Hi Mike. Welcome to the community & congratulations on deciding to start your business.
In regards to your landlord finding out, I would recommend reviewing your lease to see if there is anything specifically mentioned in it about running a business from the apartment.
Are you saying you've completed 1-5 or those are your plans to accomplish before you start advertising to the general public?
Does anyone else in the community have any advice or questions or suggestions for Mike?
Good morning Berta,
Thank you for the quick reply.
I will look for the copy of my lease tonight and take a look. Yes. Items listed 1-5 have been completed. All that's left is to start advertising.
Mike, I don't know the NYC and NY state laws --- or what is prohibited in your lease. My gut tells me that you are prohibited in running a business from running a business in your apartment.
There are companies that provide space to solo-entrepreneurs on an as needed basis; Regency comes to mind. I started my own business in such a space.
Apartments in NYC are hard to find and you don't want to get kicked out.
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I provide computer services (repairs, sales, web design, etc.) out of my Manhattan, New York based apartment and I am making preparations to market those services to the general public. What concerns should I have with regards to the landlord finding out or New York State zoning laws?
1. Using half the space of my 2nd bedroom
2. New York State business certificate posted
3. EIN number registered
4. New York State and Federal Labor law posters posted
5. Registered with New York State unemployment insurance (I plan to have 1 person working 9 am- 5 pm)
Thank you in advance,