State Government Resources

The state of New York offers numerous free resources for New York’s business owners. Each link is a portal to more resources provided by the state government to help small businesses sprout up and thrive throughout the state.

Business Resources from the Official New York State Website
This site offers a huge repository of resources for small businesses and includes information for everything from information about starting a business to licenses to contracting with the state to minority and women-owned businesses and more. Learn more.

New York Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber helps small businesses and corporations by handling hundreds of phone calls, mail requests, e-mails, and business meetings. It’s formed alliances with business leaders, trade associations, sister chambers, government agencies, civic officials, and foreign dignitaries to accomplish its goals of business and community service. The Chamber also promotes networking, educational forums, and international trade events. Learn more.

New York Small Business Guide
Includes resources for starting a business, operating a business, getting free and partially subsidized training and assistance, and accessing local government sites (listed by both city and county). It also gives small business owners instructions on everything from paying taxes and reporting new hires to getting workplace posters and more. Learn more.

New York State Department of Labor
New York State’s Labor Department enforces state labor laws to provide a level playing field for law-abiding employers. They strive to ensure a fair wage for all workers and protect the safety and health of workers and the public. The site also provides resources for those who are unemployed, such as temporary financial assistance and a job board (where employers can post). Learn more.

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
As the name suggests, this site provides information about starting, expanding, and closing a business from a financial standpoint, as well as lots of tax-related services. It also offers free workshops especially for small businesses around the state. Learn more.


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