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Mohawk Valley SBDC NEWS
NY Grant: Change in requirements
may make you eligible (New)

An update has been made to the NY State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program that you need to know about! There’s still funding available for grants up to $50,000, so read on to learn more.

Did you decide not to apply because the program required you to demonstrate positive net profit on your 2019 Business Tax Return? That requirement has been lifted, so you may now be eligible.

New Applicants: Click here to apply! 

Visit and scroll to the Application Guide section for a step-by-step guide to filling in the application, available in 14 languages.

Existing Applicants:
If you have already applied to this program and been denied due to this requirement, you don’t need to do anything! Lendistry will reach out to you directly by email if your eligibility has changed. Do not fill out a new application.

For language assistance, guidance on eligibility requirements or any additional questions, please contact the program's call center at 1-877-721-0097 or visit
Open Business Advisor Position  

The Mohawk Valley Small Business Center (SBDC) is now accepting applications for our full-time Business Advisor position.

Our Business Advisors provide business advisement services to a variety of small businesses and entrepreneurs engaged in starting, managing, growing, or purchasing a business.

The Mohawk Valley SBDC is looking for an experienced individual with a passion for community and small business.
SUNY and New York Small Business Development Centers
Announce the 2021 Client Awards (New)

Congratulations to Leon Etienne Magic Productions, on winning the Phoenix Business of the Year award. Leon Etienne has been billed as "America’s Rock Illusionist." Because of the pandemic, he did not perform for several months. With help from the Mohawk Valley SBDC and with COVID-relief funding, Etienne was back on stage beginning in May 2021. This year, he had a residency in Las Vegas and is doing summer magic camps for kids.
SUNY Announces Record Year
for New York Small Business Development Centers

State University of New York announced that the New York Small Business Development Center (New York SBDC) provided direct support to more than 26,000 small businesses from every corner of the state in 2021, affirming the organization’s stature as one of the state’s leading programs for entrepreneurs and economic development.
Use YouTube to Grow Your Business
August 10th; 12:00-1:00PM (New)

Let's talk about YouTube! Are you thinking of creating a YouTube Channel? Are you currently using YouTube for your business? Not sure how to get started or how to build your channel? This is the webinar for you. Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand.

In this workshop, we’ll discuss best practices for:

  • Why you should have a YouTube channel
  • How to set up a YouTube channel
  • What's important to fill out when uploading a video
  • Having good creative, and how to target and measure the results
Clinton chamber Networking Breakfast
August 3rd; 8:00-9:30AM

Join the Clinton Chamber on Wednesday, August 3rd for their monthly Networking Breakfast at Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps (COCVAC) from 8 am - 9:30 am. 
Complimentary breakfast treats and beverages are provided by COCVAC.

This event is FREE and open to ALL Current and Prospective Members
Business After Hours
August 10; 5:00-7:00PM

Join The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce for their August Business After Hours at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute August 10th from 5-7PM
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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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