new business here reach out to the JCEDC as one of their first steps - it will help ensure that your early efforts set you on the path to success."

~ Robert Hagemann, Founder of Corgi Spirits at the Jersey City Distillery