News & Press Releases

16 August 2018

Forces unite to kickstart Maryhaven greeting card biz

With the assistance of the Stony Brook SBDC, the Maryhaven Center of Hope, a program that employs local people with disabilities, will transition from a sheltered workshop into a profitable greeting card business.

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3 April 2017

Top 5 reasons new businesses fail

Stony Brook SBDC Advisor Ritu Wackett provides insights into why many small businesses fail, and what entrepreneurs can do to make their start-ups successful. (Full text for subscribers only.)

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5 May 2015

New York SBDC Client Rebuilds After Hurricane Sandy & Wins National SBA Award

"Moriches Boat & Motor is a full service boat yard, marina, and new and used boat and motor dealer located in East Moriches, New York. It has operated under its current name for 51 years. During Super Storm Sandy the building and property received record flood damage with over three and one-half feet of water affecting the inside of the building which houses a retail parts showroom, general offices and motor repair shops."

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18 April 2013

Glen Cove Café Owner Receives Hispanic Business Owner of the Year Award

In ceremonies this week at the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Central Islip branch, Marlene Flores, Owner of Mar le Café in Glen Cove, received the 2012-2013 Hispanic Business Owner of the Year Award.

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13 December 2012

Q&A: Gloria Glowacki, New York SBDC

"Gloria Glowacki, regional associate director for the New York State Small Business Development Center at SBU, doesn’t just talk about lending." Full text available to subscribers only.

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19 January 2012

Ask The Experts: Growing Green Industry on LI

VIDEO - Gloria Glowacki, Associate Director of Stony Brook SBDC, joins in a panel discussion on growing green industry on Long Island.

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11 January 2012

SEPA Mujer firma acuerdo de asistencia técnica empresarial con SBDC de Stony Brook

SEPA Mujer Inc, an organization serving Latina women on Long Island, has signed an agreement to work with the Stony Brook SBDC.

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21 November 2011

Suffolk county program helps develop Hispanic business

"The Hispanic Initiative," a joint venture between the Stony Brook SBDC and Suffolk County, is designed to help Hispanic-owned businesses in the county gain confidence and succeed.

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17 November 2011

Free Services to Help Small Businesses Succeed: Stony Brook Small Business Development Center in Focus

"Tamani Wooley examines the work of the Stony Brook Small Business Development Center, which offers free business services to entrepreneurs across the island. The center's associate director Gloria Glowacki discusses the various resources provided to small businesses, including help with business plans, marketing and financial advice."

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1 October 2011

Help offered to Hispanic entrepreneurs

The Stony Brook SBDC's new program, The Hispanic Initiative, provides business support services in both English and Spanish to Long Island entrepreneurs.

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28 September 2011

Mentors prove valuable in a down economy

"When Marci Miller first called Gloria Glowacki, associate director of the Stony Brook Small Business Development Center, she said she was exasperated, frustrated and about to throw in the towel..."

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23 August 2011

Rumpelstiltskin Yarns Opens in Stony Brook

Prior to opening the second location of their yarn store, Rumpelstiltskin Yarns, Vincent and Angela D'Aguanno attended classes at the Stony Brook Small Business Development Center.

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28 March 2011

Are you ready to be an entrepreneur?

Gloria Glowacki, associate director of the Stony Brook SBDC suggests that potential entrepreneurs examine their emotional, financial and mental fitness before starting a business.

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25 March 2011

Stony Brook SBDC boosts Latino-owned biz

"Encouraging Latino-owned businesses to expand beyond their own communities won’t be easy, but that doesn’t mean Gloria Glowacki won’t try. Glowacki, operations director at Stony Brook’s Small Business Development Center, will unveil a new program called “Bridge to Hispania” in the coming weeks. The goal of the program is to encourage the approximately 16,250 Latino-owned firms in Suffolk County to do business beyond the borders of their own communities..."

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1 March 2011

New Resources for East End Small Businesses

A new Small Business Development Center office is now available to serve businesses on the eastern end of Long Island. The new Southampton site is operated by the Stony Brook SBDC and headed up by Dan O'Connell, former SBA Project Officer for the NYS SBDC.

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3 February 2011

Q&A: Jeff Saelens, small biz guru

Jeff Saelens, director of the Stony Brook Small Business Development Center, discusses the needs of high tech clients and long term goals of the SBDC. (Full text available to subscribers only.)

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