Regional, State and National Business Resources

Business Council of New York State
The leading business organization in New York State, representing the interests of large and small firms throughout the state.
12 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Suite 17
Albany, NY 12211
518.465.1571

Business Mentor NY
For entrepreneurs, turning a passion into a business is the ultimate dream. But that dream doesn’t come easily. It’s hard work, and there are challenges around every corner. Fortunately, entrepreneurs don’t have to go it alone. Their chance of success increases with access to the business knowledge and guidance of experienced professionals. Business Mentor NY is a free, easy-to-use social network that allows entrepreneurs and volunteer business mentors to connect so they can solve problems and build businesses together. Join a growing community that has already created thousands of mentor-mentee matches and continues to make an impact through the power of mentoring to help small businesses thrive.

Empire State Development
New York’s chief economic development agency. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, Empire State Development strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State.
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207
518.292.5200

Internal Revenue Service
800.829.4933
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Small Business & Self-Employed Tax Center
Simplified Option for Home Office Deduction

New York Business Development Corporation
50 Beaver Street
Albany, NY 12207
800.923.2504

New York State Contract Reporter
The New York State Contract Reporter is an online publication of procurement opportunities with New York State agencies, authorities, public benefit corporations, and many municipalities.  The Contract Reporter is an essential tool for selling your product/services to New York State government.  You can learn about new bid solicitations, what products and services the State is buying, what agencies to market to, access archived solicitations, link to various agencies and be notified about procurement workshops and conferences.

New York State Department of  Labor
1660 Seventh Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
518.270.2860

New York State Department of State
41 State Street
Albany, NY 12231
518.473.2492

New York State Department of Tax and Finance
Building 9 W.A. Harriman Campus
Albany, NY 12227
518.485.6800

New York State Directory of Small Business Programs

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203
518.862.1090

New York State Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprise

New York State Workers’ Compensation Board
100 Broadway
Albany, NY 12241
866.750.5157

U.S. Small Business Administration