Small businesses are big businesses for New
York, comprising 98% of all businesses in
the state and employing more than half of
New York’s private sector workforce.
Innovation, creativity, determination and
perseverance are just a few of the essential
qualities small business owners demonstrate
New York State is committed to encouraging the continuous growth of small businesses in order to sustain their economic standing and position them for future growth and success. Our dedicated team directs a wide array of programs and initiatives to support small business growth and help entrepreneurs maximize their opportunities for success.
The Business First Resource Center provides one-stop shopping for many state resources, but to speak with someone about your specific small business needs, please contact New York State's Small Business Division at (800) 782-8369.