News & Press Releases- New York SBDC

News & Press Releases

22 February 2019

Buffalo’s youngest entrepreneurs: Age is no obstacle for these five startups

Every year, the Buffalo SBDC runs a KidBiz program for children in third through sixth grades. Three times each summer, kids set up stands at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to sell anything from popsicles to painted rocks. Associate Director, Andrea Lizak, guides participants: “It’s amazing how much they grow, even in one year. We’ve had kids who have gotten their DBAs and appropriate licensing to go to craft shows and they take those ideas and concepts and move it into actual businesses.”

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11 October 2018

New Employee Ownership Mandate for Small Business Development Centers

The newly passed Main Street Employee Ownership Act (MSEOA) directs the nation's Small Business Development Centers to educate small business owners about employee ownership and to assist them in converting their businesses. Andrew Delmonte, a business advisor and the social enterprise coordinator for the Small Business Development Center at Buffalo State College, discusses how the NYSBDC provides guidance on employee ownership.

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29 February 2016

Entrepreneurs explore "blue economy" opportunities

The Entrepreneurship in the Blue Economy certificate program at SUNY Buffalo State was designed to help entrepreneurs capitalize on water resources to create jobs and expand businesses. The six-week program began February 25, and officials expect to offer another series of seminars in late summer or early fall.

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28 January 2015

Affirming Values of Living Wage

A story summarizing efforts in the Buffalo community to promote the importance of a living wage. Andrew Delmonte, the social enterprise coordinator with the Buffalo State SBDC, is quoted.

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25 July 2014

Buffalo State helps firms be socially responsible

Buffalo State SBDC's Andrew Delmonte's job "is to encourage the 'triple bottom line,' a popular concept that encourages businesses to incorporate sustainability into their social, environmental and financial processes."

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1 March 2014

What is Start-Up NY? Who is eligible? What are the benefits?

Buffalo SBDC Director Susan McCartney discusses how SUNY Buffalo State plans to embrace the START-UP NY program and integrate local businesses into the college's community.

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7 November 2013

Rockabilly Cats and Pinup Kittens

“'The Small Business Development Center has been an extremely valuable resource for having ongoing discussions about how to grow our business,' Andrew said. 'Andrea suggested that it was time to hire an employee to work the retail side so that Julie Ann and I could be freed up to spend more time on marketing and inventory. That’s been a great decision for us.'

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