Ibero-American Action League Inc

Ibero is a dual-language human services agency that ignites the potential of individuals and families to prosper and make the community stronger.


About Ibero-American Action League

Established in 1968, Ibero has evolved into an agency that serves individuals and families of all ethnic backgrounds, and our unique ability to target the Latino community remains unprecedented in this region. 

The Ibero-American Investors Corporation (IAIC) was incorporated in 1979 as a NYS corporation under Section 807 of the Business Corporation Law and licensed by the Small Business Corporation as a Minority Enterprise Small Business Investment Company (MESBIC) in the same year. It assists Hispanic entrepreneurs, who would like to launch or expand a business, but are unable to obtain business financing from existing financial institutions.

Since then, the IAIC has helped women and minority entrepreneurs attain an entirely new economic and social status via private ownership of their business. These individuals have worked hard to amass the funds they are able to invest. IAIC’s investments may take various forms and, with other investors or financial institutions, may structure deals that meet the financial need of our clients.

The Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) assists anyone who owns a business or dreams of owning one and specializes in helping minorities, women, low-income individuals and veterans in all areas of business training, from technical assistance to formal training in the classroom, developing business plans, applying for loans and grants, in-depth counseling and mentoring, completing the state certification process, and accessing capital. Our success stories include Boss Sauce and the marketing and sales increase of a new invention, Space Saver Tomato Cage, LLC; and the creation of a business plan for US Traffic Control Inc. with more than $1.5 million in sales. This program is currently offered in Rochester, Buffalo and Waverly.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

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

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loans
  • Matching Funds
  • Microloans
  • Venture Capital
  • Angel Investment

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Internship and Co-op Programs
  • Student Placement

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Student Marketing Projects


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Hispanic Business

Starting a Business

  • Site Location
  • Startup Classes
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Business Research Resources


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Agustin Rodriguez
817 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14605
(585) 256-8900 Ext: 125