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Business Advising and Workshops

Business Advice and Training

Are you considering a business idea? Exploring the feasibility of a business? Expanding or operating a business but want to learn more? Starting or advancing a nonprofit? We're here for you.

Support for Business Advising is provided by Empire State Development

One-on-One Business Advising

Our staff and consultants are available to discuss your business ideas, help you develop or review your business plan, develop a marketing strategy, share skills to set up your financial records, and answer questions. One-on-one business advising provides the opportunity to get a second opinion on the plan you have for your business.

For more information, call Greg at 315-473-0230.


Cooperative Federal offers workshops and seminars to small business owners, in collaboration with partner organizations. Take a look at our Business Seminar Descriptions.

For more information about upcoming workshops, call (315) 476-1451.

Building Grassroots Organizations

Our Community Development program, started in 1982, provides accounts and loans combined with advice, business plan review, and other technical assistance to organizations involved in revitalizing our neighborhoods.

Connections to Community Resources

To achieve the most for our business members, Cooperative Federal works in collaboration with the Southwest Economic Business Resource Center (SWEBRC), Onondaga Small Business Development Center, South Side Innovation Center, StartUP NY, Women Business Opportunity Connection (WBOC), SU's Falcone Center for Entrpreneurship, the City of Syracuse's Department of Neighborhood and Business Development, Empire State Development Corporation, Syracuse Economic Development Corporation, Onondaga County Economic Development Corporation, and SCORE.

Cooperative Federal accounts are federally insured by NCUA Cooperative Federal is an Equal Housing Lender
Cooperative Federal is an equal housing lender
Cooperative Federal accounts are federally insured by NCUA