Small Business Development Center

International Trade Center

Assistance for Entrepreneurs Seeking Global Success

Established in 1992, the International Trade Center provides one-on-one counseling service, electronic database linkages, coordination with federal and state agencies and a series of seminars designed to assist small businesses in expanding their markets internationally.

Why a Special International SBDC?

  • Companies that successfully engage in international trade are the ones that will succeed in the future. Some advantages of international trade: globe
  • Profit margins can be higher and you may have less competition when you enter international markets
  • International trade offers you access to markets growing much faster than those in the United States
  • Global markets help you diversify your options
  • If sales are slow in the US, they may be booming in other countries

SBDC Entrepreneurial Services

  • One-to-one counseling for start-up or existing businesses on low cost methods for entering new global markets
  • Assistance in preparing a business plan for your international business
  • Information on available financing options to fund global transactions
  • Access to country or product specific market research or trade information
  • Country Commercial Guides
  • Assistance for Canadian companies seeking to locate US operations
  • Coordination of international trade assistance with professional advisors and other resources


Lynn Oswald, Director
Small Business
Development Center
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, New York 14132
Phone: 716-210-2515
Fax: 716-210-2512


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