Tuesday, May 09, 2017

NYSBDC Minority Entrepreneur of the Year – Laura Cueva, Cueva Interior Innovations

The New York Small Business Development Center is pleased to recognize the boldest, brightest, and best small companies and enterprising individuals in New York State.  Eight small business owners were honored at the 2017 Client Awards ceremony on April 24, 2017.  Read all their stories here. 

At Cueva Interior Innovations they believe that space matters. Laura Cueva and her staff help businesses, educational facilities and medical facilities enhance employee productivity through creative space planning and cost-effective furniture solutions designed to promote employee well-being in the workplace. Laura first consulted the SBDC for assistance in starting her business, and later worked with SBDC to complete the paperwork required for MWBE certification and as approved in 2014. Most recently, Laura consulted with Roxanne Mutchler about marketing and procurement issues. With SBDC assistance, Laura submitted an application to the NYS MWBE Bridge-to-Success Loan Program to obtain financing to support a government contract with SUNY Oneonta for almost $300,000. She was approved by NYBDC for a line of credit for $250,000. Laura has received several small contracts with SUNYs and her Bridge to Success loan will catapult her business to the next level.

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