U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise.


Programs assist with every aspect of starting a business, from developing a business plan to obtaining financing, from marketing products and services to managing a company. The general loan program, which represents the majority of the agency’s total loan effort, promotes small business growth by guarantees of up to 80% of the amount provided by commercial lenders. Also offers Surety Bonds and Minority Enterprise Development program.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast
  • Lease Review

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Cooperatives (Co-ops)
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Tax Services
  • Valuation

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Grant Funding
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • Tax Credits

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Employee Relations
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Forming a Business
  • Labor Relations
  • Lease Review
  • Patent Seminars
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information
  • Succession Planning


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring
Contact Information
Gregory Lindberg
130 South Elmwood Ave
Suite 540
Buffalo, NY 14202