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Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center

Serving Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida Counties

Make an appointment for counseling:
Call 315-731-5887 or use
our online form

Center Success Story:
Sandra Claeys of Rochester Hardwood Floors of Utica, Inc.

We think New York is great for small business -- and so do our clients.

Since our start in 1986, the expert advisors of the Mohawk Valley SBDC have worked directly with 14,886 businesses, helping them to invest $302,851,155 in the area's economy, and create or save 11,108 jobs.

If you or your business reside in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success.  Among other things, we help our clients:

  • understand the importance of a business plan
  • discover sources of funding
  • prepare for e-commerce
  • identify avenues for exporting goods & services
  • develop marketing plans
  • assess an invention’s viability
  • comply with licensing & regulations

And thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge.

Contacting the Mohawk Valley SBDC:

Center: 315-731-5887

Mohawk Valley Community College
326 Broad Street
Utica, NY 13501  

Directions to the center

Director: Zachary Steffen

Email Address:

Hrs. of Operation:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm


Satellite Offices:
Herkimer County Satellite Office
Mohawk Valley Economic Development District
26 West Main Street Mohawk, NY 13407
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Madison County Satellite Office - MCIDA
Madison County Center for Economic Development
3215 Seneca Turnpike Canastota, NY 13032

Madison County Satellite Office 2 - Colgate TIA
Hamilton Entrepreneurship Center, Colgate University TIA Incubator
20 Utica Streeet Hamilton, NY 13346
Third Tuesdays by appointment
Mohawk Valley EDGE/RIDC- Oneida County
584 Phoenix Drive
Rome, NY 13441
By appointment only