Buffalo Area Small Business Information, Seminars and Trainings

Buffalo District Office - June 1 - 12, 2020

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SBA can help your business start, grow, expand or recover through our lending programs, government contracting programs and network of Resource Partners.  Whether you want to prepare a business plan, are interested in doing business with the federal government, or are looking to finance your business, SBA is here to help!


Buffalo Area Small Business Information, Seminars and Trainings


COVID-19: Guidance for Small Businesses  sba.gov/coronavirus


SBA Providing Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Our nation's small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses.

Notice: New Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance: SBA will begin accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications on a limited basis only to provide relief to U.S. agricultural businesses. To learn more about eligibility and apply, click here.

To learn more about the relief options available for your business, click here.

Apply for disaster assistance 

PPP Money Still Available


Paycheck Protection Program  

“SBA is committed to ensuring that small businesses continue to get the resources they need to get through this challenging time.  We encourage all eligible borrowers that need the #PaycheckProtectionProgram assistance to work with an approved lender to apply.  Money is still available. 

Learn more here:  http://ow.ly/96L830qDbbD 

 To learn more about the relief options available for your business, click here.



The Office of Inspector General recognizes that we are facing unprecedented times and is alerting the public about potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration in response to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19).  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the largest financial assistance bill to date, includes provisions to help small businesses. Fraudsters have already begun targeting small business owners during these economically difficult times.  Be on the lookout for grant fraud, loan fraud, and phishing.

 Report Fraud

Report any suspected fraud to OIG’s Hotline at 800-767-0385 or online at, https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/oversight-advocacy/office-inspector-general/office-inspector-general-hotline.

SBA and Department of Commerce present:  An Export Webinar Series focusing on the future of your business.

June 2nd - Creating a digital strategy for export development – your website is the first impression you give to the world. We will discuss simple steps you can take to make your website more attractive to international customers. Presented by: Rosanna Masucci, Director, Commercial Service, Buffalo, NY

June 9th - SBA Programs to take your Business Global. Presented by: Pat Hayes, U.S. Small Business Administration

June 16th - Making Virtual International Connections – travel restrictions and social distancing will make face to face meetings difficult. Learn how technology can help and about the virtual services available from the Commercial Service to make those international connections. Presented by: Rosanna Masucci, Director, Commercial Service, Buffalo, NY

When:  Tuesdays, June 2, 9 and 16

Where:  Webinar

Time:  1:00 pm - 1:30pm

To Register:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/export-webinar-series-focusing-on-the-future-of-your-business-tickets-105434653888

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HUBZONE Program:  COVID-19 Fact Sheet  

n response to COVID-19, the SBA HUBZone program is providing small businesses in historically under-utilized business zones more flexibility to comply with requirements.

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WOSB Ready, Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program, Certification changes

WOSB Federal Contracting Program Certification Changes

Do you know about the upcoming changes to the WOSB Federal Contracting Program certification process?

  • The WOSB and EDWOSB certification process changes will now be implemented October 15, 2020.
  • Between now and July 15, 2020, certified WOSBs and EDWOSBs must download their documentation from the WOSB Program Repository on certify.sba.gov.

Learn more


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