Working in partnership with a wide array of service providers, we offer consultations to people interested in starting a business, small business owners in need of general support, and entrepreneurs interested in starting a business. We’re here to answer your questions, and help you navigate your way through the process of writing your business plan, getting access to capital, finding the perfect location, making business to business connections, and more.
Free Business Planning Assistance
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, they have provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs. The Saratoga County chapter of SCORE is one of the most active in Upstate, New York and can offer mentorship and guidance to help you through the business planning process and ensure your business gets financed.
SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
For more information, including business resources and our schedule of presentations, seminars and workshops, visit the SCORE Northeast Local Website
To make an appointment in Saratoga County contact:
Bill Edwards | 518.893.7364 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Albany Small Business Development Center
Serving Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington Counties.If you or your business reside in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success. Client Services include:
- Understand the importance of a business plan
- Discover sources of funding
- Prepare for e-commerce
- Identify avenues for exporting goods & services
- Develop marketing plans
- Assess an invention’s viability
- Comply with licensing & regulationsAll services are free of charge.
Make an appointment for counseling: Call 518. 380.5077 or fill out their online form.
Contact: Katherine Baker | Email Address: email@example.com | 518.380.5077
University at Albany | 6 Executive Park Drive, Entrance B | Albany, NY 12203