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News & Updates

Small business aid celebrated with visit to sugarhouse3/22/2018

The North Country Small Business Development Center and the Syracuse District of the U.S. Small Business Association recognized the National Small Business Development Center Center Day with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Black Rooster Maple sugarhouse in Keene.

#SBDCDay is Wednesday, March 21, 20183/19/2018

SBDC Day unites the nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country and the hundreds of thousands of clients they serve by sharing, in real time, the success stories and notable impacts SBDCs collectively have on the small business community at large. Learn more about the special events at several NYSBDC locations.

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.

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John Lipari
All American Karate School
Jamestown SBDC

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