Do you need to speak with someone about your business needs? Would you like a professional to review your business plan? Are you looking for someone with real-world business management experience to help you work through some issues you are facing with your business? There are a number of great, local resources available to small business owners looking for technical assistance.
U.S. Small Business Development Center
(SBDC) provide technical assistance to new businesses and seasoned companies alike. The national SBDC website provides great resources and allows you to search for a local office. A local SBDC representative will even travel to the SCOPED office at 910 South Decatur Street in Watkins Glen to meet with you!
Rev Ithaca Start-up Works
Rev Ithaca Start-up Works—better known as REV — is a business incubator and workspace located in Ithaca, NY. Established as a partnership between Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins-Cortland Community College, Rev offers mentorship, workspace and start up resources for growing businesses that will create jobs in the community. REV has a slew of great resources that every small business can take advantage of.
Visit the REV website to gain more information on their membership and mentorship programs.
Take advantage of this great resource by join their growing start up community, with includes access to events, workshops and valuable information that will convene anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship.
U.S. Small Business Administration
U.S. Small Business Administration provides many resources directly, but it also links with other groups and organizations that assist specific populations or that work to address specific business issues. Do you have a Women Owned Business? Is it a Veteran Owned Business? Are you looking for assistance with exporting your goods? Do you need help with procurement related to local, state and federal contracts? There are local and regional experts that can help with all of these and more. Visit the SBA website to find local assistance.
For more information on small business development and assistance check out our simple steps to grow page.