Pace University SBDC Newsletter - March 2018

Pace University SBDC director, Andrew Flamm, joined colleagues from the NYSBDC network in Washington D.C., where they met with Congresswomen Nydia Velazquez and Grace Meng to discuss the future of small business.
To learn more about the visit to Washington D.C., read our blog post here .

The Pace University SBDC is happy to partner with Sweeten , a renovation matchmaking platform that connects people with general contractors, offering personal support until the job is done.
Recently, we collaborated with Sweeten and a panel of business lenders to provide practical financial strategies and help assess the source of capital best suited for contractors. Attendees also learned about the loan programs available through the U.S. Small Business Administration, what lenders look for when evaluating a loan application, as well as typical loan terms and the documents required.
To learn more about our partnership with Sweeten, read our blog post here .
Since 2009, the Pace SBDC has helped client Leo Molina develop a business plan, financial projections, and a budget, as well as secure financing needed to open a trio of Brooklyn-based restaurants. The most recent restaurant, Arepera Guacuco opened in Bushwick in January, creating 15 new jobs.

The Downtown Alliance has launched the Downtown Digital Innovation Grant program. Under this effort, storefront businesses located within the boundaries of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District can apply to secure a grant of up to $10,000 in services to build or revamp their business website, expand their social media presence, and assist with other efforts to help the businessescompete online. Click here to read more about the Downtown Digital Innovation Grant and complete the application by March 20.
National SBDC Day will unite 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 impact SBDCs collectively have on the small business community. This special day will be highlighted by #SBDCDay social media campaigns, small business events, and more. To celebrate the day, on March 21st, the Pace University SBDC will host a free
Intellectual Property Rights for Entrepreneurs  workshop from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Here is a list of our upcoming workshops.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Monday, April 23, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Tuesday, May 2, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

For more information and to learn about future workshops, see our Events page.

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