Tools & Resources

Business Planning
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides a business guide that includes information on planning and financing your business. Click here for more information.

Through a network of 24 regional centers, the New York Small Business Development Center delivers high quality business counseling and training to New Yorkers who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business. Services are free of charge. Click for more.

If you want to start a new business or expand your current business, the New York State Online Permit Assistance and Licensing (OPAL) website will help you find the New York State business permits you may need. Click here for more information.

What will it cost to start your business? Use this simple starting costs calculator to find out. For more information, reference this Start-Up Cost Estimator.

Business Certificates
The St. Lawrence County Clerk's office is a source for a number of different business certificates.