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.
Small Business Development Centers (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!
SCORE is a private, not-for-profit organization of retired executives that volunteer their time to assist active entrepreneurs. SCORE provides online and in-person workshops and one-on-one mentoring. If you are looking for advice, an additional perspective or just want to talk with a seasoned business executive, SCORE is the group for you.
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.