About Us

Buffalo Niagara Chapter 45, local to the eight counties of Western New York, has over 50 mentors available for face-to-face, email and telephone counseling. All counseling is free and confidential.

Watch our movie "What can SCORE do for you?" Interested in our backgrounds? Click here

In Erie County and Buffalo, face-to-face COUNSELING is available by appointment: Telephone (716) 551-4301. Locations include 130 S. Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, as well as various locations in the greater Buffalo area. Locations and times change periodically - call now!

Other Counties: also by appointment -

  • For Allegany, telephone Belmont (585-268-7605) or Wellsville (585-593-5080) or Houghton (585-567-9200)
  • For Cattaraugus (Olean, 716-372-6607)
  • For Genesee (Batavia, 585-343-9550)
  • For Orleans (Albion, 585-589-5335)

We also present low-cost workshops covering business and pre-business topics such as Marketing, Finance, Business Plans, Taxes, Insurance and Legal structures. For Speaker's Bureau requests, telephone (716) 551-4301.

With the SBA, we co-sponsor Straight Talk each January and EXPO/Matchmaker each May. For general SBA Buffalo District information - Click here

National SCORE - also available to you - includes 13,000+ volunteers who have the knowledge and experience to help every small business owner be successful. Our dedicated volunteers represent over 3,000 years of experience across 62 industries.National SCORE also provides on-line workshops and events to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses. SCORE provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing their path to small business success. Free, confidential and available 24/7 at www.score.org

We look forward to working with you!