“Borough chambers unite to speak for the little guys; Nonprofit hopes to be a Partnership for NYC-type group for small businesses.” By Chris Bragg. Crain’s New York Business. February 3, 2013. Tired of depending on deep-pocketed big-business interests to fund their legislative fights, New York City’s small business leaders are looking to strike out on their own. The heads of New York City’s five borough chambers of commerce met on Feb. 1 to plot the formation of a new, issue-based advocacy group that they hope will be the small business equivalent of the Partnership for New York City. The nonprofit will be the 501(c)4 arm of the Five Borough Chamber Alliance, which was formed in 2009 to fight against a union-backed push for mandated paid-sick-leave legislation. Its lobbying may include everything from running advertisements to holding 2013 mayoral forums pinning down pledges from candidates on particular small business issues, Mr. Friedman said. It will be administered by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, according to Mr. Friedman, and will push issues of common interest among the five borough chambers’ members. The agenda is likely to include opposition to paid sick leave, as well as regulatory reform and small businesses’ budget priorities in the city budget. But the group won’t touch issues of potential disagreement, such as congestion pricing, and does not plan to make endorsements.