Entrepreneurship Assistance Center

The Entrepreneurship Assistance Center 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 New York businesses wishing to expand.

Fall Program

SUNY Broome Hosts: Where Startups Happen!

If you want to start a small business and be successful,

ENROLL in a 60-hour program
Monday and Thursday evenings
September 14, 2020 - December 10, 2020
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fall registration will be on August 24, 2020 at an Information Night
The evening will be an introduction to the program, the staff and
associates, registration and the syllabus

Classes will be at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, 3rd floor, room 310B
located at 
120 Hawley Street
Binghamton, NY
Free parking in the rear of the building.

Attention all Veterans - We Thank You For Your Service and
Proudly Offer this Program to YOU for ONLY $25!
Bring your DD214 when you register for this offer.

The cost of this program is funded in part by Empire State Development.
The normal cost would be $3,600 but with this funding you will only pay $149 if
registered by August 24, 2020.  After that date, it will be $199.

So call Darlene Kanuk today at +1 (607) 777-4022 or email her at
if you are interested in being added to the waiting list!


The BLDC/Broome-Triad is a sponsorship between the City of Binghamton BLDC, SUNY Broome, Broome County Urban League, and Broome-Tioga Workforce NY.


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  • 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 +1 (607) 778-5012 or click here to visit the Continuing Education page and view the most recent catalog.
  • Client Advisory Group – the Entrepreneurial Assistance Center has a group of local business representatives that meet once a month to offer EAC clients brainstorming on the particular questions and concerns of their small business development.

Small Business Resources

Southern Tier Small Business Networking Groups






The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering two loan programs as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to small businesses throughout New York State. For information, application, and frequently asked questions, see the SBA web site.

* Also, see the new Small Business Resources links below:

We are ready to help!  You may also contact Darlene Kanuk at kanukda@suny.broome.edu

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COVID 19 Business Assistance

In this unprecedented time, we are here to help you! Broome County Emergency Loan Fund

  • Principal and interest payments (P&I) will be waived for 12-months
  • No application or closing fees
  • 10% equity requirement waived
  • Expedited closing process
  • Expedited loan review process to include the following:
    • Authorized Credit Check
    • Financial Documentation Review:
      • Most Recent Tax Return
      • Draft or preliminary year-end financials for 2019 (if tax return not available)
      • List of current debt

Funds originated out of our STEED Loan Program can also assist businesses in the following counties: Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Tioga and Tompkins.

Businesses interested in applying should contact Tom Gray at +1 (607) 584-9000 or tmg@theagency-ny.com. Additional contacts include Natalie Abbadessa at +1 (607) 584-9000 or nca@theagecy-ny.com.

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For more resources on COVID-19, please go to https://theagency-ny.com/

Student Successes

Creative Joy

Kristi Kreis
173 Front Street
Owego, NY 13827
+1 (607) 972-5158
Make it, take it, love it!

Waterman's Distillery

Joe and Michelle Alig
6172 Route NY-434
Apalachin, NY 13732
+1 (607) 258-0274
Come SIP with us!

Parlor City Vegan

Sara & Lei Liu
Visit them Saturdays at Broome County Regional Farmers Market, 9am-1pm

Up The Creek Ladies Consignment Boutique

Tammi Seeley
163 Main Street,
Owego, NY 13827
Modern Fashions at Secondhand Prices!

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