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:
Start-up help: Review of all aspects you need to consider.
Marketing: Advisement about researching and deciding best ways to reach your customers. Assistance developing or critiquing marketing brochures, surveys, etc.
Personnel: Help determining employer obiligations, hiring tips, etc.
Bookkeeping: Assistance setting up or reviewing your existing recordkeeping systems. NOTE: SBDC cannot do bookkeeping for businesses on an ongoing basis.
Feasibility Study: Help looking at the big picture (market, competition, costs) to determine if your business has potential to be profitable.
Pricing: Assistance determining price for your product that is both competitive and profitable.
Purchase of Existing Business: Review information needed before purchase. Assistance evaluating business.
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
Assistance with format
Guidance as you work on plan
Critique of plan
Help with projections, if appropriate
Minority/Women Owned Business Certification: Help preparing or reviewing certification application.
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.
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