Dedicated to training and assisting women in business or those who want to start a business.


The Women’s Business Center of New York State is providing the tools and resources necessary to help women entrepreneurs launch and expand successful companies in our communities. We provide services to area women entrepreneurs at every stage of business development through one on one counseling, either in person, online or telephone by offering training events, networking, and  mentoring opportunities. Take the…

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The ABC’s of Starting Your Own Business

A 4-week introduction to starting and running a small business.  This comprehensive 4-week series provides in-depth learning about all major aspects of starting and running a small business.  Extensive information will be provided on business financing and ownership, market research, marketing strategies, record keeping, cash flow, business operations and management.  Participants will be expected to complete weekly exercises to complete…

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Women TIES Greater Albany/Saratoga Luncheon: “Preparing for Your Company’s Growth Now” Co-Sponsored by the Women’s Business Center of NYS

Featuring: Joy Rafferty , Co-Owner & Manager of California Closets When: Thursday, February 26, 2015 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location: The Century House, Latham, NY Reservations due:  February 24 Cost: $30.00  (Price including Lunch, Education, Inspiration, Networking) Register at The economic downturn of 2008 is slowly fading away with growth and prosperity on the rise. For many companies,…

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Women TIES

Women Ties 10th Anniversary

 March 3, 2015 – SAVE THE DATE Women entrepreneurs are invited to mark their calendars now and plan on attending the special Women TIES 10th Anniversary Celebration. Special guest speakers are being invited to share their business wisdom on this special day. The event will be filled with education, inspiration and sales opportunities. Stay tuned to the Women TIES website at…

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Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act & Health Insurance: What You Need To Know For Your Small Business

  Historically, small businesses have had a tough time accessing affordable healthcare coverage that meets the needs of business owners and their employees. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a variety of measures that benefit small employers and self-employed individuals.In 2014, businesses gained more choice over their health insurance through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace, and the…

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Small Business Training Program

Classes: 6 to 9 pm every Tuesday evening on the following dates: December 9, 16  (no classes Dec 23 or 30) January 6, 13, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17 Small Business Training Program Starts on September 23, 2014 runs every Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 pm Find out more here…