Education. Entrepreneurship. Economic Development.

Since 1984, we have worked with 420,048 businesses, helping them to invest $5,761,107,721 in New York's economy and create or save 185,337 jobs.

Through a network of 24 regional centers, the New York Small Business Development Center delivers high quality business consulting and training to New Yorkers who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business.

Thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge.

What's New

  • Attention veterans: StreetShares is awarding $5,000 each month to a veteran-owned small business. Learn more and apply to win at
  • SBDC advisors will assist small businesses wanting to participate in START-UP NY, the program that allows businesses to operate state and local tax-free on or near academic campuses in New York State. Learn more here.
  • Interested in government contracting? Learn about upcoming matchmaker events in NYS here.

Business Planning Guides

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