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SBA nominations for 2014 Small Business Person of the Year

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Small Business Person of the Year.

Any individual or organization can make a nomination for the Small Business Person of the Year, Champions of the Year and special Small Business Week awards.

Champion awards are presented people who have used their professional skills or personal talents to further public understanding and awareness of small business.  Candidates must have taken an active role in creating opportunities to promote the interests of small business.  Champion categories include Women in Business, Minority, Veteran, Family Business, Home-Based Business, and Financial Services.

Small business loans rising in WNY

The number of government-backed small-business loans approved in 2013 more than doubled from the previous year. Data from the Buffalo District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, shows that through May, the office approved 440 SBA loans totaling $87.1 million, compared to 200 totaling $32.9 million the year before.

Business First Buffalo has the full story.

Business workshop in Buffalo

A pre-business start-up planning workshop, STARTING and MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS, will be held Wednesday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at The Buffalo Main Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203.
The workshop is sponsored by the SBA, SCORE and The Buffalo and Erie County Library. You will learn about business planning, marketing, market research, legal structures, insurance, taxes and more.
For reservations log on to BuffaloNiagara.Score.org. Registration is required. Current pricing is Veterans FREE and all others $30. If you would like the newest edition of the SCORE Business Plan Workbook, add $15.


M&T doubles SBA loan dollars

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, M & T Bank approved 126 new SBA flagship 7(a) loans totaling $25.8 million between October 1, 2012 and March 31. That’s quite a change from a year ago when, over the same period, it approved 94 loans totaling $10.3 million.

Allison Kline reporting the story for Buffalo Business First. Click here to read more.



SBA to close five business recovery centers in New York

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced  that due to a steady decrease of activity, the Business Recovery Centers below will cease operations at the close of business Thursday, May 2.

Kings County

NYC Business Solution

Brooklyn Center

9 Bond Street, 5th Floor

(between Livingston & Fulton Streets)

Brooklyn, NY  11201

Closes: Thursday, May 2 at 5 p.m.

Nassau County

Baldwin Public Library

2385 Grand Avenue

Baldwin, NY  11510

Closes: Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m.


New York County

Chinatown Partnership/BID

60 St. James Place

New York, NY  10038

Closes: Thursday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m.


New York County

NYC Business Solutions Center

79 John Street, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10038

Closes: Thursday, May 2 at 5 p.m.


Queens County

York College City University of NY – SBDC

94-50 159 Street

Science Bldg., Room 107

Jamaica, NY 11451

Closes: Thursday, May 2 at 6 p.m.

$19 million in grants to be made to SBA resource partners to support Hurricane Sandy small business recovery

The Small Business Administration recently announced that small businesses rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy will get both immediate and long-term help laying a foundation for economic recovery and resiliency thanks to expanded services funded by a $19 million emergency appropriation.

Small businesses can take advantage of free expanded counseling, training and technical assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s resource partners—the Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), SCORE, and Women’s Business Centers (WBCs).

New York has been allocated $2,394,000 in SBDC and WBC funding awards.

SBA makes low-interest, taxpayer-backed disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes.  More information about the disaster assistance program is available at www.sba.gov/disaster.

As of April 11, the SBA has approved disaster loans totaling $1.8 billion to individuals, and $279 million to businesses and non-profit organizations recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

Read the full press release here.


Encore Entrepreneur Mentor events around New York State

The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are teaming up to host National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month targeted at entrepreneurs over the age of 50. Building on the success of a joint SBA and AARP Mentor Day in October, the two organizations will match “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance.

Mentor Month is part of a larger effort to provide a range of resources to more than 100,000 entrepreneurs and small business owners over the age of 50 this year. The events will help connect encore entrepreneurs with mentors such as those from SBA’s network of Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and SCORE chapters who can help throughout the life of an entrepreneur’s business.

For more information on encore entrepreneurship, go to: www.sba.gov/encore.

New York State Events

April 19, 2013
Batavia – Western New York
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Richmond Memorial Library
19 Ross Street
Batavia, NY
Register online


April 19, 2013
Geneseo – Western New York
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
SUNY Geneseo
Milne Library – Room 213
Geneseo, NY
Register online


April 22, 2013
Albany – Capital Region
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce
5 Computer Drive South
Albany, NY
To register contact Erica Choi at 518-446-1118 ext. 231 or [email protected].


April 25, 2013
Endwell – Southern Tier
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m
Town of Union Department of Economic Development
3111 E. Main St.
Endwell, NY
To register contact Howard Garrity at 607-734-8130 ext. 30 or [email protected].


SBA Extends Deadline to April 13 for Hurricane Sandy Survivors in New York

The U. S. Small Business Administration has extended the deadline for Hurricane Sandy survivors in New York to return applications for physical damage to April 13, 2013. Survivors are encouraged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency at  800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585 and return completed applications to the SBA before the deadline.

Read the full press release or find more information on the SBA website.