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News & Updates

Fort Drum Soldiers, Family Members learn business-building strategies to begin their next careers3/2/2018

At Fort Drum, soldiers and their family members have the opportunity to learn how to start their own businesses. Robin Stephenson, of the Watertown SBDC, instructs Boots 2 Business and Build Your Own Business classes at Fort Drum, offering veterans business planning guidance.

A seat at the table2/12/2018

Highlighting successful female restaurateurs in Harlem, Kaaryn Simmons, director of the Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center, also discusses the challenges faced by businesses in the neighborhood.

Harlem Buyer Fair1/30/2018

The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center hosted a Harlem Buyer Fair to connect local food, body care and gift vendors with buyers from Whole Foods, FreshDirect, Columbia Dining and more.

This hot sauce company started in a 100-year-old Harlem brownstone, now the product flies off the shelves at Whole Foods1/8/2018

As part of the Harlem Local Vendor Partner Program, the Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center helps Harlem-made products like Mama's One Sauce get onto the shelves of big retailers.

‘Matchmaker’ planned in Canton to connect large and small businesses11/5/2017

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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