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June 2024 Newsletter

The June 2024 Newsletter highlights Pace SBDC attending the annual NYSBDC Staff Training Conference in Lake Placid, NY. We also shine a spotlight on Regional Director Andrew Flamm as he joined a panel headed by Congressman Dan Goldman in honor of National Small Business Development Week. Additionally, Pace SBDC hosted a NYC-based SBDC meeting to discuss best practices and strategies with our New York SBDC colleagues. We are also excited to share details on LGBTQ+ Owned Business Certifications in honor of pride month. We also highlight Pace SBDC client success story Here Studio, who worked with business advisor Pedro Soto on market research, business planning, and financial projections. The newsletter also features details on our upcoming Small Business Financing Panel, as well as details on how to take the Pace Small Business Poll. Finally, we welcome our newest student intern – Alexa Lotano, an undergraduate student at Pace University’s Lubin School of business, to the Pace SBDC team.

March 2024 Newsletter

The March 2024 Newsletter highlights Pace SBDC's 2023 Year in Review showcasing the past years achievements and relationships built. We also shine a spotlight on Regional Director Andrew Flamm's time with NY Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network colleagues for SBDC Day at New York’s Capitol in Albany. This month we also partnered with Turner Construction on an in-person event at Pace’s Lower Manhattan campus that focused on procurement opportunities with the U.S. General Services Administration Silvio Mollo Federal Building project. More events that occurred during March include Website Workday events, and National SBDC Day! Lastly, our team member Joe Peterson has been promoted to Business Advisor, congratulations! Reach out to him and any member of our business advisor team for guidance through our Contact page.

January 2024 Newsletter

The January 2024 Newsletter highlights Pace SBDC's Expansion to support Brooklyn-based Small Businesses and the launch event held to celebrate with Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez. We also kicked off our in-person one-to-one business advisory sessions at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Business & Career Center. This month we also feature The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance for those impacted by the severe storms and flooding in September around New York counties. We also shine a light on the online CPA Accounting Clinic Pace SBDC hosted in partnership with the New York State Society of CPAs, and Pace SBDC client success story Intelligent Pest Control where our business advisor Rawle Brown guided them with business formation, facilitating WBE certification, and developing a Capability Statement to support procurement opportunities. Finally, we are excited to welcome our newest members, Roxanna Astorga - Pace SBDC's Counseling Coordinator and Pedro Soto - Business Advisor, to the Pace SBDC team.

November 2023 Newsletter

The November 2023 newsletter highlights Pace SBDC’s Small Business Financing Panel and Networking Event which was attended by more than 100 small business owners. This month we also have new features on our intern alumni page, where our past interns talk about their experience of working with us and give their thoughts on their current roles. We are also proud to present our newly developed Spanish version of the website, for our Spanish-speaking clients. The newsletter also highlights Pace SBDC client success stories Moxie Mandarin and Ilibrium where our advisors Sandra Cely and Susan Gluck helped them respectively. Lastly, we would also like to congratulate Joe Peterson who recently achieved the Crowdfunding certification with the CrowdfundBetter program.

September 2023 Newsletter

The September 2023 newsletter highlights Regional Director Andrew Flamm’s visit to the America’s SBDC conference in Nashville, where he led a training session and connected with other SBDC colleagues. We also hosted a “Website Workday” for entrepreneurs and small business owners in partnership with the New York Public Library’s Thomas Yoseloff Business Center. The newsletter also highlights Pace SBDC client success story Leidylicious where our business advisor Sandra Cely helped them with location selection, financial projections, advertising, and online presence. We also wanted to throw light on a new loan program: The New York Forward Loan Fund which is a state-funded program that provides loans of up to $150,000 to eligible businesses at an interest rate ranging between 9.5% and 12.5% depending on the length of the loan.

