National Small Business Week recognizes and celebrates the impact that outstanding small business owners have on their communities. As part of this year's celebration, the Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted a table as part of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) New York District Office's International B2B and Small Business Resource Forum. As part of the event, Pace SBDC Director Andrew Flamm presented to attendees regarding business plan best practices and co-led an "elevator pitch" demonstration for SBA Emerging Leaders. Flamm also presented at a 'Meet the lender' forum hosted by the SBA New York District office.
During National Small Business Week, the Pace SBDC also partnered with the City Bar Justice Center's Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project to host a commercial lease negotiation workshop.To learn more about small business week events, read our blog post here.
The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has partnered with Turner Construction Companyto host a third cohort of entrepreneurs for the MWBE & Small Business Contractor Training Program. The program's focus is on building the capacity of minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) and other small businesses in construction or related fields, and helping develop strategies for landing new contract opportunities.
This free twelve-session program kicked off on May 8, and includes topics such as cost estimating, bidding and responding to an RFP, insurance and bonding, and site safety. To learn more about our partnership with Turner Construction, read our blog post here.
The Pace SBDC helped
Roxy Hair Studio's founder develop start-up cost estimates and financial projections. With the assistance of her business advisor, she was able to secure a $30,000 loan from the Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union to supplement her investment and launch her business.
The Pace SBDC is looking forward to joining our colleagues from the
NY Small Business Development Center network(NYSBDC) on May 25 at the 2018 New York State Regional MWBE Opportunities EXPO Series. Hosted by Empire State Development, the free series is designed to connect minority and women-owned businesses to contract opportunities and procurement staffers at New York State agencies, authorities, and prime contractors. The expo will feature 1:1 NYS MWBE certification analyst consultations, information on government procurement and financing options, and networking opportunities. Come visit us at the NYSBDC table. To register, click here.
New York State's 2018 Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) is now open. As part of Governor Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council Initiative, the CFA is a secure and easy-to-use web-based application for accessing funding support from over thirty programs across eleven state agencies. Incentives through the CFA include grants, tax credits, low-cost financing, energy efficiency programs, and workforce development assistance. Applications are due by July 27, at 4pm. For information on the more than $750 million in programs, as well as the application process, visit here.