Central New York's Creative Core

Starting a Business

Below are some links to organizations that can help you get started. Additional information is available on:

The Greater Syracuse Economic Growth Council
A local link that shows entrepreneurs that there are agencies and incubators in Central New York. Some of these resources can be linked to from this site.

Small Business Development Center
This site has a risk assessment and links to state and local regulations. An entrepreneur readiness quiz allows visitors to check their capacity for the start-up life.

Empire State Development
The New York State sponsored Small Business site. This site has checklists, links and information for the entrepreneur who is interested in starting a business in New York State.

SBA - Small Business Administration
Starting your business. This site has a lot of information for the start-up and has several links to programs that the SBA has to assist the entrepreneur. The site has FAQs about start-ups as well as a kit for new business owners. The First Steps page takes the potential entrepreneur through all the steps necessary to start a business including getting started with transaction processing.

SCORE - "Counselors to America's Small Business"
Tips on a wide variety of small business topics including Business Planning, eBusiness, Finance & Capital, Legal, and Tax.

Benefit Specialists
For over two decades, Benefit Specialists of NY has been that partner to our business community. As part of the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, we've served the employee benefit needs of businesses throughout the region with unsurpassed commitment, products and guidance.

Economic Development
Our diverse business economy has enabled the Syracuse community to fare better than most of our upstate neighbors. Although a significant number of manufacturing jobs have been lost, the service-providing industry continues to grow strong. Syracuse is crossing a threshold, making an irreversible transition away from the manufacturing-centered economy of yesterday to high-valued, knowledge-intensive businesses and industry.

235 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

T: (315) 474-0910
F: (315) 474-0915