News & Press Releases

2 February 2015

With Help from BU and NYS, Minority and Women Run Businesses Get Fast-Tracked for Contracts

Haley Silverstein
Binghamton University Pipe Dream

Starting later this month, Binghamton University will be helping minority- and women-run business contractors navigate their competitive industry.


28 January 2015

Program Aims to Help Veterans Re-Enter the Business World

Lauren Halligan
The Saratogian

A new type of conference debuted this week at the Watervliet Arsenal, educating veterans on how to break into the business world. About 35 local veterans, young and old, attended the free, first-time program entitled The McNulty Business Conference for Veterans. Attendees participated in an accelerated program called Boots to Business: Reboot.


28 January 2015

Affirming Values of Living Wage

Emma Sapong
The Buffalo News

A story summarizing efforts in the Buffalo community to promote the importance of a living wage. Andrew Delmonte, the social enterprise coordinator with the Buffalo State SBDC, is quoted.


26 January 2015

Award Winning Business Plan

Autumn Adeigbo


The author of this blog post writes about her recent winning of the 4th Annual New York Public Library & CitiBank Foundation business plan competition. Ms. Adeigbo is a client of the Columbia-Harlem SBDC.


25 January 2015

SBDC Gives Life, or Lifeline, to Businesses

Catherine Portman-Laux
Westfair Communications

“Financial literacy would solve many problems,” says Arnaldo Sehwerert, who directs the Mid-Hudson office of the Small Business Development Center. The Kingston location is one of 24 in the state that has helped individuals aspiring to go into business or to expand their business operations. The center has satellite offices in Fishkill, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie, Loch Sheldrake, Stone Ridge, Margaretville and Monticello. Its state headquarters is in Albany.


9 January 2015

Velázquez Kicks Off New Congress with Small Business Bills


Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez

“From securing financing to designing a business plan, Small Business Development Centers provide critical guidance and assistance to growing small firms and prospective business owners,” Velázquez said. “With many New Yorkers turning to entrepreneurship as a new source of income, we need these initiatives performing at the highest level possible.”


7 January 2015

Michael R. McNulty Center for Veteran Entrepreneurial Activity Announces Boots To Business: Reboot


Arsenal Partnership

Peter Gannon, President of the Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership and Col. Lee Schiller, Commander of the Watervliet Arsenal announced today, the Michael R. McNulty Center for Veteran Entrepreneurial Activity will host Boots to Business: Reboot. This is a weeklong entrepreneurial training program, being offered at no cost, to veterans who want to start, expand or purchase a small business.


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