Getting Started with my New York SBDC Business Advisor

The New York SBDC is a network of 22 campus-based centers and dozens of outreach offices that provide free business counseling to startups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners.

Whether you’re a startup outlining your business plan, or small business owner looking for financing to expand, or an existing business seeking assistance recovering from a disaster, our Business Advisors are easily accessible in-person at a local center or online.

Our free services are made possible by funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State of New York, and our host campuses.

The New York SBDC network offers business advising sessions in the many languages listed below. To schedule an appointment, please complete the brief online appointment form and note language preference in the “nature of counseling” text box. Once submitted, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment. Appointments with a business advisor can be over the phone or virtual (i.e. video call).

  • Bengali
  • Cantonese
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Hakka
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

To get started with a Business Advisor, please fill out our online appointment form. You can also contact your local center. You can find that information on our locations page.