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Saturday, January 7, 2012

CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICE RECEIVES $2,000 GRANT FROM LAKESHORE SAVINGS BANK TO EXPAND SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING PROGRAM

Last Fall, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo Inc. (CCCS Buffalo) launched a Small Business Counseling Program to provide individualized counseling and group seminars to budding entrepreneurs.

Often, small businesses have the same issues as families – pressing financial demands, limited funds, and ineffective planning or budgeting. Frequently, the Small Business Owner does not know where to turn.

CCCS Buffalo’s Small Business Program provides business owners with the proper tools and support with ongoing assistance with business growth and development.

The Small Business Program is off to a successful start and entering 2012 with an added boost. Lakeshore Savings Bank has come in with a $2,000 grant to help with the program. Lakeshore is a strong supporter of the communities they serve, as well as a strong supporter of small businesses.

“We appreciate the support from Lakeshore Savings Bank,” said Paul Atkinson, President & CEO for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo (CCCS Buffalo). “Like us, they understand that growing the number of businesses benefits the regional economy and improves the economic health of the area.”

Other partners involved in the Small Business Counseling are: the IRS, the SBDC Niagara, the SBDC Buffalo, Loretta Kaminsky, the SBA and the Canisius College Women’s Business Center.

Specifically, the CCCS Buffalo Small Business Program helps with the following:
• Credit report review and credit scores
• Assistance with disputing discrepancies on credit reports
• Creation of a realistic budget
• Cash Flow issues

For information about the Small Business Program, contact Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo, Inc., at 712-2060 or visit our website, www.cccsbuffalo.org

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