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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News & Updates

Lauren Linakis, Farmingdale SBDC Assistant Director, receives America's SBDC Top 40 Under 40 Young Professionals Award8/29/2022

Congratulations to Lauren Linakis, America's SBDC Top 40 Under 40 Young Professionals Award Winner from the New York SBDC Network! Throughout her career, Lauren has focused on assisting small businesses entering government contracting through one-on-one advisement, webinars, and workshops and coordinating government expos and matchmakers. Since joining the SBDC, she has assisted over 600 clients. She has helped over 200 businesses register with the government, get certified as an MWBE and/or disadvantaged business, and apply for government contracts — helping these businesses access over $15 million in government contracts.


A new partnership between SUNY Canton, our SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and several St. Lawrence County agencies will aim to increase local in-home childcare businesses with free training and resources. View SUNY Canton's recent news article to learn more and register for the program!

SUNY Announces Record Year for New York Small Business Development Centers6/15/2022

The State University of New York announced that the New York Small Business Development Center (New York SBDC) provided direct support to more than 26,000 small businesses from every corner of the state in 2021. Affirming the organization’s stature as one of the state’s leading programs for entrepreneurs and economic development.

Area officials, groups mark Small Business Week5/5/2022

During National Small Business Week, Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel attended a special event hosted by Ashville General Store. Organized by the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center at JCC, the celebration was designed to highlight the importance of small businesses to our local economy, pay tribute to the many small business owners and employees countywide, and also as a way to kick off the Chamber's spring membership drive.

JCC Small Business Development Center Gives Mark Geise Phoenix Award5/4/2022

The Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College has recognized Mark Geise with the U.S. Small Business Administration Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery. JCC SBDC said that Geise, as the Deputy County Executive for Economic Development and CEO of the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), helped many small businesses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local leaders observe National Small Business Week5/3/2022

"Several local elected and business leaders gathered on Monday to kick off National Small Business Week in Chautauqua County. Chautauqua County Executive P.J. Wendel and a representative from State Senator George Borrello's Office presented proclamations during the event held at the Ashville General Store. Chautauqua County IDA President and CEO Mark Geise was among the speakers participating. He spoke about courage it takes to start up a small business..." Chautauqua Today

Two Chautauqua County Business Owners Recognized as Statewide Entrepreneurs of the Year5/3/2022

"In Jamestown, Hot Spot Cafe owner Hector Alverio has been honored with the New York State Minority Entrepreneur of the Year award. Alverio opened the cafe on Valentine’s Day 2020, just before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the shut-down, he implemented take out service. The NYSBDC said since restrictions have been lifted, his restaurant has become a real “hot spot” for city officials, police officers, and other downtown business owners for breakfast and lunch. He is now expanding into catering events. In Ashville, Ashville General Store owner Jackie Francis has been honored with the New York State Community Business of the Year award. Francis opened The Ashville General Store in 1991. NYSBDC said it quickly became a place for locals and tourists to visit." WRFA LP 107.9 FM

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