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) 597-0263

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. Genesse Street Suite 600
Buffalo, New York 14202
K. Sullivan
Phone No: (716) 852-7100

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
95 Franklin Street
Rath Building     Room 651
Buffalo, New York 14202
James O. Blackwell Director
Phone No: (716) 858-7913

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
Angela Panaro-Rossi, Deputy Regional Director-WNY
Phone No: (716) 846-8228 / (716) 319-8303

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

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) 551-4301 

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

Community based human services orgainization focused on the development of Latinos in WNY.

Women Business Center
Canisius College
2365 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14214
Sara Vescio
Phone No: (716) 888-8280

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
Contract: Dolores McCarley, President

Business Management Consultants

Seneca Nation of Indians
12837 RTE #438Centers
Irving, New York 14081
Contact: Darcy Kettle

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

A site of numerous community related events and home to a number of community based organizations

Mayor's Office of Conract Compliance
City Hall Room 1706
Buffalo, New York 14202
Contact: Matthew Zayas

Cost effectiv 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
Contact: Tashene Eubank

Cost effective solution maximize revenue and reduce risk

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

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