Niagara Small Business Development Center
The Niagara Small Business Development Center, located at NCCC main campus at 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, provides a wide range of management assistance and technical services to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Administered by the State University of New York, the Niagara SBDC specializes in providing one-on-one counseling on small business problems and offers training and instructional programs targeted to the needs and interest of small business persons. There are no fees for counseling. Types of assistance provided include:
- Start-up information
- Business plan development
- Financial analysis
- Recordkeeping basics
- Funding sources
- Market research and strategy development
- Cash-flow projections
- Government Procurement
- Strategic Planning
- Training programs on a variety of topics
- Planning assistance and resources for those looking to expand their global markets
In addition to the free one-on-one counseling services, the Center works closely with federal and state agencies and regional resource partners. The center is staffed with experienced professionals who customize their assistance to the specific needs of each client. The Niagara SBDC is connected to a strong state-wide pool of talent and is linked with the National Association (ASBDC). There is a Research Network available to SBDC clients that provides industry trend information, demographics, start-up guides, company lists, and more, all at no charge.
To better serve Niagara County, the SBDC also has offices in Lockport and at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Call 716-210-2515 for an appointment.
The NCCC Small Business Development Center also operates an outreach office on the campus of SUNY at Geneseo in Livingston County. All previously mentioned types of assistance provided by the SBDC are available at this office. Call 585-245-5429.
For more information on the program or to make an appointment call 210-2515 or visit the NCCC SBDC website at www.niagarasbdc.org.