Get the best opportunities for your small business — we can help.

Small businesses make up 98 percent New York State businesses and employ more than half of New York’s private sector workforce. Empire State Development’s Small Business Division supports the development and expansion of businesses with under 100 employees – directing an array of programs and initiatives supporting small business growth and helping entrepreneurs maximize opportunities for success. Explore all we offer, plus a custom business checklist of NYS programs and services that match your goals.

Economic Recovery and COVID-19 Loans and Assistance.

Important information about economic recovery and COVID-19 loans and resources for New York State small businesses and nonprofits.

New York State Directory of Small Business Programs.