List of Business Resources

For Minority and Women Owned Companies

Black Chamber of Commerce (BCC)
836 Delavan Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14215
Richard Cummings
Phone No: (716) 995-0622
e-mail wnyblackchamber@yahoo.com

A networking group of African American Enterprises who’s mission is to advocate and promote economic development of minority businesses.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership
257 W. Genesee Street Suite 600
Buffalo, New York 14202
K. Sullivan
Phone No: (716) 852-7100
e-mail Ksullivan@thepartnership.org

The BNP offers various programs, services and opportunities to help support members with business growth. Includes but not limited to networking, sponsorships, newsletter advertising and membership directory.

Erie County Division of Equal Employment Opportunity
MWBE
95 Franklin Street
Rath Building, Room 931
Buffalo, New York 14202
James O. Blackwell Director
Phone No: (716) 858-7913
e-mail DEEO@erie.gov

Assist and certifies minority and women owned businesses as bona fide MBE / WBE companies. 

Empire State Development Corporation
95 Perry Street, Suite 500
Buffalo, New York 14203
Karen Utz - Regional Director
Phone No: (716) 846-8200
e-mail: NYS-WNY-redc@esd.ny.gov

Access all New York State business development programs, including financing and training. Assist and certifies companies as bona fide MBE / WBE enterprises.

Small Business Development Center
Buffalo State College, Cleveland Hall 206
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222
Susan McCarthy, Director
Phone No: (716) 878-4030 fax (716) 878-4067
e-mail careers@buffalostate.edu

One to one counseling to start up and existing small businesses on a wide range of advisory, training and research services including; business plans, marketing programs and financial strategies.

U. S. Small Business Administration
130 S. Elmwood Ave.   Suite 540
Buffalo, New York 14202
Greg Lindberg
Phone No: (716) 551-5670 
e-mail gregory.lindberg@sba.gov

Assist with every aspect of starting a business, from developing a business plan, obtaining financing, marketing products and managing a company. The general loan program promotes small business growth by guarantees of up to 80% of the amount provided by lenders. Assist veterans with all services previously listed.

Hispanics United of Buffalo
254 Virginia Street
Buffalo, New York 14201
E. Russi Executive Director
Phone No: (716) 856-7110
e-mail erussi@hubwny.org

To partner with communities, lead change, and promote healthy and prosperous individuals and families.

Women Business Center
Canisius College
2365 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14214
Sara Vescio
Phone No: (716) 888-8280
e-mail vescio11@canisius.edu

Provide entrepreneurs and small business owners the critical skills, knowledge, tools and support network to increase their success. Services include; training, networking, counseling, coaching and consulting.

Resources Planning Associates
2495 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14214
716-440-7816
Contract: Dolores McCarley, President
e-mail rpa-dmccarley@usa.net

Full service Business Management Consultants.

Seneca Nation of Indians
12837 RTE #438
Irving, New York 14081
716-532-4900
Contact: Darcy Kettle
e-mail Darcy.Kettle@sni.org

The fifth largest employer in WNY. creating thousand of new jobs and our rich culture & Traditions

Friends to the Elderly, Youth & Family
118 East Utica Street
Buffalo, New York 14209

Ms. Jetaun Jones
716-882-0602

Email: friendsincdccc@gmail.com

To provide quality services that educate, encourage, impower and support healthy, happy community members, with safe and stable support.

Mayor's Office of Contract Compliance
City Hall Room 1706
Buffalo, New York 14202
716-851-4162
Contact: Matthew Zayas
e-mail mzayas@buffalony.gov

Cost effective solution maximize revenue and reduce risk

Mayor's Office of Contract Compliance
Federal Project & Section 3
Division of Urban Affairs
City Hall Room 203
Buffalo, New York 14202
716-851-6585
Contact: Tashene Eubank
e-mail teubanks@city-buffalo.com

Cost effective solution maximize revenue and reduce risk

Career & Professional Education
Buffalo State College
Cleveland Hall Room 306
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222
716-878-5811 fax 878-3152

Contact: Denise Harris, Director
e-mail career@buffalostate.edu

Committed to empowering students, their career education, and professional pursuits, through a supportive and inclusive environment.

The Exchange at Beverly Gray

334 East Utica Street

Buffalo, N.Y. 14208

716-800-2171

Contact: Derrick Parsons

Email: info@theexchangebuffalo.org

The Exchange at Beverly Gray is the premier minority incubator in WNY functioning as a Business and Entrepreneur Service Organization specifically serving the underrepresented entrepreneurial community in Buffalo, NY.

NOTE: this material is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is understood that the publishers are NOT ENGAGED IN RENDERING LEGAL, ACCOUNTING OR OTHER LICENSED SERVICES. If legal advice or other licensed services are required, the service of a competent professional should be sought.