Business Resources

AM&T An experienced group of consultants and trainers who work with manufacturers and technology companies to help grow in the Southern Tier.Business CENTS Community Enterprise Networking and Training Service, providing services including: assessing financial feasibility, marketing strategies, business plans and resources. Provided by Alternatives Federal Credit Union.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Resource center for agriculture-based businesses.

Ithaca, City of – Economic Development Office

LaunchNY A non-profit venture development organization, providing guidance, mentoring and investments to help emerging companies succeed within the 27 counties of upstate New York.

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works Providing virtual and full time memberships, Rev is a business incubator providing resources to help businesses grow.

Small Business Association (SBA) SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.

New York State Small Business Development Center (NYSSBDC) Provides assistance to current and prospective small business owners by providing a wide variety of information and guidance. The SBDC at Binghamton University has an advisor in Ithaca. Contact Chuck Schwerin, 607.777.4044, to make an appointment.

Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce With nearly 700 members, the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to making our county a great place to live, work and play. We are a progressive, forward-thinking organization dedicated to promoting business in our region by being the community’s nexus. The Tompkins Chamber works to forge links between and among business and government, community organizations, local residents and institutions. Whether your priority is building your business, building your community or being involved with public policy activities, the Chamber provides value.

Upstate Venture Connect An entrepreneur led non-profit with a goal to build a highly visible and connected community of supporters that share a common interest in seeing Upstate NY regain its position as the home of innovation driven wealth creating businesses.