The New York Small Business Development Center (NYSBDC) provides small business owners and entrepreneurs in New York with the highest quality, pro-bono, confidential business counseling, training, and business research.

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This hot sauce company started in a 100-year-old Harlem brownstone, now the product flies off the shelves at Whole Foods2/8/2018

As part of the Harlem Local Vendor Partner Program, the Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center helps Harlem-made products like Mama's One Sauce get onto the shelves of big retailers.

‘Matchmaker’ planned in Canton to connect large and small businesses11/5/2017

The Small Business Development Center in Canton is hosting an event being dubbed the “Buy Local Matchmaker” as a way to connect small businesses to representatives of larger companies and organizations like hospitals, colleges and non-profit groups.

NY SBDC Advisor Awarded 2017 State Star for New York10/23/2017

Farmingdale State College Advisor Recognized for Business Counseling and Economic Development

Aisle Allies: Connecting small vendors with large retail chains9/20/2017

With its participation in The Harlem Local Vendor Program, the Columbia-Harlem SBDC has helped 20 businesses from the neighborhood get their product on the shelves of Whole Foods Harlem.

New York Small Business Development Center Launches Online Course on How to Start a Business9/14/2017

NY SBDC Releases New Version of Entreskills, online entrepreneurial education course.

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Jamestown SBDC

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