Wyoming County Business Center
Established in 2006 as a private, not-for-profit local development corporation by the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors, we provide opportunities for business growth by promoting and assisting economic development projects that result in capital investments and job creation and retention in Wyoming County, NY. We are proud to offer several outstanding programs to help you start and grow your business including the Wyoming County Business Startup program; the Wyoming County Business Accelerator Academy; the Wyoming County Business Mentorship program; reStart Wyoming Loan Program; and the WCBC Micro-Loan program.
We are co-located and work with our development partners the Wyoming County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), Wyoming County Planning & Development, Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, Small Business Development Center, and the Wyoming County Business Education Council.
Wyoming County's Business Startup Program
For over ten years, our nationally recognized program has educated entrepreneurs and helped businesses succeed by providing the necessary skills to overcome the challenges of starting or expanding an existing small business. The Wyoming County Business Startup program, built on the Kauffman Foundation's FastTrac platform, offers you a hands-on, real-world educational experience that will help you start or grow your business and gain access to a network of resources. Our experienced certified facilitators set you up for success by guiding, educating and helping you assess your business concept, develop a business plan and launching your business. For more information contact Jennifer Tyczka at 585-786-3764 or email.
Learn more about Wyoming County's Business Startup Program
Wyoming County's Business Accelerator Academy
Advance your business to the next level with our new 4-week interactive program to better equip business owners with the tools, resources, and knowledge to advance your business to greater financial success and long-term sustainability. This program is targeted for existing business owners who are looking to overcome barriers to growth and develop strategies to move their business to the next level. Registration is now open for the Spring 2022 class. For more information about the Wyoming County Business Accelerator Academy please contact Jennifer Tyczka at 585-786-3764 or email.
Wyoming County's Business Mentorship Program
Are you ready for what's next? What does the future hold for your business? The Wyoming County Business Mentorship Program is designed to connect experienced Business Mentors with Small Business owners with up to 8 hours of no-cost, one-on-one consultation. This program is made possible through CSBG CARES ACT funding administered by Community Action for Wyoming County. For more information about the Wyoming County Business Mentorship Program please contact Jennifer Tyczka at 585-786-3764 or email.
Learn more about the Wyoming County Business Mentorship Program (PDF)
Re-Start Wyoming Loan Program
Recognizing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic impact on our small business community, the Wyoming County Business Center Board of Directors established the Re-Start Wyoming Loan Program. The purpose of the loan program is to provide assistance to small businesses in Wyoming County, New York that have been impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis and to help “re-start” their businesses as governmental orders restricting business operations in Wyoming County are eased or lifted.
Funds from this program may be used to provide eligible borrowers with funding to modify current business operations to adapt to governmental orders imposing restrictions on business operations; provide funding to assist in the re-opening of their businesses within 30 days once governmental orders have been lifted; and provide funds for payroll support, rent assistance, payment of utilities, replenishment of inventory, employee health care and accounts payable.
Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2022 and reviewed in the order received. They will continue to be processed until December 31, 2022 or until the funds are depleted. For more information about the Re-Start Wyoming Loan Program and to see if you qualify please call Jim Pierce at 585-786-3764 or email.
Find more Re-Start Wyoming Resources at the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce
Wyoming County Business Center's Micro-Loan Program
If you need help starting or growing your business in Wyoming County, our Micro-Loan Program could be just what you need! We offer a low interest fixed-rate micro-loan program for qualified startup and existing businesses. Micro-loans range from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $50,000.
The current interest rate is 2% and the terms are five to seven years. Funds may be used for working capital, furniture, fixtures, equipment, inventory, materials and supplies. Refinancing of existing debt is not eligible. This program is designed to serve as gap financing or if a borrower has been declined by a bank. The focus of the program is to support underserved markets, including low-income borrowers or those with little to no credit history. For more information about the Micro-Loan Program and to see if you qualify please call Jim Pierce at 585-786-3764 or email.