August 2023 Newsletter

The August 2023 newsletter highlights the Accounting Clinic we hosted and featured one-to-one client sessions with volunteer CPAs from the NYS Society of CPAs. The Pace SBDC also hosted NYSBDC State Director Sonya Smith as she visited our center and met Lawrence Singleton, Dean of Pace’s Lubin School of Business as well as three Pace SBDC clients. The newsletter also highlights Pace SBDC client success stories Nose Best Candles, where our business advisors Rawle Brown and Joe Peterson helped them with business planning and capital financing; and Fort Street Studio where advisor Greg Callender assisted with the client’s acquisition of the business and growth capital. We are also excited to share our center's new brochure! Finally, we welcome our newest student intern - Khyla Jhoy Aguirre, an undergraduate student at Pace’s Lubin School of Business, to the Pace SBDC team.

June 2023 Newsletter

The June 2023 newsletter highlights Pace SBDC's Small Business Lending Panel and Networking Event which was attended by nearly 200 business owners and banking professionals and co-hosted with the SBA’s NY District Office. Our advisors also attended the NYSBDC staff training conference in Syracuse for professional development. We are also excited to debut our newest digital content, a video of our team! The newsletter also features a client success story, where our advisor Susan Gluck worked with Lubin School of Business Professor Mary Long and her students to help Pace SBDC client Bricklane Curry in marketing research. Lastly, we celebrated as Susan Gluck and Joe Peterson becoming NYSVDC-certified business advisors.

March 2023 Newsletter

The March 2023 newsletter highlights the Pace SBDC's 2022 Year in Review document which shares several of our exciting endeavors and community-focused successes. We also showcased recent training events, especially those that we made hybrid, including a sales strategy workshop and another on non-disclosure agreements. Our latest website support initiatives were spotlighted to show how we’re helping small businesses get online; we also highlighted our newly updated eCommerce page where entrepreneurs can now learn about Alibaba and FAIRE. Plus, we welcomed the newest member of our team, Pace student intern Eeshani Juthani, who is pursuing a masters in Social Media and Mobile Marketing.

January 2023 Newsletter

The January 2023 newsletter highlights the Bidlinx procurement platform and access to contract opportunities with government offices and the Port Authority of NY and NJ. Plus, a visit from leadership from the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of International Trade, and the agency’s New York District office, and NYSBDC State Director Sonya Smith to discuss SBA international trade and export financing programs. Also showcased: Ramona Cedeno’s In Great Company podcast’s Giving Tuesday interview of Pace SBDC Regional Director, Andrew Flamm; our client, Next Big Thing, becoming a finalist in the NYPL’s 2022 StartUP! Business Plan Competition; and Marketing Professor Mary Long’s Lubin School of Business, Consumer Behavior students’ research project on behalf of Pace SBDC client, Theater for the New City.

November 2022 Newsletter

The November 2022 newsletter highlights the new NYS Small Business Seed Grant program which provides grants of up to $25,000 to operating New York State based early-stage small and micro businesses. The Pace SBDC works with existing small businesses as well as aspiring entrepreneurs to help build or relaunch their website. Pace business advisors have once again begun to hold in-person 1:1 client sessions at the New York Public Library's Thomas Yoseloff Business Center. Finally, we highlight a partnership with the NYS Society of CPAs on a series of live, no-cost tax, accounting and finance webinar trainings, as well as client success story Wine:30 and the support they received to put together a loan package and business plan to launch their business

August 2022 Newsletter

The August 2022 newsletter highlights New York State’s COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program which provides tax credits of up to $25,000 to eligible businesses, as well as our website’s expanded Export & International Trade resource page. We also provide a recap of the franchising training session that Pace SBDC Regional Director Andrew Flamm co-hosted at the 2022 International Franchise Expo at the Javits Center, and our collaboration with Assembly Member Deborah Glick to deliver a training program on Developing Your Brand Story and Assets. Finally, we welcome our newest student intern - Minho Lee, a graduate student at Pace’s Lubin School of Business, to the Pace SBDC team.

