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The Capitalize Albany Corporation offers economic development assistance in the following categories:

Business Plan Assistance

The Business Plan A business plan describes the new-venture idea and projects the marketing, operational, and financial aspects of the proposed business for the first three to five years. Components of the plan include general company description, plans for product and services, marketing, management, operations, financing and legal considerations. The business plan is the first step for most businesses to set goals and objectives, and to attract investors or lenders for new or expanding businesses. In addition to the following organizations, you may find assistance with College and University Business Schools, attorneys, accounting firms, and general business consulting firms.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The New York State Small Business Development Center was created in 1984 to assist new businesses in getting started. SBDC 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. For more information call (518) 485-7647, or go to

Albany Center for Economic Success (ACES)

The focus of ACES is on building local business and job creation by providing incubator services and technical assistance programs. ACES is a private, non-profit organization that owns and manages the Orange Street Incubator for the purpose of fostering business development and generating jobs in the ecnomically distressed areas of the City of Albany. For more information: call (518) 427-7804 or stop by 255 Orange Street, Albany, NY.

SBA at the Chamber

The U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, offer counseling and technical assistance to small, new or start-up businesses. For more information, contact the Chamber at (518) 446-1118, or visit their website at