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
466,289
New York State Citizens have been helped
$6.5B
used to start or expand businesses
201,391
jobs have been created or saved

News & Updates

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.


Courtney Curatolo named new director of JCC's Small Business Development Center1/8/2019


"Western New York native Courtney Curatolo has been tabbed to lead the Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College. Curatolo replaces the retired Irene Dobies."


These Tips Can Help You Stretch Your Working Capital12/6/2018


Pace SBDC Director, Andrew Flamm, discusses the importance of working capital in operating a small business.


SBA, SBDC Complete Mission for Scott Seiberg’s Road to Franchise Ownership11/30/2018


When Air Force veteran Scott Seiberg wanted to open a JDog Junk Removal and Hauling franchise, he turned to the Jamestown SBDC: “I had the work ethic and dedication, but I didn’t have the knowledge of how to start my own business.” Seiberg met with SBDC advisor Dan Hickman who reviewed franchise costs, developed projections and formulated a business plan that would assist him in applying for loan. Now, one-year in business, Seiberg received his loan, purchased a vehicle, a trailer and has three employees.


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Jackie Brown and Amna Ali
Gather Greene
Mid-Hudson SBDC

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