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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHERE TO DO BUSINESS IN:

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ONONDAGA COUNTY

CITY OF SYRACUSE

ONONDAGA COUNTY OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

NEIGHBORHOOD AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

333 W.WASHINGTON STREET, SUITE 130 SYRACUSE, NY 13202

CITY HALL COMMONS, 6TH FLOOR 201 E. WASHINGTON ST. SYRACUSE, NY 13202 (315) 448-8100

ECONOMICDEVELOPMENT@ONGOV.NET

315-435-3770

ONONDAGA COUNTY CLERK (BUSINESS CERTIFICATES;DBA) 401 MONTGOMERY ST, SYRACUSE, NY 13202

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SYRACUSE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 333 W WASHINGTON ST, SYRACUSE, NY 13202

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MWBE Certification & Training

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Topic: Certify CNY New York State Certification Training & Assistance Mar 26, 2020 05:30 PM Apr 30, 2020 05:30 PM May 28, 2020 05:30 PM Jun 25, 2020 05:30 PM Jul 30, 2020 05:30 PM Aug 27, 2020 05:30 PM

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Contact

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Monthly Online Training Schedule Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

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Tools For Success

DOING BUSINESS IN THE CITY OF SYRACUSE? INTERESTED IN FORMING A BUSINESS IN THE CITY OF SYRACUSE AS MINORITY OR WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE?

THIS GUIDE IS COMPRISED OF CRITICALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STARTING A BUSINESS IN THE CITY OF SYRACUSE AND REGISTERING IT WITH THE STATE OF NEW YORK. IT IS SPECIFICALLY COMPROMISED OF WEB ACCESSIBLE RESOURCES TO HELP YOU LAUNCH A BUSINESS RIGHT FROM YOUR COUCH! WE ARE UNIQUELY CONSIDERATE OF THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS AND HAVE DEVISED THIS GUIDEBOOK FOR THE MANY HOUSEHOLDS WHO MAY CONSIDER FORMING HOME-BASED BUSINESSES IN RESPONSE.

HTTPS://ON.NY.GOV/2XN64GW

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Where To Start

PLANNING FOR BUSINESS

RESOURCES

Is a Business plan essential?

Diversify-NY, LLC

For many businesses, the answer varies.

NYS Certification assistance NYS MBE

The following contains critical information for forming a business in New York State. Utilize the links

http://www.diversify-newyork.org/

The Creators Lounge Networking & Professonal Development

below to help you understand the

https://thecreatorslounge.net/

various laws and requirements for

Access Global Enterprises

establishing a legally registered

Consultant & Trainer NYS MwBE

https://accessglobalenterprises.com/

business. Certify CNY highly encourages you to seek professional guidance and proper legal counsel where appropriate. The services and products contained within should not be considered an endorsement. The information is compiled for informational purposes only.

Gwen Inc. Leadership Consultant NYS MWBE https://gweninc.com/

Brackens Financial Financial Planning Services

Brackensfsn.com 315-930-4499

Admin-On-Call Administative Assitant NYS MWBE http://www.adminoncallny.com/

https://on.ny.gov/2UiPZRV

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SEEKING PROFESSIONAL LEGAL ADVICE

ATTORNEYS WILLIAM

HERBERT

ASSOCIATION

OF

JOHNSON

BAR

CNY

FOUNDED TO EDUCATE AND PROMOTE IMPORTANT AND CONTEMPORARY LEGAL ISSUES CONCERNING MINORITIES IN CENTRAL NEW YORK.


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Legal Structure of Business THERE ARE FIVE MAJOR BUSINESS STRUCTURES

Sole Proprietor

INTERESTED IN FORMING A BUSINESS IN THE CITY OF SYRACUSE AS MINORITY OR WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE?

