Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship

Baruch Small Business Development Center

Get free one-on-one business mentorship


Baruch College
hosts the Midtown Manhattan branch of the New York State Small Business Development Center, one of 24 campus-based regional centers. Meet with a full-time business advisor who can assist you with writing a business plan, identifying sources of funding and more.

Frequently asked QuestionsMake an appointment

Consider meeting with a business advisor for help with the following:

Meet with an advisor

Get expert advice from one of our full-time SBDC advisors and faculty mentors from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. They undergo rigorous professional certification to support startups and established businesses. We provide high-quality, cutting-edge small business tools to help you achieve your vision.

Full-time SBDC advisors
Faculty mentors
Elisa Balabram

Business plans

Kapil Bawa

Marketing and consumer behavior

Glenn Emanuel

Sales and negotiation

Donna Gitter

Consumer litigation

Mary Ann Holley

General business

Emre Veral

Operations management

Workshops and seminars

The SBDC offers business workshops every week led by Baruch’s Top Business School Faculty.

About the SBA

Our lead sponsor is the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in Washington, D.C., an independent government agency that has been helping entrepreneurs fund, launch, and grow their businesses for over 50 years. Through a nationwide network of field offices and partnerships with organizations like ours, the SBA helps strengthen America’s economy one small business at a time.