About Us

Small Business Deputy Commissioner Steve CohenSteve Cohen, Deputy Commissioner, oversees Small Business Services and Community Economic Development for Empire State Development.  Our dedicated team directs a wide array of programs and initiatives to support small business growth and help entrepreneurs maximize their opportunities for success.

 

 

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Direct Business Assistance Services
Small Business Ombudsman: Technical assistance and referrals to state programs for starting and expanding a small business. Call (800) 782-8369 or (518) 292-5220 for more information.

Puerto Rican Latino Business Development Center: Provides technical assistance and referral to Latino small businesses. Contact Martha Otero at (212) 803-3227 for more information.
 
Entrepreneurial Assistance Program
Environmental Small Business Ombudsman
Procurement Assistance
Minority & Women Owned Business Assistance


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

 

 

SMALL BUSINESS QUICK HITS

NYS Directory of Small Business Programs


This comprehensive and interactive guide assists Small Biz Directory Logoentrepreneurs looking to start new businesses and provides current small business owners with invaluable information and resources.

Directorio de Programas  que Ofrece el Estado de Nueva York  para Pequeñas Empresas

Directory of Alternative Small Business Lending Programs

Governor’s Small Business Task Force Report