Helpful Websites

Helpful Websites for Starting Your Business

-Local Websites- - Cattaraugus County Business help. – Cattaraugus County Business and Veteran Outreach Center - Cattaraugus County Procurement Technical Assistance Center servicing Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Allegany, Steuben, Schuyler, Cayuga, Tompkins, Chemung, Tioga, Cortland, Broome, Madison, & Chenango Counties.

-Federal Websites- - IRS website for federal forms, publications, and small businesses. Also get EIN number here. - Social Security Administration Website. - Small Business Administration website.  Information on starting and growing your business. - Service Corp. of Retired Executives. Offers free startup business assistance. - Federal Government website is a great source for general business information.

-New York State Websites- - New York State tax website for downloading all NYS Tax forms and publications. - NYS Dept. of State. Information on how to form a Corporation, S-Corp, or LLC. - NYS Dept. of Labor website. Jobs listings, review labor statistics, employer info. - This is a must do website.  Listing of licenses and permits for new businesses. - This NYS website helps individuals and sole proprietors with obtaining healthcare. - NYS website for starting a business. Lists information on starting and growing a small business, business plan, financing, marketing, employer obligations and selling to the government.

-Grant Information- - is your source to find and apply for Federal government grants. - NYS Consolidated Funding Online Application

-Private Websites- - Website for Inc. Magazine.  This magazine and website are geared towards small business.  The website contains “how-to” guides and other tools, such as HR policies and sample bank applications. - This magazine and website are geared towards small businesses.  Website contains articles, tools, how-to guides, books and numerous items related to operating a small business. - This website from The Wall Street Journal contains many articles on starting a business, franchising, e-commerce, and even lists businesses and franchises for sale. This website is dedicated to entrepreneurs, claims it is for the NYC SOHO market, but a good resource nonetheless. Instant access to useful financial ratios, business statistics, and benchmarks. Effective and understandable analysis of businesses & industries.


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