Business Planning

Albany Center for Economic Success (ACES)

ACES is managed by the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region and focuses on building local businesses and job creation by providing incubator services and technical assistance programs. Services range from initial consulting and client assessment to intensive entrepreneurial training, development of business plans, financial projections/statements, minority and women-owned business certification, and referrals to funding sources and other ancillary resources. Contact the ACES office of the Community Loan Fund at 518-427-7804 or visit the ACES website for more information.

Center for Economic Growth (CEG)

CEG is a non-profit organization helping businesses settle and develop in the Capital District. CEG assists growing starters or longstanding facilities navigate systems and procedures to create a successful long term hom in upstate New York. Contact CEG at 518-465-8975 or visit the CEG website for more information.

Capital Region Chamber

The Capital Region Chamber offers counseling and technical assistance to small, new or start-up businesses. Resources include computer equipped with software programs designed to assist new businesses in their development and management, a reference library and counselors from the Service Corps of Retired Executives. Visit the Capital Region Chamber website for more information.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The New York State Small Business Development Center helps clients to understand the importance of a business plan, discover sources for funding, prepare for e-commerce, develop marketing plans, and comply with licensing and regulations. The SBDC regularly offers seminars and classes around New York, often in conjunction with local experts. SBDC is administered by the State University of New York and all business services offered are free of charge. Visit the SBDC website for more information.