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What is the Small Business Development Center at JCC?

The New York State Small Business Development Center (New York SBDC) - the premier business assistance organization in New York State - provides expert management and technical assistance to start-up and existing businesses across the state. The New York SBDC is administered by State University of New York and funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New York, and host campuses.

Through 24 campus-based regional centers, and 29 outreach offices, the New York SBDC applies the resources of university, private sector, and government to solve business problems and foster entrepreneurship.

The SBDC emphasizes counseling and training services to women, veterans, people with special needs, and minority clients.

The SBDC also focuses on projects that advance the job development, investment, and economic growth priorities of New York State, with an emphasis on manufacturers, exporters and technology-oriented firms.

Full-time professional SBDC business advisors, with the knowledge and experience to provide entrepreneurs with expert counseling and training, staff each SBDC regional center. These advisors undergo rigorous professional certification to keep their business knowledge up-to-the-minute and their counseling skills sharp.

Their skills are augmented by the New York SBDC Research Network - one of the most advanced business information resources in the country. The Research Network, located in Albany, New York, provides New York SBDC business advisors with the latest economic, demographic, regulatory, and other data that can have an impact on small business success.

The SBDC works closely with other New York State economic development agencies, faculty and students at host institutions, and representatives from private industry and business to focus resources on assisting small businesses and entrepreneurs.

The New York State SBDC offers free counseling to any New Yorker hoping to start or grow a small business. The SBDC also offers a host of programs designed for specific groups of entrepreneurs or focusing on particular business needs.

As well as assistance with issues related to:

Serving Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua Counties

We think New York is great for small business -- and so do our clients!

Since our start in 1986, the expert advisors of the SBDC at JCC have worked directly with 11,313 businesses, helping them to invest $129,225,592 in the area's economy, and create or save 5,931 jobs.

If you or your business reside in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success. Among other things, we help our clients:

  • understand the importance of a business plan

  • discover sources of funding

  • prepare for e-commerce

  • identify avenues for exporting goods & services

  • develop marketing plans

  • assess an invention’s viability

  • comply with licensing & regulations

Please contact us at 716-338-1024 to schedule an appointment or for additional information. Our talented staff will be happy to assist you.

Thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge.


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