News & Press Releases

23 September 2016

Success is Just the Right Topping for Dairy Queen Franchisees


With the help of Watertown SBDC advisor, Robin Stephenson, Sonja and Damon Draught are “living the dream” and own two Dairy Queen franchises.

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2 August 2016

Making Augmented Reality Work for Your Business - Capitalizing on the Pokémon GO Craze


From the Rockland SBDC, a video discussion of how small business owners can market to Pokémon GO players, use lures to bring players to their business locations and pros and cons of engaging with the game.

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3 July 2016

Heidelberg earns Entrepreneur of the Year award


Heidelberg Bread, client of the Mohawk Valley SBDC at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, was named NYS SBDC Manufacturer of the Year. The company makes bread and baked goods whose ingredients are free of preservatives and sourced from local farms. Owner Boyd Bissell consulted the SBDC for assistance with financing to build a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. The building expansion project of $5.7 million enables the firm to dramatically increase capacity and expand their market.

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1 July 2016

Top SBDC honors for three LI entrepreneurs


Three Long Island small-business owners were among nine statewide earning NY SBDC Entrepreneur of the Year honors this week.

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28 June 2016

New York SBDC Honors Entrepreneurs of the Year


he New York Small Business Development Center (SBDC) announced its statewide Entrepreneur of the Year award winners from over 20,000 clients during the past year.

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24 June 2016

Sabrina Samuel wins business award


From Caribbean Life (www.caribbeanlifenews.com): Sabrina Samuel, owner of Sabrina's Play Studio, was honored as the NY SBDC Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in May of 2016.

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22 June 2016

A Unique Wine Store in a Changing Greenpoint


When Robert Dec wanted to open a wine shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, he met with the Pace Small Business Development Center’s advisor Rawle Brown. Brown guided him in writing a business plan, which helped him qualify for an SBA-guaranteed business loan in the amount of $50,000.

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