News & Press Releases- New York SBDC

News & Press Releases

7 December 2022

New York SBDC and Freelancers Union team to bring business owners and freelancers under one roof this Thursday in Brooklyn, NY

The Brooklyn SBDC, part of the New York SBDC network, has partnered with the Freelancers Union to host Milestone Connections—a professional networking event for business owners and freelancers. This first joint event between the two organizations will kick off this Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Freelancers Hub in Brooklyn, NY. Milestone Connections will bring business owners and freelancers under one roof for professional networking and recruitment. Business Owners will have the opportunity to meet with and recruit from a diverse group of talent, and Freelancers will be able to connect with business leads.

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14 March 2019

SBDC Success Stories - Meet Chelsea Brownridge

(VIDEO) - Conversation with America's SBDC Success Story, Chelsea Brownridge, New York SBDC Client and Co-Founder of DogSpot

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24 February 2016

The NYC Small Business Climate: Weathering Every Challenge

"Yet despite its challenges, New York City offers self-starting entrepreneurs an inviting market for moving forward on a business plan. NYC has become a destination for small business owners, especially as the only metropolitan area in the state to add private sector jobs over the past decade."

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9 December 2015

Brooklyn Public Library’s 12th Annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Awards More Than $30,000 to Borough Entrepreneurs

Brooklyn SBDC client, Shelly Marshall, "claimed a $15,000 prize for Island Pops, a frozen dessert company that will sell hand-crafted ice cream, ice pops and shaved ice in flavors rooted in Caribbean culture."

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12 November 2015

Brooklyn SBDC Director Attends NYC Veterans Day Breakfast

Brooklyn SBDC and Veterans Business Outreach Center Director, Rob Piechota, attended the 2015 NYC Veterans Day Breakfast.

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4 June 2015

¿Quieres convertirte en una exitosa empresaria?

¿Cómo conseguir un préstamo de negocios? Es la pregunta que muchos se hacen a la hora de abrir una pequeña empresa o si necesitan capital para ampliar su negocio. La Organización de Latinos Empresarios, OLE, es una unidad del Centro de Desarrollo Empresarial del estado de Nueva York y te dice cómo hacerlo, de manera gratuita y en español.

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5 August 2013

Business development center expands to help Sandy victims

"Working on the theory that it’s important to help people right in their own backyard, the Brooklyn Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at City Tech has opened four new offices in neighborhoods that are still trying to recover the devastation brought by Superstorm Sandy last October."

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5 November 2012

Sandy's small business victims: We don't want loans!

"More than 100 business owners jammed into a standing-room-only meeting Thursday afternoon in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn to hear New York City officials describe the relief assistance available to entrepreneurs who saw their restaurants, stores, warehouses and other businesses devastated this week by Sandy's flooding... "

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16 April 2012

Bootstrapping It: Growing number of ‘vetrepreneur’ programs help soldiers create start-ups

Robert Piechota, Veterans Business Advisor, discusses how the skills veterans learn while in the military are particularly useful when starting a business.

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22 June 2011

Brooklyn tops boroughs in immigrant entrepreneurs

"...Catalina Castano, director of the New York state Small Business Development Center at the City University of New York's City Tech campus, said that small businesses have always been 'an important piece of the economic development of our country.' And immigrants, Ms. Castano noted, may best exemplify the commitment and dedication necessary to run a successful enterprise. "

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19 April 2011

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Challenge the Barriers

Catalina Castano, director of the Brooklyn SBDC, discusses the challenges faced by immigrant entrepreneurs in accessing capital.

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23 December 2010

NYS Small Business Development Center Program is Finalist for National Economic Development Award

The New York State Small Business Development Center's (SBDC) Olé Program at the New York City College of Technology was named a finalist by the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) for its Awards of Excellence in the category of Community Development.

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20 September 2010

Why can't these companies get a bank loan?

When Anu Prestonia needed a business loan to support her hair salon she turned to JM De Jesus at the Brooklyn SBDC. After a year of searching, they were able to secure a loan.

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1 September 2010

Breaking into the Corporate Supply Chain

Catalina Castano, director of the Brooklyn SBDC, Ira Davidson, director of the Pace SBDC, and Lucille Wesnofske, director of the Farmindgale SBDC are all quoted in this report which "explores the opportunities and challenges for small businesses to increase their participation in corporate supply chains".

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28 June 2010

How to Open a Business in Brooklyn

Catalina Castano, director of the Brooklyn Small Business Development Center offers insight into successful marketing strategies used by small businesses in Brooklyn.

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