Photo courtesy: Buffalo Rising

small business development

WEDI’s Small Business Development program offers assistance to both existing and potential small business owners in the area. We provide a comprehensive model for generating wealth for motivated individuals through the creation or expansion of a small business.

 

Our program is unique in its ability to provide a broad range of services, utilizing existing community resources when available. This unique process molds programming to each participant. Based on individual need, our services can include:

  • Micro-financing

  • Microenterprise incubation

  • Financial literacy training

  • Specialized retail training

  • Business mentoring

  • Business technical assistance

Some of WEDI's business technical assistance topics include the following: forming a business plan, accessing financing/capital, managing a business, human resources/managing employees, customer relations, bookkeeping/business accounting, tax planning, marketing & sales, government/legal/regulatory navigation, government contracting, franchising, buying or selling a business, technology, eCommerce, and more! WEDI is able to support businesses within nearly every industry, please Contact Us for specific inquiries regarding our ability to serve you and your business.

Through partnerships with local organizations and program mentors, who work with clients individually, WEDI is able to provide a wide array of services and resources. Some of WEDI's partner organizations include:

We also host workshops with interpreters and address cultural differences in business practices to reduce accessibility barriers. If you are interested in learning more about business or want help starting or expanding your business, please apply below.

apply-04.png

BUSINESS IN ACTION  

WEDI has played a powerful role in helping start or expands small businesses in Buffalo. Check out our Economic Development page for the overall program impact. We look forward to providing a list of some of the businesses that we've supported soon!

The West Side Bazaar is WEDI's small business incubator and an ongoing WEDI project. Businesses currently in the West Side Bazaar include:

  • Nine & Night Thai Cuisine

  • Abyssinia Ethiopian Cuisine

  • M Asian Halal Foods

  • Gysma's African Style

  • Thang Family Japanese Cuisine

  • Julienne's Boutique

  • Becky's Bakery

  • Rangoon Insurance and Tax

  • Kiosko Latino

  • Gourmet Lao Food

  • Rakhapura Mutee and Sushi

  • Moon Lady Arts & Crafts

  • 007 Chinese Food & Dim Sum

  • Gadget Bazaar

  • Macrame by Nadeen

  • Wawa Asian Snacks

ABOUT US 

WEDI's offices are located at 436 Grant Street, Buffalo, NY 14213. To contact us, click here. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please feel free to contact us to make an appointment outside of these hours. You can call our offices at (716) 393-4088 or email us at info@wedibuffalo.org.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

CONTACT 

436 GRANT STREET

BUFFALO, NY 14213

716.393.4088

INFO@WEDIBUFFALO.ORG

© 2020 by Akshay Sharma.
Proudly created at NormelTech.com