Susan Buchanan with DeAdra Reid, owner of Heels & Hobos on Market Street in Corning

Small Business Development Center

Starting and growing a business is one of the biggest—and most rewarding—challenges for an entrepreneur. But you don't have to do it alone: Corning Community College's Small Business Development Center will connect you with experienced advisers who can help your business to grow and thrive.

The Small Business Development Center offers free, practical business counseling to entrepreneurs in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties for any stage of your business's development. Our counseling is directed to your specific business needs and provided by experienced business advisers through confidential in-depth counseling and training, with services geared towards start-up, existing, and home-based businesses.

Free counseling is available in several areas, including the following:

  • Business plans
  • Loan requirements
  • Start-up steps
  • Cash flow projections
  • Record keeping
  • Marketing
  • Hiring requirements
  • Government procurement
  • Women/minority-owned business certification.

In addition, the Research Network can provide demographics, industry trends, statistical data, trade associations and suppliers.

Our small business consulting services are available by appointment, e-mail or phone. In addition to the Corning office at 8 Denison Parkway East, our counseling is available at Steuben County IDA in Bath, CCC's Academic and Workforce Development Center in Elmira, and SCOPED in Watkins Glen.

Contact the Small Business Center today.

Corning Community College Small Business Development Center
8 Denison Parkway East
Corning, NY 14830-2607

Phone: 607-937-6861 or 800-358-7171 ext. 6861
Fax: 607-937-6845

Hours of Operation:

Monday -Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

SBDC Success Story


Success Story
Susan Buchanan with DeAdra Reid, owner of Heels and Hobos on Market Street in Corning
Susan Buchanan with DeAdra Reid, owner of Heels and Hobos on Market Street in Corning

DeAdra Reid is the proud owner of Heels & Hobos located on Market Street in downtown Corning.  After working 8 years as a pharmaceutical rep, Dee Reid decided it was time to fulfill her dream of owning her own business.  Dee was put into contact with Susan Buchanan from the SBDC where they worked side by side in developing a business plan in order for Dee to obtain financing.

"Without Susan and the SBDC I would not have been able to fulfill my dream. Susan helped me navigate through the process of developing a business plan and projections that helped me secure the necessary funding to open Heels & Hobos."