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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.

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