Who We Are:
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Onondaga Community College offers no-cost, confidential business advisement services to individuals and companies throughout a six-county region including Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego & Seneca counties.
WhAT We DO:
In 1980 Congress adopted the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which authorized the creation of SBDC networks in each state.
Our SBDC Advisor Team has nearly 200 years of collective business and business advisement experience. They provide customized solutions through advisement, education, research and advocacy for Entrepreneurs, Innovators and the Small & Medium Enterprise community.
We tailor our advisement services to your specific business needs, providing individualized support in the areas of:
The SBDC has served 1148 client entrepreneurs by helping them invest over $37 million in the local economy, creating and/or saving 511 jobs in our six county region (including Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego and Seneca counties) during the 2019 / 2020 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 Onondaga Community College (SUNY OCC).
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."