New York State offers assistance to small businesses and minority-owned and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) in many different areas including:
Start-up Assistance: Information and resources for starting a business in New York State.
Access to Capital: Sources of capital (both loans and equity) for growing your business and information about improving your ability to access capital.
Financial Incentives: Includes tax incentives, employer incentives, environmental and energy-related incentive programs.
Technical Assistance: Comprehensive listing of business service providers around the State who can answer questions about your business and provide training and individual consultations on subjects such as business planning, marketing, financial management, operations, import/export, environmental assistance, etc.
Government Contracting & Procurement: Information on how to do business with New York State, specific contract opportunities at various agencies, and other resources to help improve your chances of winning government contracts.
Industry Specific Resources: Programs targeted at specific industries such as agriculture, cable and telecommunications, construction, design, insurance, manufacturing, motion picture and television, real estate, restaurants and food service, and retail.
Employee Hiring, Training, Benefits, and Incentives: Programs aimed at helping New York businesses recruit and train employees as well as information about employee benefits and work supports.
Mandated Government Filings: Online resources for permits and licensing as well as information on complying with state laws and regulations governing your business.
Environmental Assistance: Businesses can reduce costs
and boost competitiveness through sustainable environmental
practices and stay current about environmental compliance