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Business Development

Welcome to our Business Development Program!

Have you ever had the dream of becoming a business owner? At Alternatives Federal Credit Union we offer a no-cost program with the goal of bringing education and offering assistance to future business owners, small business owners, and start-ups. Our experienced team of consultants provides services for writing a business plan, bookkeeping and accounting, legal aid, marketing, and all around business development. 

The team at Alternatives will work with you to help successfully get your business up and running. Local businesses are the backbone of our community and we want to see you SUCCEED!  

We are currently serving eight counties: Tompkins, Chemung, Tioga, Steuben, Schuyler, Cortland, Seneca, and Cayuga. 

Online Business Assistance

Register here for Initiate Prosperity, an online tool with multiple resources for current and future business owners. The information is provided at no-cost to the user. Please look through the information and use what you need.

Initiate Prosperity

Schedule a no-cost consultation (open to all)

Receive guidance on marketing, management, bookkeeping, and more.


Online Business Assistance


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Make a choice for a more economically just community.

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Get affordable financing for almost any need.

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