New York Small Business Development Center

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
532,303
New York State Citizens have been helped
$7.8B
used to start or expand businesses
249,334
jobs have been created or saved

News & Updates


Downtown Jamestown Café Presented With The Entrepreneur Of The Year Award9/9/2021


The Hotspot Café at 101 E 3rd St. was presented with the new JCC Entrepreneur of the Year Award during a ceremony on Thursday morning. The Small Business Development Center at SUNY JCC launched the effort to recognize area small businesses who have adapted to pandemic challenges, something owner Hector Alverio is all too familiar with.


Bronx Business Roundtable: Advancing an Equitable Recovery6/24/2021


June 29th at 4PM ET: BronXchange, Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative, and Owner to Owners to host a business roundtable conversation on how Bronx businesses can survive and thrive in the post-pandemic future. Although some resources will be specific to the Bronx, many topics will be of value regardless of a business location, like employee ownership, growing, and selling your business.


New York SBDC: 2020 Annual Report6/14/2021


New York Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) had to help small business owners with a new challenge this year — reimagining their business model and rebuilding in the face of an economic crisis caused by a global pandemic. For 35 years, the SBDC has focused exclusively on small business assistance. That mission has become even more critical this year as thousands of businesses were forced to close during the New York Pause. The SBDC’s network of experienced and knowledgeable business professionals, located in service centers that reach into every neighborhood in New York State, played a more significant role than ever. They helped small business owners invest more than $511 million in their businesses and impacted more than 25,000 jobs. They helped thousands of businesses stay in business that might otherwise have gone under. The success stories in our 2020 Annual report demonstrate how the COVID pandemic impacted small businesses in New York and how the NYSBDC came to the


Chancellor Malatras Announces SUNY Small Business Development Centers Helped Nearly 3,000 COVID-19-Impacted Businesses Secure More than $560 Million in Funding, Save Over 28,000 Jobs During Pandemic5/4/2021


Binghamton, NY – State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced today that the New York Small Business Development Center (New York SBDC)—the state's premier business assistance organization administered by SUNY and funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration—has helped nearly 3,000 COVID-19-impacted small business owners secure more than $560 million in aid over the last 14 months. That funding includes more than $265 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, nearly $125 million in COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) loans, as well as other local, state, and federal grants.


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When anyone asks us about our process, we always tell them to go get themselves an advisor at the SBDC - it was one of the smartest first decisions we could have made.”

Jackie Brown and Amna Ali
Gather Greene
Mid-Hudson SBDC