June 2022 Newsletter

The June 2022 newsletter highlights the 2022 SBDC Excellence & Innovation Award the Pace SBDC received from the US Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of National Small Business Week. It also provides a recap of the recent crowdfunding for small business webinar  we hosted that featured representatives from the Indiegogo, Kickstarter and Wefunder platforms, and a student entrepreneurship Shark Tank event we co-hosted  with Pace's Entrepreneurship Club. Finally the newsletter shines a spotlight on Pace SBDC client success stories  Norwegian Baked , who received SBDC assistance with marketing and COVID-19 recovery programming, and Harlem Baking Co and the support they received from students in the Advanced Marketing Management class from Pace's Lubin School of Business.  

March 2022 Newsletter

The March 2022 newsletter recaps the Pace SBDC’s lender panel webinar titled Access to Capital - Small Business Lending Panel, moderated in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration New York District Office, and featuring representatives from Flushing Bank, Key Bank, Accompany Capital, and the Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union. It concluded with breakout room sessions cohosted with our advisors. We also celebrate SBDC Day to honor the efforts of SBDCs across the U.S. and highlight our clients; tout a recent success story featuring owner Erin Norris's Grindhaus, a restaurant in Red Hook, Brooklyn, which reopened in January; provide information on procurement and certification assistance; and introduce the newest member of our team, student intern Seyi Fakoya, who is pursuing an MBA in Business Analytics at the Lubin School of Business.

January 2022 Newsletter

The January 2022 newsletter highlights pandemic relief programs like the NYS Small Business Recovery Grant Program as well as our newly redesigned grants page. It also features webinars on online sale strategies. Our latest client success story includes the Andrea Lord Studio, which was able to secure a loan to help fund its venture with the guidance of business advisor Gregory Callender. In addition, we provided clients with links to training and webinars and welcomed former intern Joe Peterson into his new role of Associate Business Advisor for our Center.

November 2021 Newsletter

The November 2021 newsletter highlights the December 31st deadline to apply for the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). It also reviews the many topics covered in our fall webinar series, among them sustainability and sales strategies, and our latest client success story, Kung Fu Tea, which opened in June with financial and start-up guidance from our colleague, Business Advisor Rawle Brown. We also issued a reminder about the upcoming Small Business Saturday and introduced the newest member of our team, intern Jennifer Zaurov, a dual MBA student at the Lubin School of Business.

October 2021 Newsletter

The October 2021 newsletter highlights Pace SBDC’s celebration of National Small Business Week with our partners, the New York Small Business Development Center network and the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) New York District Office which joined us in hosting a live webinar to discuss small business  financing options for owner-occupied real estate purchases.  The panel included lenders from Dime Community Bank, TruFund Financial  Services, and Pursuit. The newsletter also reminds readers of the  regular updates we make to our COVID-19 Small Business Resources webpage and shares the many topics being covered in our fall webinar series led by various industry experts in accounting, financing.  sustainability, and more. A success story blog post about our client Blind Barber, assisted by Business Advisor Sandra Cely to obtain a Global NY State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant, is also  published. Lastly, we proudly announce our office’s move to a modern,  new home in recently renovated One Pace Plaza.

August 2021 Newsletter

The August 2021 newsletter recaps the New York State Pandemic Recovery Grant program and our webinar in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) NY District Office covering government contracting, procurement resources, and relevant SBA certifications. It also highlights our ‘Developing Your Brand Story and Assets’ workshop led by Lubin School of Business Professor Peggy Kim; new grants and loans posted to our dedicated Covid-19 Small Business Resource Page; and the issuance of the 2020 New York SBDC Annual Report which features our client La Palapa.

