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

  • Lease Review
  • Economic Forecast
  • Economic Development

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Business Planning

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development

Legal Services

  • Employee Relations
  • Labor Relations
  • Contract Review
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Forming a Business
  • 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