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List of Business Resources

For Minority and Women-Owned Companies

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

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

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 931
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
Karen Utz - Regional Director
Phone No: (716) 846-8200

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 No. (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) 551-5670 

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

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

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
Phone No: (716) 440-7816
Contract: Dolores McCarley, President

Full service Business Management Consultants.

Seneca Nation of Indians
12837 RTE #438
Irving, New York 14081
Phone No: (716) 532-4900
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
Ms. Jetaun Jones
Phone No: (716) 882-0602

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
Phone No: (716) 851-4162
Contact: Matthew Zayas

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
Phone No: (716) 851-6585
Contact: Tashene Eubank

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
Phone No: (716) 878-5811, Fax No: (716) 878-3152
Contact: Denise Harris, Director

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
Phone No: (716) 800-2171
Contact: Derrick Parsons

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.

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