Buffalo District Office  – December 29, 2022

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“Powering the American Dream”


SBA can help your business start, grow, expand or recover through our lending programs, government contracting programs and network of Resource Partners.   Whether you want to prepare a business plan, are interested in doing business with the federal government, or are looking to finance your business, SBA is here to help!


Build Your Budget Workshop for Small Business – Webinar

Wednesday, January 4 at 10:00 am

Budgeting is central to your business success.  Using your budget is a key component to driving your company’s financial future.  

In this workshop you will learn:

  • The top reasons for budgeting
  • Approaches to budgeting
  • Instructional steps to budgeting
  • Key differences to Fixed vs. Variable Expenses
  • Critical strategies for staying within your budget

Step into the New Year with a commonsense budget.

Click here to register:  Business First Wednesday – Build Your Budget Workshop – MCLS Events & Programs – Monroe County Library System Home (libraryweb.org)


Starting & Managing Your Own Business – In Person

Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 9:00 am

If you have the entrepreneurial dream of starting a business or have already started one and want to improve your chance of success, this is the workshop for you.  This one-day, eight-hour workshop will help give you the information you need.

  • Gain a head start to business with expert guidance
  • Learn fundamentals for business organization and management
  • Make better business decisions that meet your personal goals
  • Maximize your probability of business success

This all day session includes these topics:

  • Planning your business
  • SBA and other small business resources
  • Fundamentals of business financials
  • Foundations of marketing and sales
  • Business insurance basics
  • Tax compliance
  • Legal organization of your business
  • Funding your small business
  • Q&A with small business experts

The session begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 14, 2023.  Full fee is $60 (Early Bird registration by January 6th is $45).   In addition, there are discounts for veterans/military (code: Military), students (code: student, and seniors (code: senior).  This is a proven investment for your business future, and well worth the time and cost. 

Location:  Buffalo & Erie County Central Public Library

                 1 Lafayette Square

                 Buffalo, NY  14203

Click here to register:  Starting & Managing Your Own Business (constantcontact.com)

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Government Contracting 101 Series – In Person

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 9:00 am 

Learn the basics about contracting with the federal government.

The SBA Buffalo District Office presents a series of free contracting courses designed to help prospective and existing small businesses understand the basics about contracting with the federal government.

Part 1:  9:00 am – Introduction to Federal Contracting – Find out if federal contracting is right for your business

Click here to register:  Government Contracting 101 Part 1: Introduction to Federal Contracting Tickets, Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

Part 2:  10:00 am – Small Business Certification – Learn the benefits and eligibility requirements for federal small business certifications

Click here to register:  Government Contracting 101 – Part 2 : Small Business Certifications Tickets, Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite

Part 3:  11:00 am – Marketing & Selling to the Government – Learn the basics of marketing to the federal government

Click here to register:  Government Contracting 101 Part 3: Marketing & Selling to the Government Tickets, Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite

Location:  130 South Elmwood Avenue, Suite 540

                 Buffalo, NY  14202

Please contact Jennifer.Talarico@sba.gov if you have any questions


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