The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Buffalo State College provides management and technical assistance to start-up and existing small businesses throughout Erie County and the Niagara Frontier.
Since our start in 1984, the expert advisors of the SBDC have worked directly with 20,067 businesses, helping them to invest $208,582,712 in the area's economy, who have created or saved 11,436 jobs. [More...]
As a center within Buffalo State's School of the Professions, the SBDC brings together the resources of Buffalo State College, the private sector, and government agencies to counsel and train small businesses to resolve organizational, financial, marketing, technical, and other obstacles they may encounter. Special emphasis is placed on providing counseling services for women, veterans, handicapped, and minority entrepreneurs.
The SBDC's knowledgable and experienced staff provide expert one-on-one counseling, training, and instructional programs to help small businesses succeed.
Any existing small business, firm, or individual considering starting a small business may request assistance. There are no charges for direct counseling by the SBDC under this program.
Entrepreneurship in the Arts
Five intensive workshops in entrepreneurship will provide essential knowledge for creating and operating your own arts enterprise. Learn how to develop your creative business in the studio arts, graphic and digital design, animation, film, music performance, audio technology, theater, dance, creative writing, communication, and other creative endeavors. Offered over five consecutive Thursday evenings at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the workshops will inform you about understanding your market; selling locally, nationally, and on the WEB; how to prepare a guiding plan; and the roll of finance in your business.