News & Press Releases- New York SBDC

News & Press Releases

8 January 2019

Courtney Curatolo named new director of JCC's Small Business Development Center

"Western New York native Courtney Curatolo has been tabbed to lead the Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College. Curatolo replaces the retired Irene Dobies."

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30 November 2018

SBA, SBDC Complete Mission for Scott Seiberg’s Road to Franchise Ownership

When Air Force veteran Scott Seiberg wanted to open a JDog Junk Removal and Hauling franchise, he turned to the Jamestown SBDC: “I had the work ethic and dedication, but I didn’t have the knowledge of how to start my own business.” Seiberg met with SBDC advisor Dan Hickman who reviewed franchise costs, developed projections and formulated a business plan that would assist him in applying for loan. Now, one-year in business, Seiberg received his loan, purchased a vehicle, a trailer and has three employees.

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18 May 2014

Social Media Star

The NY SBDC presented the Social Media Entrepreneur of the Year award to Tammy Snyder, president of International Ordnance Technologies in Jamestown (Full text available to subscribers only.)

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16 February 2014

What Brain Drain? A Regional Business Success Story

With the the help of Curt Anderson, e-commerce and Internet marketing consultant at the Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College, WE Electric Motors grew its sales 19% by entering the e-commerce market.

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13 February 2014

Business Basics Workshop Held At JCC

"According to [Beth] Reed, four components make up any good business plan: feasibility, potential of business, financial expectations and financial projections. By keeping these components in mind, businesses can keep on the golden brick road and a solid business plan gives investors and creditors reason to consider providing money to the business."

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17 January 2014

Seeking Direction: Cornell Cooperative Hosts Affordable Health Care Act Forum For Farmers

Curt Anderson and Nick Ferrara, business advisers at the SBDC at Jamestown Community College, discuss the New York State of Health Marketplace and Affordable Care Act options for farm businesses and families.

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19 September 2013

SBDC Breaks Down Impact Of Affordable Care Act On Small Businesses

"Area small business owners came away from Jamestown Community College with a better understanding of the ways in which the Affordable Care Act will impact them."

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6 March 2013

Lending a Hand: JCC SBDC Consultants Help Sandy Victims

"Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College don't just help store owners, but also victims of tragedy. Curt Anderson and Nick Ferrara, SBDC consultants, each spent two weeks in Rockaway Beach to help victims of Superstorm Sandy apply for business loans and grants."

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24 February 2013

Nalbone Opens Southern Tier Appliance

Tom Nalbone, owner of Southern Tier Appliance, thanks Nick Ferrara from the Jamestown SBDC for his assistance in opening the business.

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19 June 2012

Speed Lending Coming to Jamestown



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6 October 2011

Make The World's Largest Buyer Your Customer

"The SBDC and the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) are hosting a full day of programs aimed at assisting local small businesses sell their products and services to the government. Roxanne Mutchler, SBDC's Government Contracting Coordinator from Utica, will be the guest speaker. This series will feature three programs discussing Government Opportunities and the steps needed to take advantage of these opportunities."

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20 July 2011

Show Boat To Paradise, Saling The Summer Wind

Jamestown-area entrepreneur Marilyn Brainard owns a yacht cruise line, touring Chautauqua Lake. She recommends aspiring business owners visit the Jamestown SBDC.

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11 July 2011

Good Business: Built on Service and Good People

Martha Peterson, President of Southern Tier Supply in Jamestown, NY credits the Jamestown Small Business Development Center, and business advisor Beth Reed, for acting as "a 'phenomenal' resource for learning how to set up and grow a new enterprise."

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3 April 2011

SBDC Can Help Small Restaurants

"If you have a 'Recipe For Success' the Small Business Development Center may be able to help you. That is the title of the business planning guide the center has available for those looking to start a food product retail company or for someone already in the business. Irene Dobies, Small Business Development Center director, said the guide is designed for both new and established business owners."

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27 December 2010

JCC To Offer Course For Entrepreneurs In Spring

"A pathway to small business ownership and success now passes through Jamestown Community College. Both the New York State Education Department and the State University of New York have granted approval for JCC to offer a new 30-credit hour certificate in entrepreneurship."

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12 October 2010

SBDC Helps Minorities, Women Receive Money

"Business owners need to know how to get their hands on the billions being spent by the government on goods and services each year. That is why the Small Business Development Center assisted minorities and women business owners with a class on the certification process to enhance their chances Thursday."

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2 October 2010

Small Business Development Center at JCC has moved across campus

"Calling all entrepreneurs, business owners, bankers, agencies, and residents; The New York State Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College moved across campus and is now occupying space alongside the Continuing Education Department in the Carnahan building."

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