The New York State SBDC offers free counseling to any New Yorker hoping to start or grow a small business. The SBDC also offers a host of programs designed for specific groups of entrepreneurs or focusing on particular business needs.
|Doreen Marks of Otis Products was a Watertown SBDC client, and is a member of the NYS SBDC Hall of Fame.|
- The Office of Entrepreneurial
Education's (OE2) primary objective is to facilitate,
sponsor and develop tools, aids, and models of entrepreneurial
instruction. The office has developed a web-based training program
in entrepreneurship for 8th - 12th grade students.
- The International
Business Development office exists to help small-
and medium-sized businesses in New York State to enter, promote
and expand into the global marketplace.
- The Veterans Business
Outreach Program (VBOP) has assisted thousands
of Veterans in New York since 1998, providing face to face counseling,
training and mentorship.
Beyond these programs, the New York State Small Business Development Center also provides specialized services and outreach to:
- Women business owners & entrepreneurs
- Minority business owners & entrepreneurs
- Native American business owners & entrepreneurs
As well as assistance with issues related to: