Small Business is Big Business in New York State2018-11-28T21:04:57+00:00

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New York State understands the needs of small business – first hand…

Small businesses employ more than half of New York’s private sector workforce, so it is not surprising that the Empire State Development (ESD) established a Division for Small Business.

The Division directs a broad array of programs to support the development and expansion of small businesses with under 100 employees.

The Business First Resource Center provides one-stop shopping for many state resources, but to speak with someone about your specific small business needs, please contact New York State’s Small Business Division at (800) 782-8369.

Quick Hits

2012 Small Business Brochure: Information and Resources

Start-up AssistanceLearn how to build your business, including information on planning, regulations, taxes, permits, and licensing,

Technical Support. Learn about accessing valuable technical assistance and training to help you form or plan your business, and more.

Business Support Networks. A guide to local organizations across New York State that provide resources to small businesses.

The United States Federal Government’s Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center

SB/SE serves taxpayers who file Form 1040, Schedules C, E, F or Form 2106, as well as small businesses with assets under $10 million.