News & Press Releases- New York SBDC

News & Press Releases

21 January 2019

Shutdown puts would-be entrepreneurs' plans on hold

Erica Chase-Gregory, regional director of the Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State College, describes how the partial federal government shutdown can create hurdles for those looking to the federal Small Business Association for loans to jump-start or expand their firms.

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4 October 2018

Taking care of business: Millennial entrepreneurs on Long Island

Farmingdale SBDC Business Adviser Stacé Hansen comments on how millenials are starting businesses today: "Potential millennial business owners are more inclined to focus on the service industry and niche markets . . . 'because they’re lower in cost to start.'”

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16 August 2018

LI entrepreneurs feeling environmental pull on plastic straws

Erica Chase-Gregory, director of the NYSBDC at Farmingdale State College, discusses how keeping ahead of environmental policies can be a marketing tool for small businesses: "If you adopt a measure or policy at your establishment that is good for the environment and marine life, you need to immediately market that. More than ever, it's important for businesses owners to be socially aware and make decisions accordingly to both retain and attract customers."

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6 April 2018

Mobile business owners think outside the brick-and-mortar box

Erica Chase-Gregory, regional director of the Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State College, said mobile businesses are in demand, partly because they provide a service for busy consumers who are “only getting busier.”

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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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1 July 2016

Top SBDC honors for three LI entrepreneurs

Three Long Island small-business owners were among nine statewide earning NY SBDC Entrepreneur of the Year honors this week.

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14 July 2015

Q&A with Erica Chase

"Erica Chase is in the business of helping small businesses grow. Chase is acting director of the Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State College, a cooperative between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the State of New York. Chase and her experienced staff advise entrepreneurs on everything from developing marketing strategies to locating appropriate funding. She talked with Long Island Business News about an array of issues, including Internet-based business, regulatory hurdles and doing what you love versus something you’re great at doing."

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