Corporation

THIS GUIDE IS COMPRISED OF CRITICALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STARTING A BUSINESS IN THE CITY OF SYRACUSE. FOR A MORE DETAILED UNDERSTANDING ON THE IIMPLICATIONS OF EACH. CHECK OUT THE NEW YORK STATE BUSINESS EXPRESS LINK BELOW. IT REQUIRES ABOUT TEN MINUTES TO COMPLETE! HTTPS://ON.NY.GOV/2UIEXG7

Partnership

Cooperative LLC

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Tax Implications

FEDERAL TAX IMPLICATIONS

STATE TAX IMPLICATIONS

Federal EIN | IRS

State witholding tax | NYS

Apply Online:

New York State

dUNS nUMBER | Dun & Bradstreet

Sales and Use tax | NYS

Apply Online:

New York State

Doing business with the federal

Wage Reporting requirements | NYS

government | IRS

New York State

https://bit.ly/2WB9W8d

https://bit.ly/3ahkZHs

Online: https://bit.ly/2Uecszo

https://on.ny.gov/3bltDVC

https://on.ny.gov/3doQt0l

https://on.ny.gov/2QCrXPF

Vendor ID | Uniquely assigned

Franchise Tax | NYS

NYS: https://bit.ly/33ImR9V

New York State

i

FOR NYS LLC FORMATION

Federal: https://bit.ly/2QLpq5J

https://on.ny.gov/2WEBTMh

HTTPS://ON.NY.GOV/3DT5BDB

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Licenses & Permits

HOW TO APPLY FOR PERMITS

https://bit.ly/39fEijf

Vendor ID and other helpful information for doing business with your state and federal governments.

Health Permits | NYS Dept. Of Health

Follow the link below to

Building Permits | City of Syracuse Mouthwatering caramel with

Various Permits and Licenses

https://www.health.ny.gov/permits/

Alcohol License | New York State New York State Liqour Authority https://sla.ny.gov/get-license

child care Permit | New York State A mix of smooth vanilla with the subtle

register your business to do business with the federal government. Pay close attention to the procurement policies across various agencies. https://bit.ly/2JhWq1s

https://on.ny.gov/2xlCbNC

Temp. Food Permit | Onondaga County Temporary Food Permit https://bit.ly/3ahu7f7

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MWBE Certification WWW. DIVERSIFY-NEWYORK. ORG


Certifications

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New York State MWBE https://bit.ly/2J66ydw

City of Syracuse MWBE https://bit.ly/2WBSgJD

The State of New York has established an

The City of Syracuse independently

MWBE program that addresses disparities

maintains an MWBE program as well.

in New York State contracting for MWBE

Similar to the State process in terms of

businesses. Article 15 A establishes the

requirements, however there is a notable

guidelines for the program. More

exception-the City certification is only

information on NYS certification see the

valid in the City of Syracuse. New York

above link.

State certification is good throughout the state, eliminating the need to complete

CERTIFICATIONS MBE

WBE MWBE DBE SDVOB

SBE

MINORITY BUSINESS ENT.

both certification processes. For more

WOMAN BUSINESS ENT.

information on City of Syracuse

MINORITY-WOMAN BUSINESS

certification, hit the link above.Â

DISADVANTAGE BUSINESS SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

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MWBE Training Partners DIVERSIFY-NY, LLC IS A NYS CERTIFIED MBE CONSULTANT

JUBILEE HOMES INC. Workforce Development https://www.jubilee-homes.org/

SOUTH SIDE INNOVATION CENTER New York State PTAC Center https://southsideinnovation.org/

EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT Exectuive Director, Valerie White https://esd.ny.gov/


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Labor Laws & Insurance State Requirements

Federal & State Labor Laws

Insurance

https://bit.ly/39p2uQp

Insurance is not only vital and necessary, but

The New York State Department of Labor is the primary agency responsible for Labor Laws in New York State. Additonally, there

New York State Requirements & more.....

can afford you protections against loss, injury, malpractice and other costly encombrancces. From worksers comp insurance, to propery and maintenance, finding the right fit and

are FEDERAL labor laws that must be

necessary required liability levels are crucial.

adhered to. The link above pertains to laws

The following information can help you

in New York State and how they may

determine the insurance suitable for your

impact your business.

business.