May 2021 Newsletter

The May 2021 newsletter highlights the latest updates on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG), and the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). It spotlights our past student interns recent career experiences and shares the COVID-19 success story of our cafe client, Bushwick Grind. It also heralds our new Hiring Resources webpage which provides detailed instructions on how to list a job on Pace University’s Career Services site and shares a link to a post-pandemic business survey being managed by the Lubin School of Business student-run research center in partnership with the business councils of New York State and Westchester. It wraps up with news of our recent Sales Strategies for Small Businesses webinar led by Lubin School of Business Professor Harvey Markovitz.

April 2021 Newsletter

The April 2021 newsletter highlights the latest updates on calculating Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG), and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) payment deferment period and loan maximum. It also recounts National SBDC Day, in which the Pace SBDC united with the nearly 1,000 Small Business Development Centers nationwide to celebrate our clients' stories. It also showcases Pace SBDC client success story Brooklyn Braised;  our hosting of a 7(a), 504, and Microloan Debt Relief Program webinar; and the latest addition to our Pace SBDC team, student intern Luanne Dinh.

February 2021 Newsletter

The February 2021 newsletter highlights recent updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, and the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) program; plus, the success story of our client, NAME GLO, that applied for COVID-19 small-biz financial assistance and secured PPP and EIDL funds totaling $200k; as well as upcoming webinars on trademark basicschoosing a business entity structure, and tax compliance and the Pandemic Cares Act.

December 2020 Newsletter

The December 2020 newsletter highlights #ShopSmall and the Small Business “season,” an opportunity for owners to boost pre-holiday sales, the launch of two new NYC loan and grant programs, the success story of Pace SBDC client QUA INC., winner of a National Institutes of Health $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant, a staff achievement award for our colleague, Sr. Business Advisor Rawle E. Brown, and the addition of Business Advisor, Susan Gluck, and Student Intern, Joseph Peterson, to our team.

March 2020 Newsletter

The March 2020 newsletter highlights the America’s SBDC Client Showcase and Pace SBDC client Geopipe, as well as the Small Business Lenders Panel & Networking event we co-hosted with the SBA. You’ll also find government procurement tips, info on client success story StoolYoga, and Pace SBDC Business Advisor Anish Thakkar being selected for the Coro NY Neighborhood Leadership program.

January 2020 Newsletter

The January 2020 newsletter highlights our upcoming workshop calendar that features sessions on topics such as small business accounting, sales strategies and intellectual property rights. You’ll also find recent client success story The Happy Glow and information about the NY StartUP! 2020 Business Plan Competition and National SBDC Day.

November 2019 Newsletter

The November newsletter highlights our website's new Marketing and Sales resource page as well as the Small Business Lenders Panel & Networking Event we co-hosted with the SBA. You’ll also find information about our recent client success story , exciting news about Small Business Saturday and NYSBDC Webinars available for the small businesses.

September 2019 Newsletter

The September newsletter highlights the NYSBDC Pitch Competition as well as a segment about our center by 1010 WINS. You’ll also find a feature on client success story Fortis Contractors LLC, legislative changes to the NYS MWBE program, and our team’s new intern.

June 2019 Newsletter

The June newsletter highlights the Excellence & Innovation Awards our center received from the U.S. Small Business Administration as part of National Small Business Week, as well as a recap of NYSBDC staff training. You’ll also find a feature on client success story Geopipe, financial incentives through the NYS Regional Economic Development Council, and small business hurricane season preparation recommendations.

April 2019 Newsletter

The April newsletter highlights our recent Visit to Washington where we met NYS congressional representatives and other NYSBDC members. You’ll also find information about our Small Business Lenders Panel & Networking Event, our recent client success story and exciting news about National Small Business Week.

February 2019 Newsletter

The February newsletter highlights our recent Small Business Lenders Forum & Networking session that provided entrepreneurs with practical strategies for financing their business venture, and a feature on client success story Downtown Yarns. You’ll also find our upcoming small business workshop calendar, recent press coverage in, and information about National SBDC Day.

