News & Press Releases

11 October 2018

New Employee Ownership Mandate for Small Business Development Centers

The newly passed Main Street Employee Ownership Act (MSEOA) directs the nation's Small Business Development Centers to educate small business owners about employee ownership and to assist them in converting their businesses. Andrew Delmonte, a business advisor and the social enterprise coordinator for the Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State College, discusses how the NYSBDC provides guidance on employee ownership.

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4 October 2018

Taking care of business: Millennial entrepreneurs on Long Island

Farmingdale SBDC Business Adviser Stacé Hansen comments on how millenials are starting businesses today: "Potential millennial business owners are more inclined to focus on the service industry and niche markets . . . 'because they’re lower in cost to start.'”

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18 September 2018

SBA awards NY SBDCs FAST grant to support small business “innovation,” R&D commercialization

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded a FAST grant to the New York State Small Business Development Center (NYS SBDC) network. As a FAST partner, the New York State SBDCs will provide financial and technical assistance to small, “next-generation” technology businesses so that they can compete for federally funded small-business innovation research and small-business technology transfer (SBIR/STTR) awards.

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17 September 2018

Launching a new business: First key steps

Andrew Flamm, director of the Pace University Small Business Development Center, discusses business planning for start-ups, and the need to examine the target market.

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16 August 2018

LI entrepreneurs feeling environmental pull on plastic straws

Erica Chase-Gregory, director of the NYSBDC at Farmingdale State College, discusses how keeping ahead of environmental policies can be a marketing tool for small businesses: "If you adopt a measure or policy at your establishment that is good for the environment and marine life, you need to immediately market that. More than ever, it's important for businesses owners to be socially aware and make decisions accordingly to both retain and attract customers."

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16 August 2018

Forces unite to kickstart Maryhaven greeting card biz

With the assistance of the Stony Brook SBDC, the Maryhaven Center of Hope, a program that employs local people with disabilities, will transition from a sheltered workshop into a profitable greeting card business.

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16 May 2018

SBA Celebrates New SBDC Outreach Center in Painted Post

The U. S. Small Business Administration Syracuse District Office announced today the grand opening of the Corning/Painted Post Outreach Center, recently relocated to IncubatorWorks at 109 Canada Road in Painted Post, NY. The new outreach center is the result of the expansion of the Binghamton University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located in Binghamton, NY.

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