Get the best opportunities for your small business — we can help
When you start a small business in New York, you’re part of a larger community, because small businesses make up 98% of all businesses in the state. When you expand or move a small business to New York State, you are part of a group that employs more than half of our private-sector workforce. Empire State Development’s Division of Small Business directs a wide array of programs and initiatives to support small business growth and help entrepreneurs maximize their opportunities for success. Our mission? To help you develop and expand into tomorrow.
Growth and operational support to boost competitiveness
Microloans under $25,000
Loans greater than $25,000 to $500,000
Are you a manufacturer looking to purchase a new building or large equipment?
Global and export marketing assistance
Advanced technology growth support
Looking for a mentor?
Interested in starting a new business?
Need a short-term loan?
Already own a business in New York State?
Get certified as an MWBE
Need help with a surety bond?
Become a state contractor
Annual, Regulatory, Budgetary and Legislative Reports
Division of Small Business Contact Information
- 1-800-STATE NY (1-800-782-8369)