The New York Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC) provides small business owners and entrepreneurs in New York with the highest quality, confidential business counseling, training, and business research at no cost.

We work with real people and real businesses. Our assistance helps people like you achieve real success, as it has for more than 30 years.

Since
1984
468,051
New York State Citizens have been helped
$6.5B
used to start or expand businesses
201,936
jobs have been created or saved

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SBDC Success Stories - Meet Chelsea Brownridge3/14/2019


(VIDEO) - Conversation with America's SBDC Success Story, Chelsea Brownridge, New York SBDC Client and Co-Founder of DogSpot


Buffalo’s youngest entrepreneurs: Age is no obstacle for these five startups2/22/2019


Every year, the Buffalo SBDC runs a KidBiz program for children in third through sixth grades. Three times each summer, kids set up stands at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to sell anything from popsicles to painted rocks. Associate Director, Andrea Lizak, guides participants: “It’s amazing how much they grow, even in one year. We’ve had kids who have gotten their DBAs and appropriate licensing to go to craft shows and they take those ideas and concepts and move it into actual businesses.”


Entrepreneur assistance comes to thINCubator2/15/2019


The Mohawk Valley SBDC announced its move to Mohawk Valley Community College’s thINCubator on Broad Street in downtown Utica. “Bringing MVCC’s thINCubator and the SBDC under one roof will centralize entrepreneurship services and provide a one-stop shop of entrepreneurial assistance for our region’s entrepreneurs, students and business owners looking to create opportunities for economic growth and creativity,” said Vice President of Community Development and Executive Director of the MVCC Foundation Frank DuRoss.


NYSBDC 2018 Annual Report is now available2/8/2019


Learn about NYSBDC activities in 2018 and discover small business success stories from all around New York State.


Shutdown puts would-be entrepreneurs' plans on hold1/21/2019


Erica Chase-Gregory, regional director of the Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State College, describes how the partial federal government shutdown can create hurdles for those looking to the federal Small Business Association for loans to jump-start or expand their firms.


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