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.

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jobs have been created or saved

News & Updates

Robert "Bob" Griffin Appointed Onondaga SBDC Director4/8/2022

IN MARCH, Onondaga Community College SBDC welcomed a new Director, Robert "Bob" Griffin. Bob was previously a certified small business advisor at Binghamton University SBDC. Bob brings more than 20 years of marketing and management experience in the hospitality industry to the Onondaga Center.

NCPR: Jefferson and Lewis were the only counties in our region to increase child care options during the pandemic. Here's how they did it.4/6/2022

"The North Country has a big child care problem. About 85% of our region is considered a child care desert, meaning there are more children than slots in care." Jefferson and Lewis County economic developers are working hard to offset this stat. Liz Lonergan (Director, Watertown SBDC) and Megan Stadler (Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Jefferson Community College) are among those covered on NCPR this week about how they are increasing child care options in the region through a new Home-Based Childcare Training Program.

WWNY 7News: Thinking about starting a new business?4/4/2022

Watertown SBDC interview with WWNY 7News on SBDC resources for small business owners and the upcoming Virtual Entrepreneurial Program.

Local Leaders Visit New Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center on Manhattanville Campus – Columbia4/1/2022

April 1st was an exciting day for our Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Local leaders were invited to tour their new space on Columbia Business School's Manhattanville campus in Geffen Hall. Columbia-Harlem SBDC Director, Kaaryn Nailor Simmons, was joined by Columbia representatives to highlight Geffen Hall's Innovation Lab (I-Lab), SBDC offices, Café, and Kravis Hall's dining and commercial space. Geffen Hall's Café is open to the public and features local products from the Harlem Local Vendor Program.

SPECTRUM NEWS: Small Business Development Center director busts barriers3/21/2022

Sonya Smith is making history three times over. She's the first woman, first African American, and the youngest director of the New York Small Business Development Center. "Representation either as a woman or a woman of color is important to just show that connection of, yes, there is space for us all to do something great,” said Smith. "My goal is to really see how we can support those businesses in sustaining or transitioning to a different business model or even if they're looking at succession planning."

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