Steve Cohen, Deputy Commissioner, oversees the Community Economic Development Department for Empire State Development, which includes the Division for Small Business. 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
Minority & Women Owned Business Assistance
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
SMALL BUSINESS QUICK HITS
NYS Directory of Small Business Programs
This comprehensive and interactive guide assists entrepreneurs looking to start new businesses and provides current small business owners with invaluable information and resources.