Free Resources To Help Grow Your Business
Understand Your Increased Tech Potential
Last Call For Wednesday's Workshop
Free Online Technology Enhancement Assistance
-Set Up Contactless and Remote Payments
-Ensure Your Website is Mobile Friendly
-Manage Delivery Orders From Multiple Delivery Services
Critical Resiliency and Recovery Tools
Technology is one of the countless aspects of the business world the pandemic has upended – and one of the most critical. Join us as Michael Chiang, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Stony Brook Small Business Development Center, and Phil Rugile, Director of LaunchPad Huntington, provide an inside look at the technology landscape for small businesses as the pandemic stretches on.
Chiang and Rugile will share their experiences with the SBDC’s Technology Enhancement Program, part of the Suffolk County Forward recovery program. With a focus on major technology priorities including contactless payment and mobile-friendly websites, the program helps startups and small businesses implement the technology that their survival depends on.
New York State has partnered for a first-in-the-nation program with leading global e-commerce partners—Shopify, Square, Clearbanc, and Etsy—to accelerate New York State- based small businesses’ ability to grow their online presence. Shopify, Square, Etsy, Clearbanc.
The participating digital partners are offering specialized solutions such as education, free resources, marketing support and discounted pricing that are unique to the needs of New York’s small businesses. Visit ESD.NY.GOV/empire-state-digital
Atención Negocios Hispanos!
Attention Hispanic Businesses!
The PowerUp Program will award over 500 eligible LatinX small businesses across California, Texas and new York with a $5,000 grant paired with coaching support and resources.
Stony Brook SBDC Hispanic Initiative - How to do Business in the Digital World
Jacqueline Franco, a Stony Brook SBDC NYS Certified Business Advisor has recently completed the third in a series of a special training programs for Hispanic Entrepreneurs, sponsored by Bank of America, on how digital marketing and technologies are transforming the way we do business today, to help businesses understand how to overcome the barriers they are facing, and learn how to define and develop a plan to successfully apply technology and new digital tools in their business.
Now the tough part....the participants have to prepare an updated business plan showing the current problem or opportunity, a clear and effective solution, and how the business owner will incorporate the new digital tools to solve the problem and boost their revenue stream.
We're looking forward to the closing Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 15th 6:00-8:00pm
Previously Ineligible New York State Small Businesses Can Receive Low-Interest Working Capital Loans
Available to Small Businesses That Received PPP Assistance of $50,000 or Less
Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) recipients are now eligible to receive low-interest loans from the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF). This conditional change will provide the Fund's network of lenders and financial institutions with greater flexibility and enable them to provide more small businesses with working capital to cover expenses associated with reopening.
QuickBooks Online and Desktop Discounts
SBDC clients can receive an exclusive offer: QuickBooks is offering one month free then 50% off for 12 months for new QuickBooks Online customers. Discount on QuickBooks Desktop too! To redeem these offers, click on the link below to speak to a Business Advisor.