Resources

For Micro Enterprises and Small Businesses

Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce
Entrepreneurial assistance center
1 Computer Drive South
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 458-9851
www.ac-chamber.org

Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council
Child care information
91 Broadway
Menands, NY 12204
(518) 426-7181
http://www.cdcccc.org

Capital District IDA Program
Individual Development Matched Savings Accounts
255 Orange Street
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 434-1730

Chamber of Schenectady County
Business networking
306 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 372-5656
www.schenectadychamber.com

Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region
Provides assistance and loans to micro and social entrepreneurs, business training class, technical assistance and one-on-one business counseling
255 Orange Street, Suite 103
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 436-8586
www.mycommunityloanfund.org

Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region, ACES Office
Business incubator & business plan assistance
255 Orange Street
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 427-7804

Consumer Credit Counseling Services
Credit counseling services
2 Computer Drive, West
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 482-0203

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County
Provides small business assistance
P.O. 497, 24 Martin Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186
(518) 765-3500
www.cce.cornell.edu/albany

The Legal Project
Provides pro-bono small business legal assistance including quarterly free legal clinics
24 Aviation Rd #101
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 435-1770
http://www.legalproject.org/

Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce
Hands-on assistance, Smart-up Class, Business Plans, Sites in Rensselaer County
255 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 274-7474
http://www.renscochamber.com/

New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC)
Variety of programs for financing businesses across NYS
50 Beaver Street
Albany, NY 12207
(800) 923-2504
(518) 463-2268
www.nybdc.com

Schenectady County Community Business Center
Provides funds, classes, and technical assistance
920 Albany Street
Schenectady, NY 12307
(518) 382-3069

Schenectady Public Library
Small business information center
99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 388-4500
www.scpl.org

State and National Agencies:

Empire State Development Corporation
New York State’s Economic Development Agency
Small Business Division:
633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12245
(800) STATENY (1-800-782-8369)

Link to Small Business Technical Assistance & Resources/Programs:
www.esd.ny.gov/SmallBusiness.html

IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
Clinton Ave. & N. Pearl St.
Albany, NY 12207
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(518) 427-4250
http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Small-Business-and-Self-Employed-Tax-Center-1

NYS Department of Labor
Compliance Assistance for Employers, DOL Laws
Leo O’Brien Building, Room 822
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 426-0385
http://www.labor.ny.gov/home/

New York State Library
Business resources, industry research, demographics
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-2274

NYS Department of State — Division of Corporations
Forms and instructions on corporate & limited liability company formation & licensing services
https://www.dos.ny.gov/corps/
(518) 473-2492

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives Association)
Consulting services provided by retired professionals
1 Computer Drive South
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 446-1118
www.score.org

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Free business consulting services
6 Executive Park Drive
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 380-5077
www.nyssbdc.org

U.S. Small Business Administration
1 Computer Drive South
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 446-1118 ext. 231
www.sba.gov

Resources for Nonprofits (PDF)