Is your small business in need of help? This group can offer...

Is your small business in need of help? This group can offer solutions

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Small Business Development Center based out of Buffalo State College has been helping businesses get through COVID-19.

“Our goal is to move a person forward, advance them in their entrepreneurial activity,” said Center director Susan McCartney.

The Center usually works with around 1,000 small businesses in a year, this year, they are tracking 3,000.

“We look at all the options and with business owners one thing is not a sure thing for everyone,” McCartney said.

The all encompassing approach is done through confidential sessions where the center will look through all parts of the business to see how they can prepare for a post-COVID-19 world.

“We have to look toward what we can be doing right now,” McCartney said.

McCartney also believes that, the main thing to help these small businesses, shopping at them.

“Shop local, that is a sure fire way to get buffalo back,” McCartney said.

For anyone who wants to get in touch with the Small Business Development Center, they can be reached at 716-878-4030, or their website here.

They are working remotely so social distancing can be followed.