News & Press Releases

21 November 2016

From Air Force Veteran to Small Business Owner


Kevin Yaw’s story of going from a U.S. Air Force Veteran to founding Kevin’s Plumbing and Heating included assistance from the Buffalo SBDC.

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16 November 2016

New York SBDC Receives National Accreditation from Association of Small Business Development Centers


State University of New York Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright today announced that the New York Small Business Development Center (NY SBDC) has earned full accreditation from the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC).

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11 October 2016

Lehman and the Bronx: A Common Purpose


José Luis Cruz, President of Lehman College, highlights the role of the college's SBDC to the local economic landscape.

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5 October 2016

New York Small Business Development Center Advisor Wins 2016 State Star Award


The New York Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is pleased to announce Christina Loggia, Business Advisor with the Farmingdale State College SBDC, has been awarded the 2016 State Star for New York.

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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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