Make an appointment for counseling:
Call (315) 498-6070 or use
our online form

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Onondaga Small Business Development Center

Serving Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca Counties

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

Since our start in 1986, the expert advisors of the Onondaga SBDC have worked directly with 21,722 businesses, helping them to invest $184,068,395 in the area's economy, and create or save 10,759 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 Onondaga SBDC:

Onondaga Community College
4926 Onondaga Road, Mulroy Hall
Syracuse, NY 13215-4585  

Directions to the center

Director: Joan Powers

Center: (315) 498-6070
Fax: (315) 498-2147

Email Address:

Hrs. of Operation:
M - F, 8:30 AM - 5 PM


Outreach Offices:
Cayuga County
2 State Street
Auburn, NY 13021
By appointment only
Phone: (315) 498-6070
59 Albany Street
Cazenovia, NY 13035
By appointment only
Phone: (315) 498-6070
Cortland BDC/IDA
37 Church Street, 2nd Floor
Cortland, NY 13045
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Phone: (607) 756-5005
Northside Urban Partnership
800 N. Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13208
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Phone: (315) 498-6070
Onondaga County/City of Syracuse
Economic Development Agencies
333 W. Washington Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
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Phone: (315) 498-6070
Seneca County Satellite
Workforce Development Department
1 DiPronio Drive
Waterloo, NY 13165
By appointment only
Phone: (315) 539-1905
The Tech Garden
235 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
By appointment only
Phone: (315) 498-6070