Pace University SBDC Newsletter - October 2018
   

Government contract opportunities can provide an additional revenue stream for growing small businesses. Further, a range of financing and bonding programs, as well as a web-based  BidLinx  bid-matching service, are in place to help small businesses access government procurement opportunities. Read our new  blog post  on how to pursue government contracts and contact us to schedule an  appointment  to discuss procurement strategies and more!

Smooth Pops is a Queens- NY based manufacturer of all-natural and vegan fruit smoothie ice pops made with 100% whole fruit in classic freezer pop form. Pace SBDC helped Smooth Pops' founder  Movitzsa Simmons develop start-up costs and financial projections, as well as helped her sharpen her pitch to fund her new business, which won first prize ($10,000) at the Queens StartUP! Competition and created two new jobs.
 

   

Are you business-ready this fall? The Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is back with more free workshops to help you start and grow your small business. Let's get your business started! Check out the details and register here.



The Pace University SBDC was pleased to host three SBDC team members from the Instituto Tecnol√≥gico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (Guadalajara, Mexico) to share best practices in providing targeted small business assistance programming. The ITESO team is meeting with a number of NYSBDC centers as part of the Small Business Network of Americas (SBNA) program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State to develop partnerships and expand the SBDC model in the Western Hemisphere.  Read more .
   

The Pace SBDC will join the  NY Small Business Development Center network  on  October 3 and 4  in Albany at the Eighth Annual  New York State MWBE Forum . This two-day event is designed to help  Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs)  connect with key procurement representatives and identify and land new contract opportunities. Over 2,000 professionals are expected, including key decision makers from government agencies and private firms.
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