New York SBDC Network to Celebrate National SBDC Day March 21

March 20, 2018

Albany – The New York Small Business Development Center (NY SBDC) Network will celebrate the second annual SBDC Day on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. SBDC Day is a national movement to help raise awareness about the services offered and impact of America's SBDCs, the U.S. Small Business Administration's largest business assistance program.

With nearly 1,000 centers across the country, SBDCs provide assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the United States. According to a 2015-2016 commissioned report by the ASBDC, national job growth for SBDC clients is nearly 10 times greater than job growth for average businesses, and SBDC clients' sales growth is nearly four times greater than sales growth for businesses in general.

SBDC Day will unite SBDCs across the country and the nearly one million small businesses they collectively serve each year by sharing the success stories and notable impacts SBDCs have on the small business community.

"It's great to see SBDCs, their clients, and supporters come together to celebrate SBDCs and their amazing clients," said Charles "Tee" Rowe, President & CEO of America's SBDC. "With SBDC support, small businesses around the country raised over $5 billion in capital and created nearly 100,000 jobs."

The New York SBDC is a statewide service network of 23 regional centers hosted by the state's universities, colleges, and economic development organizations. As part of the network's services, the NY SBDC provides aspiring and existing small businesses with the expertise, resources, and tools to grow and succeed, including specialized services in technology assistance, government procurement, international trade, MWBE certification, cybersecurity, disaster recovery, and more.

The SBDC also provides training and business research to existing business owners and entrepreneurs. Since 1984, the NY SBDC has helped more than 450,000 New York entrepreneurs and small business owners start, grow, and expand their businesses, creating and preserving more than 195,000 jobs. SBDC clients have invested more than $6.2 billion in the state’s economy.

"We are very pleased to support National SBDC Day," said NY SBDC State Director Brian Goldstein. "The NY SBDC continues to lead the nationwide effort in small business growth. The hard work and dedication of our organization and employees make a difference every day in people’s lives, as well as a positive impact on the state’s economy."

To learn more about SBDC Day, visit americassbdc.org/SBDCday/.

About America’s SBDC and Small Business Development Centers

America's SBDC represents the Nation's 63 Small Business Development Centers, a national network of partnerships uniting higher education, state and local nonprofit economic development organizations, private enterprise and government. It is the Small Business Administration's largest partnership program, providing management and technical assistance to help Americans start, run and grow their own businesses. Learn more at AmericasSBDC.org

About the New York Small Business Development Center

The NY SBDC, administered by SUNY, has 23 regional service centers located throughout the New York State on SUNY, City University of New York (CUNY) and private university campuses. The SBDC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New York, local communities, and host campuses. As a result of this leveraged support, the SBDC staff provides confidential one-on-one business advisement services at no direct cost to the citizens and entrepreneurs of New York. For more information about the SBDC, visit www.nysbdc.org.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, a law school, the country’s oldest school of maritime, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.4 million students amongst its entire portfolio of credit- and non-credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide are nearly $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2023, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunities, visit suny.edu.


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