Monday, April 07, 2014

NY SBDC Annual Report: "One business at a time"

From the report:

The strength of the New York Small Business Development Center and one of the things that sets it apart from other small business service providers is its
customized approach to technical assistance. Each entrepreneur or business owner undergoes an individualized assessment with his or her Business Advisor to determine the current situation, issues that need to be addressed, and the desired outcome. They gather information that the entrepreneur uses to make
decisions and take steps toward a productive and profitable future.They work together to develop a strategic plan of action.

Any resident of New York who wants to start a business – or stabilize and expand an existing one – can make an appointment with an experienced Business
Advisor at any SBDC Regional Center. He or she can find an SBDC office by calling a toll-free number or visiting the SBDC website. Potential clients can
request counseling via the website, and the service centers throughout the state offer flexible options for meeting with Advisors. Clients receive
personalized, confidential, and free business counseling; moderately priced training; and focused, accurate, and timely research related to his or her
business and the industry in which it operates.

Since the program was established in 1984, the SBDC has worked with more than 378,800 citizens of New York State. It has helped locate nearly $5.2 billion to start or expand businesses and helped create or save nearly 168,000 jobs.

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