The subsequent link contains a summary

New York State Insurance Department

of US FEDERAL labor laws. For more information, click here: https://bit.ly/2xnENKL

http://www.ins.state.ny.us The following companies provide opinions on an insurer’s financial strength and ability to meet ongoing obligations to policyholders: A.M. Best Company http://www.ambest.com Standard & Poor’s http://www.standardandpoors.com Duff & Phelps http://www.duffandphelps.com/Pages/default.aspx

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Lending

COOPERATIVE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

CITY OF SYRACUSE

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

Neighborhood and business

Empire State Development

Current loan products

development, Sida, SEDCO

Empire State Development

The City of Syracuse offers a

programs for capital

myriad or programs and

improvement projects If you

services to assists local

plan to make modifications

entrepreneurs. Speak with

or improvements to your

someone from the above

existing building that

departments for more

increase job capacity, Check

information.

out the Empire State

Cooperative Federal Credit Union provides loans in addition to a credit building program which could improve your score; increasing your ability to borrow. For more information on products or services log on to: https://bit.ly/3bsn6Z8

PERSONAL VS. BUSINESS FINANCE

has a number of accessible

Develpment consolidated funding application for more. https://on.ny.gov/3dwI 8HW

It is critically important to separate and understand the difference between business and personal finance. The formation of your business structure will have deep tax implications and may at some point impact your ability to borrow. Having a pulse on both your business and personal credit scores are vital. The information on the following page contains information on how to obtain a FREE copy of your credit report from the corresponding bureaus once per year, or open disputes if necessary. *Information on business credit can be found on the Tax Implication page. Click on the Dun & Bradstreet link.

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Credit

Borrowing Responsibly Accessibility to many of the programs and services above will rely on a healthy credit standing. Maintaining a positive credit profile is crucial to sustaining your business ESPECIALLY, when cash flow is low. Monitor your personal and business credit regularly. Access your free annual credit report below.

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Experian| https://bit.ly/3doJhRT transunion | https://bit.ly/3bpGOEO equifax | https://bit.ly/2UsAw0w

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Education & Training

EDUCATION

TRAINING

Creators Lounge | Membership

Diversify-NY, LLC | NYS MBE

Networking & Professonal Development

MWBE Training and Assitance

The following training

Jubilee Homes Inc. | Not For Profit

providers work specifically

Workforce Development Agency

https://thecreatorslounge.net/

with minority and womenowned business enterprises in the greater Syracuse, CNY region. Several are NYS

www.diversify-newyork.org

https://www.jubilee-homes.org/

South Side Innovation Center | PTAC MWBE Training Partner

certified.

https://bit.ly/2J8ZKvA

Contact one of these

access Global Enterprises | NYS MWBE

organizations that provide culturally competent training and education to minority and

Educational Consultant-Trainer

https://accessglobalenterprises.com/

minority women-owned

Gwen Inc. | NYS MWBE

businesses. Reach out to

Organizational Training Consultant

inquire about improving your

www.gweninc.com

business or becoming New York State certified today!

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Helpful Websites

WEBSITES

MOBILE APPLICATIONS

PayPal | Free

Zoom Online Meetings | free Basic

Mobile Payment Software

Internet Teleconferencing Software

www.paypal.com

www.zoom.com

Invoice2go | free Basic

Sign Now | free Basic

Billing and Expense Software

Electronic Document Signing Software

www.invoice2go.com

www.signnow.com

Facebook | Free

Docusign | free Basic

Social Media Platform

Electronic Document Signing Software

www.facebook.com

www.docusign.com

eventbrite | free Basic

Mile IQ | $5.00 Monthly

Event hosting and Scheduling Platform

Mileage Tracking Software

LinkedIn | free

Www.powerpay.org | Free

Professional Networking Software

Financial Planning Software

www.eventbrite.com

www.linkedin.com

www.mileiq.com

www.powerpay.org

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Helpful Websites Cont.

PRODUCTIVITY

& MORE

CASh APP | Free

quickbooks| free basic

Mobile Payment Software

Bookeeping Software

www.cash.app

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/

Apple Pay | Free

Go To Meeting | Free Basic

Mobile Payment Software

Teleconferencing Software

www.apple.com

www.gotomeeting.com

Google Pay | Free

Dropbox | Free Basic

Mobile Payment Software

cloud Storage Software

Google hangouts | Free

Cam CARD | Free

A free VOIP phone number

Electronic Business Card Storage

https://hangouts.google.com/

www.camcard.com

Airtable | Free

instagram | Free

A productivity based software.

