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Our Policy

SBDC can and will meet with any for-profit small business persons or potential small business persons. This assistance is confidential and without charge. The Brockport SBDC can and will assist with any small business concerns (SBDC has a extensive research library in Albany where specific industry information can be obtained).

Some of the more common requests for assistance include:

  1. Start-up help: Review of all aspects you need to consider.
  2. Marketing: Advisement about researching and deciding best ways to reach your customers. Assistance developing or critiquing marketing brochures, surveys, etc.
  3. Personnel: Help determining employer obiligations, hiring tips, etc.
  4. Bookkeeping: Assistance setting up or reviewing your existing recordkeeping systems. NOTE: SBDC cannot do bookkeeping for businesses on an ongoing basis.
  5. Feasibility Study: Help looking at the big picture (market, competition, costs) to determine if your business has potential to be profitable.
  6. Pricing: Assistance determining price for your product that is both competitive and profitable.
  7. Purchase of Existing Business: Review information needed before purchase. Assistance evaluating business.
  8. Acquiring Funding: (A step-by-step process)
    • Assessment of your borrowing potential
    • Identification of best funding sources for project or alternative approaches if funding potential is not sufficient
    • Preparation of projections if you have adequate borrowing potential
    • Preparation of a formal proposal based on information you research 
    • Assistance presenting funding plan to lending institutions
  9. Business Plan:
    • Assistance with format
    • Guidance as you work on plan
    • Critique of plan
    • Help with projections, if appropriate
  10. Minority/Women Owned Business Certification: Help preparing or reviewing certification application. 
  11. International Trade: Advisement about getting started with importing and exporting.

    The SUNY Brockport SBDC also occasionally offers trainings on various business topics. For further information you can either look at our training page or call 585-395-8410 for information on registration and/or scheduling an appointment. Counseling Appointments are currently available in Brockport, Rochester, Victor, Batavia, Canandaigua, Greece, and Henrietta.




College at Brockport SBDC
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420

Rochester Outreach
College at Brockport MetroCenter

55 Saint Paul Street
Riverside Entrance
Rochester, NY 14604

Phone: 585-395-8410
Fax: 585-395-8674
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