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News & Updates

New Employee Ownership Mandate for Small Business Development Centers10/11/2018

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.

Taking care of business: Millennial entrepreneurs on Long Island10/4/2018

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.'”

SBA awards NY SBDCs FAST grant to support small business “innovation,” R&D commercialization9/18/2018

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded a FAST grant to the New York State Small Business Development Center (NYS SBDC) network. As a FAST partner, the New York State SBDCs will provide financial and technical assistance to small, “next-generation” technology businesses so that they can compete for federally funded small-business innovation research and small-business technology transfer (SBIR/STTR) awards.

Launching a new business: First key steps9/17/2018

Andrew Flamm, director of the Pace University Small Business Development Center, discusses business planning for start-ups, and the need to examine the target market.

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