Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

You may have heard about all of the resources available to businesses but are not sure if they are applicable to small business.  Do you feel overwhelmed by the red tape you may be facing and not know where and how to access the resources you need the most?

Chautauqua Works knows that small businesses are a major contributor to job growth.  We can work with your company on a 1:1 basis to help you survive, maintain, and grow your business.  Our focus is to help you find, train, and retain the right employees that will make your business successful.  Put us to work for you by selecting one of the following services offered by Chautauqua Works.

Hiring & Recruitment


Current Training Grants

HR Consultation

Economic Development

Opportunities for Your Business

Listed below are some of our partners that specialize in helping Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs.  For a complete list of partners and their services, refer to our Contact Information Sheet.

SBDC - Small Business Development Center - Through direct one-on-one counseling with a professional advisor, the SBDC provides a range of management and technical assistance services.  A sampling of these services includes:  business plan development, accounting, marketing, small business start-ups, financial planning, training programs, loan information assistance, and market research.  For more information, contact Irene Dobies at (716) 665-5754 or irenedobies@mail.sunyjcc.edu.

CODI - Chautauqua Opportunties for Development, Inc. - CODI provides lending, consulting and training services to small businesses.  Through the lending program, CODI offers secured loans ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 that can be used for most business related purposes, including the purchase of equipment, inventory, and real estate, as well as working capital and refinancing.  For more information, contact Diane Hewitt at (716) 366-2334 or econdev@netsync.net.

SCORE - Councelors to America's Small Business

SBA - U.S. Small Business Administration - The SBA offers many services to small businesses including consultation and advice, educational programs, lending services, and statistical information.  For more information, contact 1-800-827-5722.