What We Can Do For You And Your Small Business

The SBDC has many benefits that will help you build and maintain a strong & valuable business.

To request an appointment with one of our Certified Business Advisors, please click here.

Once you have completed and signed the Request for Counseling form, please return it to the SBDC via fax at 631-632-7176, email leslie.rurup@stonybrook.edu or mail to:
Request for Counseling
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-6016

Here are some of the services we provide…

  • Confidential & No Cost One-on-One Counseling at one of many locations in Suffolk County.
  • On-site assistance available—at your business location.
  • Monthly business solutions roundtable meetings with business owners.
  • Workshops throughout the year offered on key topics and areas of specific concern for business owners.  Workshops are presented by area experts in the field. A sampling of topics included have been Franchising, Search Engine Optimization, Operating a Home Based Business, Business Basics, Cash Flow Management, Marketing Strategy.
  • We have a staff of Librarians available to us through our Research Network that can assist with market information, industry trends, sample business plans, etc.
  • SBDC Business Advisors are NYS Certified, and continually receive training in best business practices & the latest technology.

Help available for as long as you need us

  • Assistance with Business Plan creation, with an emphasis on the Executive Summary & Financial Projections.
  • Cash Flow analysis.
  • Thorough understanding of SBA programs (i.e. 7A & 504 loans), and other financial and agency assistance programs, both public and private, available to small businesses.  Financing referrals for all needs including, equipment and building acquisition.
  • Start up procedures for new businesses or business planning for growth of existing businesses.
  • Market Research Data and marketing planning, including social media.
  • Patent and intellectual property assistance


If you have further questions about our services, please call us directly at 631-632-9837.




Upcoming Events 

Please click on the workshop you are interested in for more information.  For a full Google Calendar of Events, please visit www.stonybrook.edu/sbdc/events.

Selling to the Government

February 23, 2017
*Workshop Full - Please call

World-Class Branding for Small Business
March 9, 2017

Selling to the Government: An Overview
March 14, 2017

Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
March 29, 2017

What You Need to Know About Your Credit: The Facts and the Myths
April 6, 2017

Key Elements of Success: How to Make Sure Your Business is on the Right Track
April 20, 2017

Business Basics
April 27, 2017
*please contact 631-399-1511x 240 to register 

Women's Empowerment Circle
May 4, 2017
5:30pm-8:00 pm
*workshop is full

QuickBooks Basics
May 8, 15, 22  2017
9am -11am
Call to Register
*workshop full
*taking waiting list
  for fall workshop only

Business Basics
May 10, 2017
*Please contact 631-273-7883x132 to register

How To Write A Business Plan
May 17, 2017
*Please contact 631-273-7883x132 to register

Insurance For Small Business
June 7, 2017
*please contact 631-273-7883x132 to register

Navigating the World of Small Business Loans
June 14, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Financial Management For Small Business
June 21, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
*please contact 631-273-7883x132

Would You Do Business With You?
June 22, 2017

Selling to the Government
June 21, 2017
10:30 am-12:00 noon

QuickBooks Basics
July 10,17 and 31, 2017
** call 631-632-9837 to register
**limited seating 

Selling to the Government
August 16, 2017
10:00 am-12:30 pm
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