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Your Business: a downloadable guide to owning and operating a small business in New York State.
Visit www.esd.ny.gov/SmallBusiness/Data/YourBusiness.pdf. (S)
Directory of Alternative Small Business Lending Programs: A listing of local and statewide alternative
lenders to small and minority and women businesses. www.esd.ny.gov/SmallBusiness/AlternativeFunding.
html (S-with conditions)
New York Loves Small Business Website: Comprehensive information on starting and expanding a
small business. Includes:
„½ Directory of Alternative Small Business Lending Programs
„½ Business expansion planning „½ Environmental
„½ Financing and refinancing, venture capital „½ Minority and women
„½ Local resources „½ Selling to government
„½ Finding and training employees „½ Exporting
„½ Technical assistance „½ Demographics and economic data
„½ Regulatory assistance „½ Seminars and training
www.esd.ny.gov/SmallBusiness.html; 800/STATE NY (S)
Division of Minority and Women Business Development (DMWBD): Empire State Development¡¦s
DMWBD helps minority and women business enterprises (MWBE s) obtain:
„½ MWBE certification „½ Financial resources
„½ Contracting opportunities „½ Information about upcoming events
„½ Technical assistance
www.esd.ny.gov/MWBE .html; 800/STATE NY (S)
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