State University of New York (SUNY) -
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)

Purpose

The primary purpose of the New York State Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) is to provide expert management and technical assistance to start-up and existing businesses in across the state.
 
New York State SBDCs provide direct individual business advisement and training to NYS small businesses at 23 locations throughout New York State (an office within 30 miles of every business in the state). Types of assistance offered include business advisement, business plan development, accounting assistance, financial planning, export assistance, cost analysis, loan information, marketing, training program development and research. Business advisement is provided without cost to the client.  Some nominal charges may be associated with training and research.
 
Sponsoring program partners include New York State, the State University of New York (SUNY), the City University of New York (CUNY), the Research Foundation of SUNY, the US Small Business Administration and the US Department of Labor.

Eligibility

NYS-based existing or new small businesses with fewer than 500 employees, including individual or group business projects, small business start‑ups, existing small businesses of any age or type, and entrepreneurs contemplating a new business are eligible.  Special emphasis is placed upon businesses owned by women, veterans, disabled, and minorities, manufacturers, exporters and technology-oriented firms.

Contact

State University of New York
NYS Small Business Development Center
22 Corporate Woods Building, 3rd Floor
Albany, NY 12246
In NY State (800) 732-SBDC
Outside NY State (518) 443-5398

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