Seven Steps to Success

SEEC is here to support you in the development of your new business in Schoharie County. Reach out to SEEC’s team at or 518-517-1700 if you have any questions or would like additional support at any step along the way. 

Write a Business Plan

How to incorporate, securing start-up financing, marketing plans, pricing strategies, budgets and money management are just a few of the areas you’ll want to have figured out before committing to a business idea.

SCORE can help guide you through the entire process from “what is a business plan” through “crafting a business plan.”

Already have a comprehensive Business plan? Great! Small Business Development Council can assist you in implementing your plan further!

SEEC also offers templates meant to help get you started. Click here to access the template gallery.

Identifying the Perfect Location for your Business

There are many factors to consider such as proximity to customers, similar business clusters, parking needs, proper zoning, and tenant build-out to name a few.

Before signing a lease or purchasing a property we strongly urge you to contact a Schoharie County Planner at 518-295-8770 to discuss your potential location and business type.

All Businesses are unique and each potential location may have different needs based on zoning, previous use, scope of work. Contact SEEC staff at or 518-517-1700 if you need support in identifying the perfect location for your business in Schoharie County. 

Choosing the Right Team to Meet Your Goals

Once you’ve identified the best location and consulted with the City, pick your team of professionals to complete any necessary work.

Time is money, and it is often better to hire the appropriate professionals from the start. Picking a qualified team can get your work done right, the first time.

Finance Your Business

There are many funding considerations to make when you are starting your business. Some options are:

• Debt & Equity Financing

• Small Business Grants & Development Incentives

• First Time Small Business loan

Small Business Administration Loans

SEEC also offers support in connecting business owners to funding paths that best serve the expected scope of work and business goals of your business. Check out the list of funding sources on SEEC’s website by clicking here.

Contact SEEC’s team at or 518-517-1700 for help in your financing process. 

Here are some legal structures to consider as you develop your business. 

• Sole Proprietorship

• Limited Liability Company

• Partnership

• Corporation

Register Your Business for State & Local Tax ID and Your Federal Tax ID

Click the links below to access the tools you need to register your business for tax purposes.

Obtain Business Licenses & Permits

Click the links below to access the tools you need for your business licenses and permits. 

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