Small Business Development Center FAQ

Who is served?

Any person currently involved with a small business or who is considering a new business venture in New York State.

What services are offered?

Start-up information, business plan development, financial analysis, accounting, women-owned and minority assistance, MWBE, loan resources, record keeping, marketing, cash flow projections, training programs, videos.

How do I go about using the SBDC?

Call 585-245-5429 for information or to make an appointment to meet with a counselor. You may also do this via e-mail to or by submitting our online form to request business assistance. Services are free and confidential.

Is there any charge for the services provided by the SBDC?

No, all printed materials, business counseling and referrals are free of cost to you.

Did You Know?

Small Business is the engine that drives our economy, yet 80% of all Small Businesses fail within the first five years. Major causes of failure are:

  • Under-capitalization
  • Lack of experience
  • Poor marketing expertise

The success rate for Small Business can be improved significantly by utilizing:

  • Business management resources
  • Business information resources
  • Business skills training

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