The City of Olean has allocated funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 to the Boost Business Grant Program (BBGB). Small businesses within the City of Olean can apply for up to $5,000 in marketing funds, and small businesses in downtown Olean can apply for up to $5,000 in rental/mortgage assistance.

Applicants MUST meet with a SBDC advisor before submitting their application.  To make an appointment with an advisor, call 716-338-1024 or request an appointment here:

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Grants of up to $10,000 are being made available to all Chautauqua County small businesses and not-for-profits of 50 employees or less.

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What can the SBDC do for you?

We have the know-how you need.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Jamestown Community College provides management and technical assistance to start-up and existing small businesses throughout Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties.


The SBDC’s knowledgeable and experienced staff provide expert one-to-one counseling, training, and instructional programs to help small businesses succeed. Any existing small business, firm, or individual considering starting a small business may request assistance. There are no charges for direct counseling by the SBDC under this program.


The SBDC can assist in business plan development, packaging loan applications, financial planning including cost analysis and revenue projections, marketing and social media assistance, export and procurement guidance, complying with permit, licensing, and other regulations, productivity enhancement, and supporting the start-up and/or expansion process for small businesses. 


Your success is our business.

The vision of the NYS Small Business Development Center at JCC is to create economic sustainability for all Western New Yorkers - one business at a time.

The SBDC delivers high quality business counseling and training to clients looking to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business. Our services are free and confidential.

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The Small Business Development Center helped me to create my retail and food service sauce corporation that now distributes nationwide. The services and knowledge they provide is something every business or potential business owner should take advantage of. If you want to grow or help your business, you will contact SBDC.


Without the assistance from the SBDC, this sheer quantity of new customer engagement would have never taken place.


The SBDC at JCC is an invaluable resource for our local business community.

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Debi Clementi

Chautauqua Marina

With the assistance of the SBDC, our business was approved for Paycheck Protection Program funding that has helped us save 20+ jobs. They provided a sense of relief as we worked to ensure our business continued to function during and after this pandemic. Our advisor was always available to answer questions or responded quickly. We are lucky to have the SBDC working on behalf of the small businesses in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties. I highly recommend any small business reach out to the SBDC advisors for help during this pandemic and afterwards to ensure their success in the future.

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