Who We Are
If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an existing business owner in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, or Seneca county then the Onondaga Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can provide you with NO COST individualized and confidential business consulting!
The Onondaga SBDC will provide you with access to trusted business advisors who have experience in starting and growing businesses.
What We Do
Our New York State Certified Business Advisors seek to empower and inspire success by providing expertise and keen insights essential to helping you manage your concerns today and design long-range plans to secure your vision for tomorrow.
We will tailor our advisement to your specific business needs, providing individualized support in the areas of:
The SBDC has served 1137 client entrepreneurs by helping them invest over $11 million in the local economy, and helped them create and/or save 310 jobs in our six county region; to include Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego and Seneca counties during the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
The SBDC is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New York, along with building and creating relations with public and private organizations to provide valuable services for the entrepreneurial community.
The Onondaga SBDC is housed at SUNY OCC (Onondaga Community College).
Onondaga SBDC Client Testimonials
"From where I began a year ago, to finalizing my business plan and financial pages, and even connecting me with the other people I needed to get everything going ... I greatly appreciate all that you’ve done."
"I was very impressed with the service I received at the SBDC. My Business Advisor was incredibly helpful, polite, and punctual. Communication was immediate, direct, and our meeting brought to light a lot of information that I had not considered. I would not hesitate to share this service with other business owners."
"The Onondaga SBDC was a pleasure to work with! My Business Advisor's knowledge about the process is invaluable and their vast amount of contacts that helped us along the way was extremely impressive. We look forward to consulting with them again in the future when we expand again!"
"Without exaggeration, the Onondaga SBDC changed my life! They provided a truly wonderful service and have a great team!"
"My Business Advisor was nothing short of fantastic! I came in with an extremely idealistic business plan and my Advisor helped me set realistic expectations for my business with more feasible financial goals."