SBA Buffalo District Newsletter - October 2020 Edition

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Buffalo District Office  - OCTOBER 2020

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Save the Date for National Veterans Small Business Week

Mark your calendar! National Veterans Small Business Week is less than a week away. Service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses can learn about resources to start, grow, and expand their business.

This year NVSBW will be held from Nov. 2-6!

SBA’s Buffalo District and its resource partner network are here to set up veteran entrepreneurs for success by providing the same counseling and training, access to capital, disaster assistance, and government contracting resources that are available.  Visit us 

Save the Date: National Veterans Small Business Week, November 2-6, 2020

Cybercrime is a High-Tech Con Game - Protect American Manufacturing

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Contrary to popular belief... Cyber-attacks aren’t stopped by just plugging in a device or installing software. 


Don’t be Cyber-conned! 

Protect American Manufacturing

Imagine this... a professional, polite person strikes up a conversation and opens the door for you as you head into work. Would you stop and question him or her? 

  • Most often, cybercrime is a high-tech con game where criminals prey on the trusting, generous, and friendly nature of humankind. 
  • America loses billions each year to nation-state hackers, and they aren’t all miles away.  

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020

Time: 11 a.m.

Registration: Click here to register.

National Mentoring Day, October 27, 2020


Today is National Mentoring Day

As a resource partner of the SBA, SCORE Mentors have helped 11M+ entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. Connect with a business mentor today → Visit SCORE Buffalo Niagara 

Follow us on Twitter @SBA_Buffalo


Reporting Fraud Helps Everyone - And Now It's Easier to Do!

Guidance for businesses on how to get support, avoid scams, and follow appropriate practices in the marketplace can be found here.



Get a D-U-N-S Number

Are you thinking about contracting with Uncle Sam? You’ll need a DUNS number → Go to Federal Contracting

October is National Women's Business Month

National Women's Small Business Month

Need help? Get free business counseling through your nearest Women’s Business
Center → click here

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality for millions of Americans.  As the only go-to resource and voice for small business backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster.  The SBA delivers services through an extensive network of field offices, located throughout ten different regions of the country