Serving small business community
This National Entrepreneurship Week, the Buffalo District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration will honor its resource partners for what it called “their tireless entrepreneurial assistance in serving the small business community and their continuing efforts during the nation’s pandemic recovery.”
SBA District Director Franklin J. Sciortino said, “SBA resource partners have been working to guide small businesses through numerous challenges and various funding opportunities as they pivot to recover, rebuild and grow their businesses. We are proud of the work our partners have done and continue to do to help Western New York businesses.”
A press release stated, “SBA’s Resource Partner Network, which include Small Business Development Centers, Women Business Centers and SCORE, are committed to assisting small business owners with the diverse challenges they face at every stage of development.”
Sciortino said, “Now more than ever, we encourage every small business to tap resources available to position their business for success. Each SBA resource partner offers a unique experience and an abundance of value for entrepreneurs.”
The release added, “Join in the ranks of other business owners who have experienced higher revenues and increased growth thanks to mentoring they received from SCORE. The nation’s largest network of volunteer business mentors harnesses the passion and knowledge of real-world business executives to provide invaluable mentorship in person, via email or over video chat. Visit SCORE Buffalo Niagara or Greater Rochester SCORE to start working on your business goals.
“Small Business Development Center (SBDC) advisers help entrepreneurs to realize their dream of business ownership and then remain competitive in an ever-changing global economy. Offering free counseling and low-cost training on topics such as marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, and international trade, visit SBDC Buffalo, SBDC Brockport, SBDC Niagara or SBDC Jamestown.
“Your local Women’s Business Center (WBC) is a good place for women entrepreneurs looking to launch new businesses and compete in the marketplace. Tap into your local center for counseling, training, mentoring, and connections. Visit: Women’s Business Center
“Small businesses can also access online tools such as timely advice from experts, podcasts on topical business issues and services, blogs, a library, periodic newsletter, startup guide, statistics and much more by visiting SBA’s learning center, which includes include competitive advantage, legal requirements, marketing research, pricing, understanding your customer and social media.”
For more information on SBA programs and services for starting and managing, financing and/or developing a successful business, visit www.sba.gov. The website includes information on SBA-backed financial assistance, contracting opportunities, training and counseling, disaster recovery, and international trade.
To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.