News & Press Releases

30 November 2018

SBA, SBDC Complete Mission for Scott Seiberg’s Road to Franchise Ownership

When Air Force veteran Scott Seiberg wanted to open a JDog Junk Removal and Hauling franchise, he turned to the Jamestown SBDC: “I had the work ethic and dedication, but I didn’t have the knowledge of how to start my own business.” Seiberg met with SBDC advisor Dan Hickman who reviewed franchise costs, developed projections and formulated a business plan that would assist him in applying for loan. Now, one-year in business, Seiberg received his loan, purchased a vehicle, a trailer and has three employees.

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8 November 2018

New York Small Business Development Center Advisor Wins 2018 State Star Award

The New York Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is pleased to announce Dinene Zaleski, Business Advisor with the Niagara County Community College SBDC, has been awarded the 2018 State Star for New York.

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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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22 October 2018

Business adviser lending an ear to small businesses

Tim Bock has a background in accounting, financial planning and owned a motorcoach tour business. Now a NYSBDC advisor, he's ready to help entrepreneurs in Rochester and Batavia.

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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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18 October 2018

Building a small business that's tougher than steel

"'Diversifying your client base is crucial to any small business,' Andrew Flamm, director of the Small Business Development Center at Pace University told CBS MoneyWatch. 'In particular, being able to look at business development opportunities while you have a large client is an ideal time.'"

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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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