News & Press Releases- New York SBDC

News & Press Releases

27 October 2018

Big effort gives rebirth to business assistance org

The SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center at Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh, officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 26, 2018. The center operates as a partnership between SUNY Canton and Clinton Community College.

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21 October 2018

Madrid artisan shares her creativity by making decorative north country signs

Meg Bernier Keniston, looked to the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center to get her decorative wooden sign business, Nocomade Wood Signs, going: “They talked me through the paperwork, how you get a tax identification, how you keep your records,” she said. “They were great about getting me in and meeting me on my schedule. I wouldn’t be where I am now without them.”

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5 November 2017

‘Matchmaker’ planned in Canton to connect large and small businesses

The Small Business Development Center in Canton is hosting an event being dubbed the “Buy Local Matchmaker” as a way to connect small businesses to representatives of larger companies and organizations like hospitals, colleges and non-profit groups.

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8 June 2017

Program helps businesses best use social media

"A Small Business Development Center program to help entrepreneurs improve their online presence is producing results, but there are still a large number of north country business owners that need guidance on how to best use Facebook and other social media platforms to develop new customers, according to those involved with the initiative."

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9 October 2014

SUNY Canton to hold second annual business matchmaker

"SUNY Canton’s Small Business Development Center will hold its second annual St. Lawrence County matchmaker event Oct. 28 in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Woodcock Conference Suites. The event, which will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, helps spur economic growth by connecting local businesses with agencies interested in purchasing goods and services."

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12 December 2013

Small Business Saturday 2013 - Canton SBDC Success Stories

Profiles of several Canton SBDC client success stories celebrating 2013 Small Business Saturday.

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11 December 2013

SUNY Canton SBDC Event Provides Link Between Small Businesses and Purchasers



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11 December 2013

20 Under 40 - Brooke E. Rouse: SUNY Canton SBDC

A profile of Brooke E. Rouse, of the Canton SBDC, was honored as one of NNY Business magazine’s 20 Under 40.

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16 October 2013

SUNY Canton SBDC Seeks Agencies, Prime Contractors and Small Businesses for Matchmaking Event



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11 August 2012

Follow passions to find success

"Aspiring entrepreneurs often have difficulty zeroing in on one business venture. Those who are truly entrepreneurial see potential and have interest in a number of ventures but, short of cloning, it’s impossible to pursue them all."

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18 June 2012

Make competitors your biz partners

"In strategy development and business planning a business owner should always identify competitors, their strengths and weaknesses and unique selling points. This information helps a business determine how they are going to stand out and succeed. Just because other businesses exist who are selling the same or similar product/service does not mean that more business is not required in that area. It does mean that strategy and high performance are required. Identifying competitors helps a business to determine its own products and services as well as mission, vision and goals."

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27 April 2012

Lisbon business owner is among those to be honored by Clarkson’s Reh Center

Dale A. Rice, director of the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center, received the Entrepreneur’s Hero Award from the Clarkson University Reh Center for Entrepreneurship.

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17 April 2012

Do your homework before biz buy

"There are many benefits to buying a business. If the business has been operating for several years, you are aware of the risks associated with it, and so is your lending agency. Accounts are available outlining the sales and expenses of the business throughout its history. As the seller, you will be required to provide the last three years of tax information to the buyer and lender. For this reason, it’s a good idea to sell your business when it is still profitable; if you are not making a profit when you sell, your perceived “value” of the business’s goodwill is zero, and your selling price will be based on tangible assets."

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29 February 2012

SBDC Back in Business at SUNY Canton

"The SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center has resumed operations in their permanent offices in Wicks Hall at SUNY Canton."

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18 November 2011

SUNY Canton SBDC to Host Government Contracting Workshop

Brief article announcing an upcoming workshop for small businesses in the Canton area that are interested in government procurement. Hosted by the SBDC at SUNY Canton.

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24 July 2011

Tony's Canvas in Massena keeps customer service at top of business, developers say

Canton SBDC client Tony O’Geen, of Tony’s Canvas and Leather, was selected as Manufacturer of the Year by the New York State Small Business Development Center.

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23 June 2011

Carbino’s Jewelry and Diamond Center in Ogdensburg wins SBA Small Business Excellence Award

Nominated by the Canton SBDC, Carbino’s Jewelry and Diamond Center was honored with a Small Business Excellence Award from the SBA.

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19 May 2011

Tony's Canvas and Leather Wins Manufacturer of the Year from SBDC

Tony O'Geen, owner of Tony's Canvas and Leather in Massena, has been selected by the New York State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as Manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year after working with the SBDC office at SUNY Canton.

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3 March 2011

Annual women's business expo is 1-stop shopping

The Canton SBDC's fifth annual Women's Business Boot Camp and Resource Expo was a success, with approximately 40 entrepreneurs or aspiring business owners learning about what it takes to run a business.

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