Doing Business On Central Ave, Jersey City
What do you need to know about doing business in Jersey City? Glad you asked. The first thing you should know is that you are a member of the CASID if your business is located in the Central Avenue commercial district. Secondly, the CASID is here to support your efforts to own and operate a successful Jersey City business.
For your convenience, some important aspects of doing business in Jersey City are highlighted here on this webpage. Please be sure to explore all the resources provided below to learn more about doing business on Central Avenue and in Jersey City. We have you covered if you are an established storefront business in the Central Avenue shopping district or looking to become one.
Open a Business on Central Avenue, Jersey City
- Are you searching for a location to move your established or startup business and are not sure if Jersey City is right for you? Central Avenue and the Jersey City Heights is ready to welcome you home. Find available commercial space in the district and learn more about the neighborhood and the incentives to do business here.
- Open a Business on Central Avenue
Become a Registered UEZ Business
- The Central Avenue business district is in the State of New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) Program. What does that mean to businesses within the district? It means that businesses participating in the program can access a number of financial programs designed to stimulate job creation and business growth. It also allows certain businesses to charge half the sales tax on retail items.
- More About the Jersey City UEZ Program
Other Financial Business Incentives (hard copies are available in the CASID office):
- EDA Microloan Fund = $1,000 - $5,000
- Small Business Investors Fund = $5,000 to $10,000
- The Jersey City Fund = $25,000 to $250,000
A clean, safe, and enjoyable eating environment is important to every restaurant. Central Avenue's business community takes public health very seriously and the CASID is now assisting local restaurants to better maintain that standard in addition to complying with local laws. More About "Certified Food Protection Manager" Course
Municipal Laws and Regulations To Know
- Municipal laws can vary from one local government to another. New entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners alike can save time, money and hassles by being familiar with the local laws that regulate businesses. We've saved you time by excerpting the sections of the code that are most relevant to doing business on Central Avenue and in Jersey City. Did you know there is a business curfew in effect for Central Avenue? Learn more or refresh your knowledge as to how Jersey City regulates garbage collection, storefront signage, use of sidewalks, and distributing handbills (flyers, posters, etc).
- Municipal (Jersey City) Laws To Know for Businesses
Guide to Renovating a Commercial Space
- Your investment in Jersey City speaks volumes of the potential growth that exists here. This guide will assist you, the small business or building owner, to familiarize yourselves with, and thereby expediting, the process you'll need to follow to obtain the proper building permits which will lead to the City issuing a Certificate of Occupancy (CO). By clearly spelling out the steps necessary for State Code Compliance, it is our hope you will experience less confusion and avoid unnecessary delays. The City of Jersey City will guide you through the process of obtaining building permits and wants to make your process run as smoothly as possible.
- Business Connect: Your Guide To Starting A Business or Project in Jersey City
- City of Jersey City (For Businesses)
- City of Jersey City Tax Inquiry (online property tax info)
- Jersey City Economic Development Corporation
- Jersey City Office of Innovation
- Jersey City Small Business Navigator
- Hudson County Chamber of Commerce
- New Jersey Business Portal
- New Jersey Division of Revenue
- New Jersey Division of Treasury
- New Jersey Lottery (Information for Retailers)
- New Jersey Tax Record Search (property owner info)
- New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
- New Jersey Division of (Building) Codes and Standards
- New Jersey Small Business Development Center
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- Better Business Bureau of NJ
- Rising Tide Capital, Community Business Academy
Periodically, merchants may find counterfeit $100, $20, and $10 bills circulating within the community. Business owners should not assume that customers know they are in possession of counterfeit money. For more information on how to identify counterfeit bills and how to handle such situations please refer to the following websites:
- U.S. Department of the Treasury
- United States Secret Service
- Bureau of Engraving and Printing - Security Features
- How to Tell if Money is Counterfeit (ehow)
Zipcar for Business program available on Central Avenue
Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, is now available in the Jersey City Heights. Employees of local businesses throughout Jersey City will benefit from Zipcar’s presence through the Zipcar for Business program that offers discounted driving rates Monday through Friday. This program helps business members save money, meet environmental sustainability goals and reduce parking requirements by providing their employees with access to Zipcars for business needs and other uses. For more information or to sign up your business, please visit www.zipcar.com/business