The Mohawk Valley SBDC is ready to assist your small business during this challenging time. Schedule an appointment with one of our business advisors or call us at (315) 731-5884.
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program (New)

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal remains temporarily suspended while the Small Business Administration works to resolve technical issues. SBA has not accepted any applications or distributed any funding. We'll provide an update when a reopening date is determined.
Employee to Entrepreneur
May 4; 10:00 - 11:30 AM

If you are considering self-employment, or if you find yourself at a career crossroads, this webinar is for you! Join this special session and learn:

  • Common traits of successful, happy, self-employed professionals 
  • Four viable pathways to own your own business (Start Up - Consulting - Buy a business - Franchise ownership)
  • Funding options 
  • Q&A session with a franchise representative and a franchisee

This webinar is presented by FranNet and hosted by the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center.
QuickBooks Training
May 12 & June 2; 10:00-11:00 AM

The Mohawk Valley SBDC has partnered with (part of the Simon Sez IT family) to provide QuickBooks Desktop training. This hybrid program includes training videos from along with two virtual classroom sessions with QuickBooks experts from the Mohawk Valley SBDC.
Focus on the Fundamentals Series w/ PTAC & SBDC (New)
Apr 22; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Interested in learning the basics of doing business with local, state, and federal governments? This webinar, led by the IgniteU NY PTAC and Gina Hayduk, government contracting coordinator for the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center, will supply businesses with the tools and information they need to get started working with the government - at every level.
Education Forum with Area Superintendents
Apr 21; 12:00 PM

Join the Chamber Alliance of the Mohawk Valley for a virtual forum to discuss the business of Education in our region:

  • How has the pandemic changed you and the way you manage your district? 
  • Remote Learning vs. In-Person Learning
  • 2021-22 School Budgets
  • American Rescue Plan & Stimulus Funds
  • Future of our Workforce
Leads & Lattes (New)
Apr 29; 8:45 - 10:00 AM

Meet like-minded professionals and make connections! Offered exclusively for Chamber Members, this unique networking opportunity offers participants the opportunity to share up to a four-minute pitch about their business or organization with their fellow participants all at once.
Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence Calls for Proposals (New)

SPIR was established to strengthen New York State's small and mid-sized businesses by helping them apply technology solutions to make them more competitive. This is essential in today's rapidly changing and technology-dependent business environment.

Whether you are a small firm looking to upgrade or introduce new technology, a high- technology firm addressing the challenges of product development and testing, or a company seeking to improve operational excellence, SPIR can help you with these and many other tasks to make your business more competitive.
USDA Invests More Than $330 Million in Specialty Crops Grants, Incentives to Purchase Fruits and Vegetables, Help for Cotton Producers (New)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of more than $330 million to help agricultural producers and organizations in the food supply chain recover from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funding announced is part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative launched in March, and includes $169.9 million for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP), the availability of $75 million for Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program [GusNIP; formerly known as Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI)] grantees and approximately $80 million in payments to domestic users of upland and extra-long staple cotton.
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New York SBDC is a Partnership Program with the SBA, administered by the State University of New York. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.
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