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Empire State Development
Empire State Development Website
Small businesses make up 98 percent New York State businesses and employ more than half of New York’s private sector workforce. Empire State Development’s Small Business Division supports the development and expansion of businesses with under 100 employees – directing an array of programs and initiatives supporting small business growth and helping entrepreneurs maximize opportunities for success. Explore all we offer, plus a custom business checklist of NYS programs and services that match your goals.
Empire State Development - Finger Lakes Region
400 Andrews Street - Suite 300
Rochester, NY 14604
Empire State Development Finger Lakes Webpage
The main way to seek NYS funding is the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) portal, which is used for dozens of agency offerings. Some programs are open year-round, but most programs are open during the annual "round" that typically runs from May-July.
FuzeHub provides New York State manufacturers with guided access to our extensive network of industry experts, programs and assets to solve productivity, commercialization, research and development issues, and other challenges to growth. The FuzeHub team consists of experienced manufacturing and business professionals who are knowledgeable gateways to New York State’s vast technology, research, engineering, and equipment assets. FuzeHub responds directly to all company requests within 24-48 hours, as the first step to connecting you to specialized technical resources, programs, and services.
Guide To Owning and Operating a Small Business in New York State
Guide To Owning and Operating a Small Business in New York State Link
IRS Guide to Starting a Business
IRS Guide to Starting a Business Link
Launch NY Seed Fund
Launch NY Seed Fund Website
The Launch NY Seed Fund is a nonprofit fund, fueled by grants and donations, with all returns coming back to the fund to support investments in future startups in what is known as an “evergreen cycle”.
New York Department of State's Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
New York Department of State's Division of Corporations, State Records a
The New York Department of State's Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code examines, files, and maintains numerous documents vital to business and state government including state and local laws, oaths of office, trademarks, certificates of incorporation, and Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 financing statements.
New York State Business Express
New York State Business Express Website
Your Guide to Doing Business in New York. Business Express helps guide you through your business and professional requirements.
New York State Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development
New York State Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development Websit
Our mission: To promote equality of economic opportunities for MWBEs and to eliminate barriers to their participation in state contracts. We supplement New York State's economic leadership with information and resources that increase access to information and opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses throughout the state. Our key objectives: Encourage and assist state agencies to award a fair share of contracts to MWBEs. Review applications by businesses seeking certification and maintain a directory of certified MWBEs. Promote the business development of MWBEs through education and outreach to NYS agencies as well as MWBEs.
New York State Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR)
NYS Empire State Development Website
New York State offers resources designed to enable new and existing businesses to become more competitive through the use of innovative technologies. Learn more about innovation assistance grants available to small manufacturers, early-stage companies and non-profit organizations.
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