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In business, there are no guarantees. There is simply no way to eliminate all the risks associated with starting a small business – but you can improve your chances of success with good planning, preparation and insight. Start by evaluating your strengths and weaknesses as a potential owner and manager of a small business.
There are several local and state agencies operating within Schenectady County that are designed to assist current and potential business and service organization owners/operators with their unique economic development and assistance needs. The services provided cover all aspects of economic development, from assisting in development of business plans to providing funding for qualified applicants to finding suitable commercial properties for sale or lease.
Click on the menu items to the left to receive in-depth information about each agency and program, their respective Websites (if available) and contact information.

Visit the following websites to learn more about various state and federal economic development agencies:

Governor’s Office of Regulatory Reform –                www.gorr.state.ny.us/gorr
Department of Labor, Office of Employer Services –
U.S. Small Business Administration –                    
New York State Insurance Department –               

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