Resource Tool Box
SARATOGA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce offers entrepreneurs and small businesses: FREE in-person and virtual business counseling; free talent recruitment services; access to the only Saratoga County focused monthly economic update; boosted posts on our largest in the region social networks to amplify local news, products, services and job openings; health insurance; and local networking.
518-584-3255 | www.Saratoga.org
CAPITAL REGION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Build connections, gain knowledge, generate business, and be part of our collective influence for businesses and people to thrive. The Chamber helps build a strong community by connecting our members to people, business and issues important to business success. Through the Chamber, you and your business are engaged in initiatives that move us toward a successful future.
518-431-1400 | www.CapitalRegionChamber.com
BUSINESS COUNCIL OF NEW YORK STATE
The leading business organization in New York State, representing the interests of large and small firms throughout the state.
111 Washington Avenue, Suite 400, Albany, NY 12210 | 518-465-7511 | www.bcnys.org
BUSINESS MENTOR NY
For entrepreneurs, turning a passion into a business is the ultimate dream. But that dream doesn’t come easily. Fortunately, entrepreneurs don’t have to go it alone. Business Mentor NY is a free, easy-to-use social network that allows entrepreneurs and volunteer business mentors to connect so they can solve problems and build businesses together.
EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT
New York’s chief economic development agency. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, Empire State Development strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State.
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207 | 518-292-5100
NEW YORK STATE CONTRACT REPORTER
The New York State Contract Reporter is an online publication of procurement opportunities with New York State agencies, authorities, public benefit corporations, and many municipalities. The Contract Reporter is an essential tool for selling your product/services to New York State government.
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
518-457-9000 | www.dol.ny.gov
NEW YORK STATE DIRECTORY OF SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS
Helping NYS business build back. Find out more about Business Pandemic Recovery Initiative programs - including $800 million in state funding for small businesses - and about rental assistance for tenants.
NEW YORK STATE ENERGY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (NYSERDA)
NYSERDA offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
518-862-1090 | www.nyserda.ny.gov
NEW YORK STATE MINORITY & WOMEN OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
Access more than 15 small business loan programs custom-fit to your needs, including SBA 504, SBA 7(a), and SBA Microloans. You’ll work one-on-one with a lender dedicated to understanding your business and your borrowing needs.
800-923-2504 | www.PursuitLending.com
38 local SCORE volunteer mentors help small businesses and entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. SCORE is a nonprofit and all services are free and confidential.