News & Press Releases

10 April 2016

Sherwood Florist owner helped by Small Business Development Center

Niagara Gazette: Niagara SBDC Director Lynn Oswald assisted florist Amy Sileo with her business plan and connected her with a local lender who approved Amy for funding to complete renovations to her flower shop, Sherwood Florist in North Tonawanda.

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23 March 2016

MV Small Business Development announces workshop opportunities

Judy Wolf from the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development at SUNY Poly describes the services of the SBDC and announces some upcoming workshops that will help local business owners put themselves on the map (video).

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14 March 2016

Green Goddess founders honored

Nominated by the North Country SBDC, the founders of Green Goddess Natural Market have earned the New York State Small Business Person of the Year award.

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29 February 2016

Entrepreneurs explore "blue economy" opportunities

The Entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy certificate program at SUNY Buffalo State was designed to help entrepreneurs capitalize on water resources to create jobs and expand businesses. The six-week program began February 25, and officials expect to offer another series of seminars in late summer or early fall.

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24 February 2016

Gazing at a bright horizon

Mohawk Valley SBDC Director, Roxanne Mutchler, sees increasing optimism in the small business community of Utica, NY.

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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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4 February 2016

America's SBDC Network Clients Are Job Creators

"The 63 state and regional Small Business Development Center Networks provide free one-on-one consulting to small businesses through nearly 1,000 locations. In 2015 SBDC clients reported a 17.6% in job growth versus the national average of 1.8%. According to data provided by the SBA, every federal dollar spent on the SBDC network helped small businesses access $43.26 in new capital. The SBDC program is a public-private partnership in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration."

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