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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


Empire Emergency

Empire Emergency

InteriorProtect Ltd.

Dr. Lydia Kostova

Jacobs Ladder

JT Fitness

Pulp 716

W. Marketing Group


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

Empire Emergency

“When it was time for Empire Emergency to expand our business, we needed assistance with a new business plan as well as some advice as to the best way to navigate all the potential funding avenues. We reached out to the SUNY Niagara Small Business Development Center and was directed to Dinene Zaleski, the Business Advisor. Little did I know at that time what a gem of a resource we have in our very own backyard. Dinene quickly dug into what Empire Emergency is, who we are and what we stand for. Dinene truly emersed herself in our mission statement “Solutions that Matter” and how it works for the first responders that assist our community’s day in and day out. Dinene worked tirelessly to assist me in providing a true workable business plan and a financial outlook that was achievable.

In today’s economic climate, with the onset of the world pandemic of Covid-19, many businesses have had to close, endure financial hardships and many other issues coupled with outside suppliers. Working with the SUNY Niagara Small Business Development Center, we were able to enter this unprecedented pandemic and continue to achieve our financial goals due to the hard work we all put together forming a solid business plan. I truly owe a debt of gratitude to the professionalism as well as the compassion that was given to make our plan a successful one to Dinene Zaleski, Business Advisor SUNY NiagaraSBDC.”

Michael J. McLaughlin Sr., President/CEO

InteriorProtect Ltd.

“My company has utilized the services of Small Business Development Center, SUNY Niagara as cornerstone for making good business decisions and meeting customer expectations at the US market. They have conducted in-depth market intelligence on the complicated subject of eco-friendly fire retardants and have provided consulting advice to translate the results into valuable market strategies. SBDC is highly professional and organized in data analysis, document preparation and presentation by going even beyond the call of duty. Their insightful analyses give us the tools we need to develop and execute our strategic marketing plans with confidence.”

Dr. Lydia Kostova, Owner and Manager, InteriorProtect Ltd, Bulgaria