About

 SBDC Staff 

We service our 12 county region that includes: Broome, Cortland, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, Yates, Allegany and Tompkins counties. Our offices have the capability to provide virtual consultations, face-to-face meetings, and phone conferences. Due to COVID-19, we are not offering face-to-face meetings or consultations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Request Assistance

If you are requesting our assistance for the first time, please complete the online request form at https://www.nysbdc.org/selector/ReqForCons/formo.aspx to sign up. After completing and submitting the form, you will be assigned to an advisor within 2 business days. If you would like to work with a specific advisor, please state on the sign-up which advisor you would like to work with. 

If you are an existing client, you can schedule an appointment with your advisor by clicking the "Schedule an appointment" link at the bottom of your advisor's section.


Rochelle Layman, Regional Director

Center Location: Binghamton, NY (Broome County)

Rochelle LaymanRochelle has been assisting New York state small businesses since 2008, first as an advisor for the SBDC until 2012, and in that same year she became our local Regional Director.

She began her career as a computer application developer and corporate trainer working with large corporations including Aetna Mutual Funds and Farm Credit Banks.

In addition to her 10 years of corporate experience, Rochelle was the owner and operator of two successful restaurants in Southwestern New York for 13 years. Her financial-corporate experience, small business success and small business advisement skills aid her in assisting small business owners in dealing with their financial and operational concerns.

Rochelle's Expertise Includes:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Cash Flow Analysis

Schedule an appointment with Rochelle. Rochelle provides in-person assistance at our Binghamton office or virtual consultations throughout the region. 


Michelle Catan, Advanced Certified Business Advisor

Center Location: Oneonta, NY (Otsego County)

Michelle CatanMichelle started May 2011, bringing 17 years of banking experience and small business retail ownership for over 10 years. She brings her expertise in small business commercial lending, business planning, SBA lending and documentation, and financial analysis. Michelle is a presenter and trainer for all of our SBDC Oneonta area Small Business and Start-up courses.

Michelle's Expertise Includes:

  • Lending
  • Quickbooks
  • Community Engagement
  • Business Plan Development
  • Cash Flow/Financial Projections
  • Business Valuation
  • Training
  • MWBE and SDVOB Certification Process
  • Retail

Schedule an appointment with Michelle. Michelle provides in-person assistance in Otsego, Delaware and Chenango counties as well as virtual consultations throughout the region.

Check out Michelle's Client Success Stories!


Scott Bloor, Assistant Director

Center Location: Painted Post, NY (Steuben County)

Scott BloorScott has been with the Small Business Development Center for over 20 years. He grew up assisting in his father's successful heating and plumbing business. Scott is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and received his MBA from Syracuse University. Scott has worked for small privately-owned media groups and has had his own automotive business for over 25 years and a former adjunct professor of business at Corning Community College.

Scott's Expertise Includes:

  • Succession Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Business Law 

Schedule an appointment with Scott. Scott provides in-person assistance at our office in Painted Post as well as virtual consultations throughout the region.

Check out Scott's Client Success Stories!


Susan Buchanan, Business Advisor

Center Location: Painted Post, NY (Steuben County)

Susan BuchanananSusan began working at the Corning SBDC in 1993, as the Office Manager. As Susan became more involved with the everyday task of answering clients and potential client's questions, she decided to work towards her Bachelor's Degree. She earned her BA through Empire State College as a part-time student in 2009. Shortly thereafter a Business Advisor position became available and Susan was offered the position.

Susan loves working with small business owners. It brings her a sense of pride to see the so-called "underdogs" become successful business owners.

In December of 2016, Susan formed Pawz & Purrz Animal Rescue, a nonprofit organization. Susan holds the title of Chair and oversees the rescue, participates in fundraisers, adoption events and teams up with area schools to educate children on proper care of animals.

Susan's Expertise Includes:

  • Business Plan Development
  • Web Design
  • M/WBE Certification

Schedule an appointment with Susan. Susan provides in-person assistance at our  office in Painted Post as well as virtual consultations throughout the region.

Check out Susan's Client Success Stories!

  


Liam McMahon, Certified Business Advisor

Center Location: Binghamton, NY (Broome County)

Liam McMahon

Liam joined the SBDC April in of 2018. He has experience working and owning a business in the construction and real estate development fields for a combined 14 years. He has also spent time in academics, where he developed skills in grant writing. In the fall of 2019, Liam was hired as the region's technology advisor and frequents technology related events and seminars; outreaching to tech company start-ups and existing businesses.

 Liam's Expertise Includes:

  • SBIR/STTR assistance
  • Team formation
  • Lean Startup
  • Business Model Testing
  • Government Procurement
  • Construction and Real Estate Development
  • Project Management
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

 Schedule an appointment with Liam. Liam provides in-person assistance at our Binghamton office as well as virtual consultations throughout the region.


Anna Hancock, Business Advisor

Anna Hancock HeadshotAnna Hancock joined the Small Business Development Center at Binghamton University in April 2020.  She moved to the Southern Tier in 2007 and received her Bachelor's degree in Marketing & Business Management from SUNY Fredonia. During her time at SUNY Fredonia, she volunteered weekly at the local humane society and interned at the Fredonia Technology Incubator. 

Anna typically provides a broad range of services to her clients, including assistance with digital marketing and website development. For the Binghamton SBDC Center, she provides website updates, event planning, and communication.

Anna's Expertise Includes:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Planning
  • Technology

Schedule an appointment with Anna. Anna provides virtual consultations throughout the region. 

Contact

Telephone: 607-777-4024
Fax: 607-777-4029

E-mail: sbdc@binghamton.edu


Binghamton Location:
Koffman Southern Tier Incubator
120 Hawley Street - Suite 294
Binghamton, NY 13901
(Permitted parking: license plate number required to park in lot)

Mailing Address:
Small Business Development Center at Binghamton University
P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902

**Our Elmira and Corning offices have been relocated to the IncubatorWorks in Painted Post, NY.**

To reach any of our advisors or county satellite offices listed below, call the Binghamton, NY main line at
607-777-4024 and you will be redirected.

County Satellite Offices:

Allegany

Chemung

Chenango

Cortland

Delaware

Schuyler

Tioga

Yates