New York Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Upcoming Training & Online Resources
In addition to free business advising, New York SBDCs provide business training to startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners across New York State. Training topics range from business plan writing, accounting, business continuity, digital marketing, to disaster planning and recovery.
Empire State Digital
With Empire State Digital, New York State has partnered with leading global e-commerce partners—Shopify, Square, Clearbanc, and Etsy—to accelerate New York State based small businesses’ ability to grow their online presence.

Empire State Digital's participating partners are offering specialized solutions such as education, free resources, marketing support and discounted pricing that are unique to the needs of New York’s small businesses. The aim is to give small business access to toolkits and resources to digitize, find new markets and adapt to the new economy due to the changes from COVID-19.
November 2 – 6: National Veterans Small Business Week 
This year marks the seventh annual National Veterans Small Business Week, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration from November 2 to November 6, 2020. Look for events tailored to veteran entrepreneurs — activities designed to protect their businesses during this pandemic.
To honor National Veterans Small Business Week,, the official federal website for small businesses, highlights resources that might be particularly useful for veterans who own or aspire to start a small business. Visit for more information.
Help Navigating COVID-19 Tax and Filing Requirements and Benefits
Small business owners can also look to for essential information about federal tax relief resources. This website offers information on tax assistance, such as credits and deferrals, so you can continue making informed choices.
COVID-19 is yet another challenge to small business owners. At any point in your recovery process, reach out to your nearest New York SBDC office to schedule an advising session. Each center is equipped to meet with you virtually (phone or web conferencing) to assist with your questions.
Want more frequent updates?
Small Business Questions?
We're here to help.
New York SBDC is a Partnership Program with the SBA, administered by the State University of New York. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.