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Albany Small Business Development Center

Serving Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington Counties

Make an appointment for counseling:
Call 518.442.SBDC or use
our online form

Center Success Story:
John Halpert of Priority 1 Urgent Care

We think New York is great for small business -- and so do our clients.

Since our start in 1984, the expert advisors of the Albany SBDC have worked directly with 28,053 businesses, helping them to invest $543,926,495 in the area's economy, and create or save 15,244 jobs.

SEED Program - Small Enterprise Economic Development

SEED is a new Loan Program for future Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners that bases the lending decision on the character of the applicant and feasibility of the business model.

Program Components:
-Assistance in Accessing Capital to Start or Expand a Small Business
-Business Model Development (SBDC along with interns from UAlbany School of Business and School of Social Welfare)
-Entrepreneurial Training Classes
-One on One business Counseling Assistance
-Peer Mentoring Support

Application Process:
-Completed Application Packet
-Copy of Credit Report
-3 Letters of Reference (2 professional, 1 personal)
-Interview with SEED program Coordinator

Maximum Loan- $35,000

If you or your business reside in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success.  Among other things, we help our clients:

  • 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 & regulations

And thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge.

Contacting the Albany SBDC:

Center: 518.442.SBDC
Center: 518.442.7232

U Albany ETEC, Suite 146
Harriman Campus Road
Albany, NY 12222  

Directions to the center

Director: Katherine Baker

Email Address:

Hrs. of Operation:
9 AM - 5PM


Satellite Offices:
Albany County Satellite
Capital Region Chamber of Commerce
5 Computer Drive S Albany, NY 12205

Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce
2 North Main Street
Gloversville, NY 12078

Rensselaer County Satellite
Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce
90 4th Street Troy, NY 12180

Saratoga County Satellite
Saratoga Economic Development Corp.
28 Clinton Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 2866

Southern Saratoga County Satellite
Southern Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
15 Park Avenue Clifton Park, NY 12065

Warren County Satellite
Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce
136 Glen Street Glens Falls, NY 12801 2801