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Center Success Story:
Jabril & Ellen Shareef

Buffalo Small Business Development Center

Serving Erie, Wyoming Counties

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

Since our start in 1984, the expert advisors of the Buffalo SBDC have worked directly with 23,554 businesses, helping them to invest $248,383,502 in the area's economy, and create or save 13,794 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 Buffalo SBDC:

Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue, GC206
Buffalo, NY 14222-4222  

Directions to the center

Director: Susan McCartney

Center: (716) 878-4030
Fax: (718) 878-4067

Email Address:

Hrs. of Operation:
M-F, 9 AM - 5 PM