You want a reason for starting up a business in New York? 

Start-Up NY is a groundbreaking initiative transforming communities across the state into tax-free sites for new and expanding businesses. Now, businesses can operate 100% tax-free for 10 years. No income tax, business, corporate, state or local taxes, sales and property taxes, or franchise fees.

Entrepreneurial Assistance Program, established in 1987 to set up EAP Centers designed to provide business assistance to new and aspiring entrepreneurs in New York State.  The aim of the Program is to increase the formation of new businesses and strengthen the operations of client firms during the early stages of development.

You want to know more about the tax implications of various business entities? 

The IRS has various publications and pages devoted to small business structures, such as the LLC andS Corporation.

Do you need more than legal guidance but real business advice from entrepreneurs who have gone through what you're going through?

SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association with over 320 SCORE offices across the country offering free business mentoring and low-cost workshops.

Are you looking for a loan for a very small business?

The U.S. Small Business Administration's Microloan Program provides opportunities for "micro-enterprises" to secure loans of up to $50,000.