Small Business Development Center

Introduction for Entrepreneurs

The Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Small Business Development Center is part of a network of statewide assistance centers supported by the Small Business Administration and the State University of New York.

We’ll help you meet the entrepreneurial challenges of owning and operating your own business while continuing to promote economic growth and stability throughout Western New York.

Your success is our success!

Since our start in 1984, the expert advisors of the NCCC SBDC have counseled over 15,000 clients, logging over 134,000 hours of counseling. They helped 711 clients to create economic impact  in the area's economy totaling over $427 Million. Those projects also created or saved over 10,000 jobs. In addition, the NCCC SBDC has provided numerous training seminars that have reached over 28,000 attendees.  Some of our regional specialties include the International Trade Resource Center, which provides one-on-one counseling services, electronic database linkages, coordination with federal and state agencies, and a series of seminars designed to assist small businesses in expanding their markets internationally.

We are here to help Western New York Entrepreneurs:

  • 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 marketability
  • Comply with licensing & regulation


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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