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Small Business Development Center

“An excellent resource to have on your side. I’m still utilizing their services while I elevate, expand, and grow my business.” – Katie Graves, Craft Coffee House

The Help Your Small Business Deserves.

The Niagara SBDC remains available remotely.
We are here to provide our Business Counseling services, in the most convenient & safe way possible.  We can meet with you over the phone, or email, or online meeting.

We’ll keep you posted, and we are dedicated to continuing our work with businesses in the Niagara Region.

ATTENTION Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs!

SBDC logoThe Niagara Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides management and technical assistance services including: business planning, development of marketing and global strategies, cash-flow projections, and financial analysis. The SBDC is staffed by knowledgeable, experienced professionals who can provide you with expert individualized counseling, to help you grow your business. Administered by the State University of New York (SUNY), the Center specializes in free and confidential one-on-one counseling, dealing with small-business opportunities and problems. The SBDC also offers training and instructional programs targeted to the needs and interests of small business.  We provide service for every stage of your business.

Since our start in 1984, the expert advisors of the Niagara SBDC have worked directly with 19,626 businesses, helping them to invest $579,060,839 in the area’s economy, and create or save 13,763 jobs.

Call us today at 716-210-2515 to make an appointment, or email: We look forward to working with you! Find us on Facebook!

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SBA logo“Partnership Program with the SBA, administered by the State University of New York. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.”

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Entrepreneurial Services


  • Business Certificates
  • Business Plan Development
  • Cash Flow Projections
  • Financial Analysis
  • International Trade and Export Assistance
  • Legal Forms of Business Structure
  • Loan Sources
  • Marketing
  • Recordkeeping
  • Start-up Information
  • Training Programs
  • Women-Owned and Minority Assistance
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Maureen Henderson, Director
SUNY Niagara Small Business Development Center
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, New York 14132
Phone: 716- 210-2515
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 4:00pm