Welcome to the Ibero Business Center

Providing financing and business training for minority and women-owned enterprises since 1979.

How the Ibero Business Center can partner with you

When dreaming about starting your own business, do you:
  • Feel overwhelmed and not sure where to start?
  • Feel afraid of failure?
  • Been rejected by banks to finance your start-up?


At IBC we have helped start-up businesses across Western New York and the Finger Lakes Region: 
  • Create simple, strategic plans to guide the journey of your new business.
  • Mentor business owners in all stages to help their business succeed.
  • Provide alternative forms of financing to meet your start-up’s cost and take you to a new level.


The process is simple at IBC. Here’s what to do:

  • Contact your regional IBC representatives to set an online or in-person meeting.
  • Create a customized plan for your business needs.
  • Execute your tailored plan into completion.

As an Entrepreneurship Assistance Center (EAC), we assist potential and existing entrepreneurs in the creation and expansion of their business. We are offering a comprehensive, 60-hour hands-on business planning and training course for new and existing business owners. This course is specifically designed maximize the potential success of starting or expanding a business.  Entrepreneurs will receive one-on-one counseling assistance, in-class instruction with guest speakers that have expertise in their field and peer support group.  A major achievement in this training course is the successful completion of your business plan.    

Starting September 2021, our 10-week in-class business training course will be offered at both our locations in the Finger Lakes (Geneva, NY) and Western New York (Buffalo, NY).   

Participants in this program will learn the following business concepts:

  • Principles in Entrepreneurship

  • Management and Operations

  • Product Development, Marketing and E-Commerce

  • Fundamentals of Financial Management, Accounting and Cash flows

International Plaza

IBC is now a partner at the International Plaza in the City of Rochester!
IBC offers one on one business mentoring to make sure that any vendors at the International Plaza launches successfully in our second season starting in May 2022.

Set up time with an IBC consultant to learn more!

Ibero Business Center Locations and Contact Information

Niagara Falls

6951 Williams Rd

Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Ann Enger: ann.enger@iaal.org



817 E. Main Street

Rochester, NY 14605

Agustin Rodriguez: agustin.rodriguez@iaal.org



122 N Genesee St.

Geneva, NY 14456 

Tanya Hasseler: tanya.hasseler@iaal.org


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