Small Business Owners



Baruch College hosts the Midtown Manhattan branch of the New York State Small Business Development Center, one of 24 campus-based regional centers. At Baruch’s SBDC, located within the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship, faculty and staff work directly with entrepreneurs to refine their business plan. As part of the NYS-SBDC Research Network, our advisors have access to the latest economic, demographic, and regulatory data impacting small business.

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Our Advisors

Full-time SBDC advisors – made up of faculty, students, and alumni from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business – undergo rigorous professional certification to support the entrepreneurial endeavors of startups and established businesses. We provide high-quality, cutting-edge small business tools and services to help you achieve your vision.

We work closely with small business owners to help them:

  • understand the importance of a business plan
  • discover sources of funding
  • prepare for e-commerce
  • identify avenues for exporting goods & services
  • develop marketing plans


SBDC Services

One-on-One Counseling

The SBDC at Baruch offers small business owners and entrepreneurs free small business counseling with professional, academic, and private sector experts.

  • For startups and existing business
  • Specializing in business plan development and SBA loan assistance
  • Short or long-term guidance with the same team of advisors

Click here to read more about what to expect from a counseling session

Group Workshops & Seminars

The SBDC offers business workshops every week led by Baruch’s Top Business School Faculty.

  • Topics include Marketing, Business Plan preparation, Managing Company Finances and more
  • Great opportunities to build your professional network.

About America’s SBDC

Our lead sponsor is the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in Washington, D.C., an independent government agency that has been helping entrepreneurs fund, launch, and grow their businesses for over 50 years. Through a nationwide network of field offices and partnerships with organizations like ours, the SBA helps strengthen America’s economy one small business at a time.

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