Technical Assistance

Entrepreneurship Training

We have multiple training courses including: business planning, marketing analysis & strategy, understanding and using cash flow, financing your business, negotiating with partners, clients and customers, & more

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Are you a minority or woman business owner and do business with public agencies or units of government? If so, you can benefit from becoming certified with New York State as a Minority or Woman-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE).

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We support and guide small businesses

We provide free business planning and technical assistance, classroom training and access to commercial loan funds.


  • AEDC, with our partners, has made over 800 loans, totaling over $20 million dollars
  • Business loans made by AEDC over the last 10 years alone provided for 400 new jobs, 420 retained jobs and over $12 million in regional sales
  • Cumulative economic effect to the struggling local communities over the past three decades - including business revenue generated, sales taxes paid, payroll and payroll expenditures, and capital improvements - easily exceeds $110 million in today’s dollars