For a business owner, obtaining the right information is as important as finding the right location, or getting the best price.
The Small Business Development Center in New York is one of only a few SBDCs in the U.S. with a full-time library (which we call the Research Network). Its services are available for free, but only to New York SBDC clients.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
NY SBDC Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year – Versa-Tel
Technical Sergeant Michael D’Antoni retired from the U.S. Air Force in
2004 with more than 20 years of service, and is now the owner of
Versa-Tel Inc., a leader in telecommunications. The company designs and
installs cutting edge commercial telecommunications systems,
specializing in full-scope fiber optic network systems for high speed
data and voice. Along with Michael, his highly trained certified
technicians, provide a 25-year warranty on all Versa-Tel projects.
Several years ago Michael consulted with the SBDC regarding sources of
financing for additional equipment needed to fulfill a $4 million
contract with the Long Island Dept. of Transportation for road work.
Most recently Advisor Dave Chiaro provided assistance with business
expansion, financing, and government contracting. In addition, the SBDC
helped Michael apply for, and obtain his NYS Service Disabled Veteran
Certification, one of only 160 small businesses with this
certification. Recently, the certification helped Versa-Tel win a $2.67
million dollar contract award from Stony Brook University and a $150k
loan from NYBDC.