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Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a team of professional counselors who can assist you with all aspects of small business ownership. We have the knowledge and experience to provide excellent counseling and training.

The SBDC is a major public-private partnership between the government and higher education and is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration and extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

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Small Business Training Classes

The Micro-Enterprise Program is coordinated by the City of Fulton Community Development Agency, City of Oswego Community Development Office, SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations (OBCR) and Operation Oswego County to provide guidance and support to people interested in starting or expanding a small business.

The program provides a 24-hour small-business training program that covers such topics as how to write a business plan, how to obtain financing, accounting and tax issues, business insurance, legalities, marketing, and other basic business start-up issues.

Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for up to $25,000 in low-interest financing to expand or start their business in Oswego County.

Scholarships are available for households within low to moderate-income guidelines as established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sponsoring agencies have agreed that the September Micro Enterprise Training Class will be conducted online via GoToMeeting. Please click below to register. Registration will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

Our Services

Business Development




Financial planning

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Minority/women-oriented business certification

For more than 20 years I rented a dance studio and I really wanted to purchase my own space. I worked with John Halleron at the Oswego SBDC to finalize my business plan and my financials so that I could apply for a mortgage and buy my own place.


Business Resource Center

121 East First Street, Oswego, NY 13126


John Halleron
Senior Business Advisor

Phone: 315.312.3493
Email: [email protected]

Hours: 8 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday

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The SBDC is a program supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration and extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. SBA cannot endorse any products, opinions, or services of any external parties or activities.