News & Press Releases

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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11 December 2015

Center will help when you want to start a business


"I don’t know how you’d say it but some of my concepts were based on kind of misguided information, I think, and [the Binghmaton SBDC] helped me work through that. They helped me understand the market a little better,” [Ben Giordano of Freshy Sites] said.

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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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3 December 2015

2015 Boots to Business Instructor of the Year lauded for helping Soldiers, Families


"This year, the SBA recognized five instructors from across the nation as “Boots to Business” Instructors of the Year, including Robin Stephenson, an advanced certified business adviser for the New York Small Business Development Center at Jefferson Community College, Watertown."

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25 November 2015

GUEST VIEW: It's important to remember small businesses, too


Mohawk Valley SBDC Director, Roxanne Mutchler, shares how and why to support local small businesses.

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23 November 2015

SBDC Advisor at JCC receives national award


Robin Stephenson, a business advisor at the Watertown SBDC at Jefferson Community College, was named the recipient of a 2015 Boots to Business Instructor of the Year Award by the SBA.

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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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