Entrepreneurial Assistance Program

The Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) provides resources and assistance to entrepreneurial ventures through various types of services. We support these entrepreneurial ventures in all stages, from start-ups to existing community businesses wishing to expand.

If You’d Like to Start or Grow Your Own Business, NYS and SUNY Broome’s Continuing Education Have a Special Program….Just For You!




  • Special Courses for You! We offer courses in everything from creating a business plan to innovator workshops. For a free catalog of upcoming courses call 778-5012 or click here to visit the Continuing Education page and view the most recent catalog.
  • Score - For the Life of Your BusinessConsultation service for small businesses -
    FREE confidential consultation service is offered for one-on-one business planning and analysis for all phases of small business. EAP has partnered with Greater Binghamton SCORE, Chapter 217, which is part of a nationwide network of experienced business mentors. SCORE, Chapter 217 provides a team of more than 35 local certified mentors and in addition to the EAP staff, instructor and guest speakers provide all needed mentoring for successful small business ventures. To schedule an appointment, contact us at 607-778-5071.
  • Client Advisory Group – the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program has a group of local business representatives that meet once a month to offer EAP clients with brainstorming the particular questions and concerns of their small business development.  
  • Mastermind Groups – Groups of six to eight individuals who meet regularly with an experienced facilitator to provide problem-solving and creativity among members in a safe, constructive environment where they can examine their business and activities, decisions, goals and problems.  Group members act in a collaborative, rather than competitive spirit.
  • Holiday Office Party for Entrepreneurs - Join other entrepreneurs for a fun-filled evening of food, music, and a gift exchange. Network! Network! Network!

Southern Tier Small Business Resources Guide

Online Resources

Southern Tier Small Business Networking Groups



EAP Announcements

SPACE is limited and TIME Is Running OUT for Early Bird Registration for EAP - Complete Your Application Today to ensure a spot in this fall's program! The deadline is August 22nd for EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION and only paying $149 for this valuable 12-week, 60-hour program! (Real cost of this program is $3,600 but is funded by Empire State Development). After August 22nd, the cost of the program is $199.00.  Save money and register EARLY!

Attention ALL Veterans!  You served us, now let us serve YOU!  This program is FREE to ALL Veterans! If you have ever dreamed of starting your own business, call us today and register.

EAP Director, Jan Hertzog,  Instructor- Cheryl Fabrizi and Staff Assistant -Darlene Kanuk are preparing for the fall program beginning September 11th. Call 778-5071 with any questions

On April 22, 2014, SUNY Broome's Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) hosted the 9th Annual Website Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Six small businesses and organizations were honored for developing or enhancing a website within the past year.

Veronica Carrasquillo
Piñataville of NY,

AJ Davis
Davis Outdoor Jobs

Diane Durgin
Life Fitness of the Southern Tier

Bonnie Hall
Quilters’ Haven

Michael and Chrissy Rex
Rex Design Concepts, Inc.,

Chrissy Rex

Frederick Simmons
Safeguard Business Systems


If you are a minority and or woman owned business, 2013 is the year to obtain your NY State Certification