The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership. The SBDC advisors provide a variety of free and low-cost business consulting and training services.
The SBA offers recurring seminars and programs to support entrepreneurs at every stage of their business. Their ongoing programs include:
You need to meet certain local legal requirements to start your business. These may include a business license, a DBA filing, and inspections.
Besides local requirements, business owners also need to consider the requirements of the State of New York. You are encouraged to explore the New York State website, to learn about licensing, taxes, and other regulations for businesses at the state level.
While the City of Buffalo does not do direct business lending, we do partner with a number of organizations that provide access to capital for entrepreneurs who are at varying stages of business life cycle.