Entrepreneur's Resource List

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Resource 

Phone 

Website

Description 

Buffalo Employment and Training Center

716.856.5627 

www.workforcebuffalo.org/default.asp 

The Center @ 77 Goodell Street offers free basic computer skills courses including Word, Excel, how to use LinkedIn, set up an email acoount and more. Services for employed and unemployed workers.

Buffalo Library 

716.858.8900

www.buffalolib.org 

Many FREE resources to assist with business research needs including: databases, classes and trained staff for personal business assistance.

Canisius Women's Business Center

716.888.8280

www.canisius.edu/wbc/

Offers networking and training at varying costs. Some programs are free, others offered at reasonable pricing, many open to both men and women.

Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

716.885.5715

www.mgt.buffalo.edu/entrepreneurship/cel

Programs offered to promote business growth through leadership development and experiential learning.

Chamber of Commerce

various

various

Contact your local chamber. Chambers offer great networking opprotunities, provide awareness to local business issues / opportunities and may offer services to small business owners.

Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP)

716.824.9942

www.southbuffalochamber.org/?q=node/474

 

Offers training in many areas including: credit, business plan development, website, marketing, insurance, legal issues and more. Courses run twice a year and cost $50.

 LaunchNY:  Idea Crossing

 

www.ideacrossing.org/l/uny

Resource page for Upstate NY entrepreneurs, for investors and for others working with the  entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE)

716.551.4301

buffaloniagara.score.org

 

Offers counseling, workshops and one on one mentoring. Some services are free, others are available at minimal costs.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

800.827.5722

www.sba.gov

Local chapter offers courses, programs and events to educate and assist small business owners. Visit the local chapter website to join their mailing list and to see a calendar of events. The SBA has some great (also FREE) online training courses accessible via their website.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Buffalo State:

716.878.4030

NCCC:

716.434.3815

Buffalo State:

 http://www.nyssbdc.org/centers/centers.aspx?centid=20

NCCC:

http://www.nyssbdc.org/centers/centers.aspx?centid=21

Serving Erie and Niagara Counties, the SBDC offers assistance with developing a business plan, performing research and a variety of other services.

Westminster Economic Development Initiative

716.870.6843

 http://www.westminster-bflo.org/WEDI.html

Offers a variety of services (including mentoring) to businesses located on the City's east side.