Entrepreneurial Assistance Program

The Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) provides resources and assistance to entrepreneurial ventures through various types of services. We support these entrepreneurial ventures in all stages, from start-ups to existing community businesses wishing to expand.

If You’d Like to Start or Grow Your Own Business, NYS and SUNY Broome’s Continuing Education Have a Special Program….Just For You!

  1. Application is Required - Click here for the application
  2. Send application to:
    SUNY Broome Community College
    Continuing Education - Entrepreneurial Assistance Program
    P.O. Box 1017
    Binghamton, NY 13902
    Attn: Darlene Kanuk, Staff Assistant
  3. Darlene will call you for a meeting and to get you registered! Acceptable forms of payment are cash (exact), check or credit cards - MasterCard or VISA.



  • Special Courses for You! We offer courses in everything from creating a business plan to innovator workshops. For a free catalog of upcoming courses call 778-5012 or click here to visit the Continuing Education page and view the most recent catalog.
  • Score - For the Life of Your BusinessConsultation service for small businesses -
    FREE confidential consultation service is offered for one-on-one business planning and analysis for all phases of small business. EAP has partnered with Greater Binghamton SCORE, Chapter 217, which is part of a nationwide network of experienced business mentors. SCORE, Chapter 217 provides a team of more than 35 local certified mentors and in addition to the EAP staff, instructor and guest speakers provide all needed mentoring for successful small business ventures. To schedule an appointment, contact us at 607-778-5071.
  • Client Advisory Group – the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program has a group of local business representatives that meet once a month to offer EAP clients with brainstorming the particular questions and concerns of their small business development.  
  • Mastermind Groups – Groups of six to eight individuals who meet regularly with an experienced facilitator to provide problem-solving and creativity among members in a safe, constructive environment where they can examine their business and activities, decisions, goals and problems.  Group members act in a collaborative, rather than competitive spirit.

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SUNY Broome Community College's Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) held a business plan competition at the end of their 12-week, 60 hour program. Nine small business owners participated and first, second and third prizes were awarded based on the completed written business plan (60%) and the oral presentation on January 5th and 6th (40%)


The results of the competition were as follows:

1st place – Stephen Musok – Next Wave Motors, LLC

2nd place – Amanda Scarpato – A & P Technologies

3rd place – Patricia Salmon – Pat Salmon History


Thanks to all the Sponsors of the Business Competition, Tioga State Bank, Visions Federal Credit Union, Curcio Printing, Tioga County Economic Development and Planning, Sentry Alarms, LLC, NBT Bank, Binghamton Local Development Corporation, Rock Boulder, Inc. Permanent Cosmetics of NY, Life Fitness of the Southern Tier, Quilter’s Haven, Art Frenz, PhD, and Faith Sigler & Associated: Dedicated Financial Solutions.


Thanks to the judges:

Teresa Saraceno, Economic Development Specialist, with the Tioga County Department of Economic Development & Planning,

John Piccirilli owner of Piccirilli Plumbing and One Hour Heating and A/C,

Brendan O’Bryan with the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce



We are having a mini-program

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

April 2nd - April 30th, 2016

at the Parkview Restaurant & Pub

145 Front Street, Owego, NY

The cost of the mini-program is $49

and for ALL VETERANS it is only $10!


Instruction is focused on the business

idea/concept, market research, competitive

analysis, basic marketing, sales goals,

and basic finances and financial work-



Call 778-5012 to register by 3/30/16!

On April 14, 2015, SUNY Broome's Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) hosted the 10th Annual Website Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Six small businesses were honored for developing or enhancing a website within the past year. Also listed are facebook pages too!

Lisa Marie Johnson, owner of Forever After Scrapbooking

Katherine Heisler, owner Village Woven

Taylor Johnson, owner of the Pastry Shop

Kate Miller-Corcoran, owner of Magical Mama's Cloth Diapering Service

Janelle Malia, owner of The Black Cat Gallery, Inc.

Charity Bensley, owner of Phoenix Printer Solutions, Inc.


If you are a minority and or woman owned business, 2013 is the year to obtain your NY State Certification