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Small Business Assistance

Rochester Business Alliance
Small Business Council
150 State Street, Suite 400, Rochester, NY 14614-1308
585 256-4619 Contact: Jayni Woods
The Council promotes the development of small businesses in the Rochester area in cooperation with commerce and industry and government agencies.

Minority and Women Business Development Division
265 North Clinton Ave
Rochester, NY 14605
585 -325-6530 Ext. 3066
Contact: Sheila James
[email protected]
The urban league's Business Development Division provides a training, counseling and mentoring services to help minorities, women, dislocated workers and others start and/or expand businesses. The program offers information about national and local resources to meet constituent needs. It supports programs and policies that help minority and women entrepreneurs become full partners in the national and global economies.

The Service Corps of Retired Executives Association (SCORE)
Sponsored by the U. S. Small Business Administration, SCORE is a nationwide nonprofit association providing free business counseling. It has over 100 retired and active executives in the Rochester area who volunteer to share their skills with small business owners. The following are the local branches:

Federal Building
Room 410
100 State Street
Rochester, NY 14614
585 -263-6473

130 South Elmwood Avenue, Suite 540
Buffalo NY 14202

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