Social Media Software

https://pay.google.com/about/

https://airtable.com/

www.dropbox.com

www.instagram.com

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PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE CONTACTS

REAL ESTATE GREATER

SYRACUSE

ASSOCIATION

OF

REALTORS

FINDING THE RIGHT REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL IS AS EASY AS PIE IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO LOOK. THE FOLLOWING CONTAIN A HOST OF MINORITY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS SHOULD YOUR BUSINESS REQUIRE ASSISTANCE.


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Real Estate Professionals

ATTORNEYS

HOME INSPECTORS

Ronnie White Jr. | Esquire

Morgan & Morgan home inspecton |

499 S Warren St Ste 3050, Syracuse, NY

Licensed Home Inspector

Shadia Tadros | attorney

ARCHITECTS

13202

https://bit.ly/3bro4oB

103 E. Water Street, Ste 202 SYR NY 13202 (315) 472-5281 http://tadroslaw.com/

Lanessa Owens | Attorney Law Office of Lanessa L. Owens https://bit.ly/2xqUIb4

https://bit.ly/3amCJkP | 315.415.1845

sekou cooke studios | NYS MBE New York State Licensed Architect https://bit.ly/2UgAB8y

Bryant Associates PC | NYS MBE | DBE

AGENTS

New York State Licensed Architect http://www.bryantpc.com

Jery Augustine | BHGRE Select 106 S. Main St, North Syracuse, NY 315-565-0772 | 315-395-9142

Diana Jaramillo | Pending NYS MWBE New York State Licensed Architect https://www.kinstudio.co/

Valissa rice | BHGRE Select 106 S. Main St, North Syracuse, NY 315-565-0772

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TAX AND ACCOUNTING

PROFESSIONALS THERE THE

ARE

TAX,

A

NUMBER

OF

ACCOUNTING

PROFESSIONS

IN

MINORITIES

AND

IN

LEGAL

CNY.

SOLID BOOKEEPING IS THE CORNERSTONE TO FINANCIAL LIQUIDITY AND ACCESS TO CAPITAL. THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES CAN HELP YOU PREPARE YOUR BUSINESS TO BORROW, ACCESS CREDIT, OR SIMPLY PAY TAXES.


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Tax & Accounting Professionals

ACCOUNTING

TAXES

Fust Charles Chambers, LLP | CPA

Innovative Capital Management

Nicole Woodall, CPA, Partner

Amorette D. Mason EA, | IRS Certified

646-919-1129 www.fcc-cpa.com

MD Accounting & Tax Services Inc.| Â Myla Bseirani, CPA

mdaccountingandtax.com

ATTORNEYS

Amorette@innovativecapmanagement.c om 610-466-5432

JL INCOME TAX AND BOOKKEEPING SERVICE Jerry L. Evans-Bookeeping & Tax Service 315-729-0039

Thank you for reading the Certify CNY Entrepreneur's Guidebook

Lanessa Owens | Attorney

MWBE Edition. Our mission? To

Law Office of Lanessa L. Owens

identify, create, and promote

https://bit.ly/2xqUIb4

Ronnie White Jr. | Esquire 499 S Warren St Ste 3050, Syracuse, NY 13202

https://bit.ly/3bro4oB

Shadia Tadrows | Attorney www.tadroslaw.com 315-472-5281

opportunities that advance the capacity of minority and womenowned business enterprises, (mwbe). For all the latest in MWBE developments, profile features, and directory listings, check out our online magazine at:

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Notes

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Notes

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Local Procurement DIVERSIFY-NY, LLC NEW YORK STATE CERTIFIED MBE CNY REGION

ONONDAGA COUNTY Sean Carroll Director of Purchasing, Onondaga County

CITY OF SYRACUSE Mary Vossler Director, Office of Management & Budget

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY Vince Patriarco Executive Director of Purchasing Syracuse University

SUNY UPSTATE OFFICE OF FINANCE https://bit.ly/2WKp972