November 2018 Newsletter

The November newsletter highlights our new lead generation resource guide to help entrepreneurs acquire new clients. You’ll also find a feature on client success story Kweer Cards,which won the win the $15,000 first prize at the NY StartUP! 2018 Business Plan Competition, as well as information about the National Small Business Week Awards and how your small business can be a part of Small Business Saturday.

October 2018 Newsletter

Our October newsletter provides insights on pursuing Government contracts, reference to our free workshops to help you start and grow your small business, and detail on the New York State MWBE Forum. You’ll also find a feature on client success story Smooth Pops. which won top prize at the Queens StartUP! Competition, and a recap of our visit with SBDC colleagues from ITESO in Guadalajara, Mexico.

July 2018 Newsletter

Our July newsletter explores what we’ve been up to this summer. You’ll learn about our third cohort of the MWBE & Small Business Contractor Training Program with Turner Construction, some social media tips to help your bottom line, our latest success story Earth Angel, a recap of the NYSBDC annual staff training conference, and more.

May 2018 Newsletter

Our May newsletter features events that Pace SBDC hosted and participated in for National Small Business Week, as well as our exciting collaboration with Turner Construction Company on the MWBE & Small Business Contractor Training Program. You can also read about our recent client success story 'Roxy Hair Studio' who was able to open up her own hair salon, and information on resources available through NYS’ Regional Economic Development Council.

March 2018 Newsletter

Our March newsletter delves into the recent trip Pace University SBDC director, Andrew Flamm's took to Washington D.C to discuss the future of small business with congressional leaders, our recent partnership with renovation matchmaking platform, Sweeten, and our upcoming workshops. You'll also find our latest success story about Arepera Guacuco, a client we've worked with for the past 9 years, and in information about National SBDC Day.

January 2018 Newsletter

Our first newsletter of 2018 is filled with valuable resources to help you start the new year on the right track. It shares a spotlight story about our partnership with crowdfunding platform, Kiva, as well as our workshop calendar that features sessions on topics such as small business accounting, financial statements and franchising. You can also read our latest success story about Storyscape and how they won a $50,000 pitch competition.

November 2017 Newsletter

Our November newslettershares Pace SBDC director Andrew Flamm’s participation on a small business finance panel hosted by Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez, along with our partnership with TruFund Financial Services on a small business finance panel and a pitch competition. If you weren’t able to attend our build a small business website workshop with Wix you can read our re-cap of the night. You can also read about our success story about our client Pizza Magari who was able to open up their first location with the help of our business advisor, and find information about the SBA’s 7(a) and 504 small business loan programs.

September 2017 Newsletter

Our September Newsletter contains valuable information including marketing strategies for the holiday season along with a spotlight story on our partnership with the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project and upcoming legal workshops. You can also read our latest success story about The Neon Tea Party's journey with the SBDC on developing a business plan and sound cash-flow projections, positioning them for upward growth.

July 2017 Newsletter

Our July newsletter shares a story about the completion of this year's MWBE & Small Business Contractor Training Program held in partnership with Turner Construction Company, along with a spotlight story on our partnership with LMHQ. You can also read our latest success story about Kitchen Kitties' journey with the SBDC on developing a business plan and sound financial projections that enabled them to make significant progress on their bottom line.

April 2017 Newsletter

Our April newsletter shares a recap of the legal workshops we hosted with the City Bar Justice Center as well as a highlight of the partnership we've established with the New York Public Library's Business Library (SIBL). You'll can also read our latest success story about how a website transformation led Dog Cakes for Dogs to increased sales.

February 2017 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter reflects on a Small Business Lending Panel and a forum on economic opportunity the Pace SBDC co-hosted this past month, as well as upcoming legal workshops to help entrepreneurs learn more about forming and protecting your business. You’ll also find our latest success story on our clients that just opened a new business in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

January 2017 Newsletter

In our first newsletter of the year, we discuss Pace SBDC's most recent happenings.

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