News & Press Releases- New York SBDC

News & Press Releases

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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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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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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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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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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20 April 2013

Advance preparation key when starting your own business

"David Mallen, director of the Small Business Development Center at SUNYIT, said while there is a certain degree of risk that goes into starting a business, its fate lies in the details..."

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23 February 2013

Crowdfunding sites offer a different way to raise money

"'You can equate crowdfunding to throwing a Hail Mary pass,' said David Griffith, a business adviser with the Small Business Development Center at SUNYIT. 'The chances of success are probably slim, but if you’ve got the right conditions, you might make it.'”

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17 October 2012

Burrito Jonz owner seeks loan to open restaurant in Herkimer

"...David Griffith, of the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center, attended Monday night’s meeting of the Herkimer village board with John Winter, who, along with his wife Amy, owns Burrito Jonz in Utica, to ask what is needed to move the process forward."

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13 July 2012

CNY Vets Expo promotes options for veterans

"MARCY — While being honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) with a Small Business Excellence Award was gratifying, the real benefit for the CNY Vet Expo is the additional exposure the award has given the annual event held in the Mohawk Valley." (Full text for subscribers only.)

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3 April 2012

Female business owners standing strong despite challenges

"Women start businesses twice as much as men and stay in business longer, said Sharon St. John, a retired senior business adviser for the Small Business Development Center at SUNYIT. 'Women really are coming into their own,' she said. “We have come a long way.'"

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30 March 2012

Putting stock in small business a wise investment

A workshop with state officials on starting a small business in Utica on April 3 and the on-going free services of the Mohawk Valley SBDC offer valuable tools for entrepreneurs.

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10 August 2011

Family-owned businesses: 'It's in your blood'

David Mallen, director of the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center at SUNYIT, comments on the advantages of continuity in family-owned businesses.

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1 December 2010

Success Story: Sturges Manufacturing Turns 101

“...We contacted the SBDC to learn what we needed to do to obtain government contracts and how to expand our presence,' said Tyler Griffith, vice president. 'We continue to turn to the SBDC when we run into a roadblock.”

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25 August 2010

Hurricane Katrina: 5 Years Later

David Mallen and Sam Russo of the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center recall their trip to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

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