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Higgins & SUNY Buffalo State College Small Business Development Center to Host Virtual Workshop Preparing Small Businesses in WNY for Funding Opportunities

Jan 26, 2021
Press Release
Funding Readiness Workshop Scheduled for February 2

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) and SUNY Buffalo State College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) invite local small businesses to a free virtual workshop to help prepare for future funding opportunities by identifying and reviewing required documents and financial information for funding applications.

Higgins said, “Small businesses are the backbone of our community and our economy. Both during the pandemic and in traditional times there are opportunities to access private and government resources made available to assist businesses. This workshop is aimed at helping entrepreneurs be ready when funding becomes available.”

“Preparation will save you time and make you more competitive,” said Dr. Susan A. McCartney, Director of the Small Business Development Center at SUNY Buffalo State.  “This is a ‘must attend’ program.”

The Funding Readiness 2021 workshop will be held:

Tuesday February 2, 2021 – 9:00am

8:30am – Registration and virtual coffee

9:00am – 10:30pm – Program

The workshop will be led by the SUNY Buffalo State College Small Business Development Center with a presentation by Ms. Marilyn Roach, an Advanced Certified New York State Business Advisor. The idea for the workshop began after conversations between City of Lackawanna Councilman John Ingram and Congressman Higgins' office, which discussed a common question from small business owners who ask, "What do I need to apply?"

To attend please register here ( )

For more information, please call Congressman Higgins’ office at 716-852-3501, or contact SBDC Director Dr. Susan McCartney at, phone: (716) 878-4030.