Speaker Presentations

If a speaker permits, a PDF of their workshop presentation will be available for download here.  Please click on the name of the speaker under the workshop they participated in to access their files. Workshops are listed from newest to oldest and speakers are listed in the order that they presented.  If you do not see the presentation you are looking for, please email sbdc@notes.cc.sunysb.edu.


June 2, 2016

Alon Y. Kapen, Ferrell Fritz, P.C.


Business Basics
November 3, 2015

Daniel O'Connell, Senior Business Advisor


Cloud-Based Productivity Tools for Business
March 26, 2015

Henry Bramwell, Visionary Graphics


Protecting and Profiting From Your Intellectual Property
October 22, 2014

Lisa Renee Pomerantz, Attorney at Law


Is There A Food Truck In Your Future
September 18, 2014

Suffolk County Department of Heal Services


So You Want To Own A Franchise
June 12, 2014

Steven Levenberg, The Kensington Company


How To Use Email Marketing To Grow Your Business
May 8, 2014

Janet Attard, BusinessKnowHow.com


Organizing Your Business And Financial Records
March 27, 2014

Dan Polner, Business Advisor, Stony Brook SBDC


Marketing Your Business On The Internet
March 12, 2014

Henry Bramwell, President, Visionary Graphics


The Affordable Healthcare Act
December 4, 2013

Kathleen Brennan, President, 360 Insurance Services


Government Procurement and the Business Resource Roundtable
September 25, 2013

Jennifer Jackson, US Small Business Administration

Khadijeh Abdullah, US DHS Federal Emergency Management Agency

Ritu Wackett, Stony Brook Small Business Development Center


Technology Grants for Small Business
May 29, 2013

Lisa Kurek, Managing Partner, BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting

Jeffrey Brogan, Ph.D, CEO, Mesoscribe Technologies

Michael Furey, Manager of Research Partnerships, BNL/DOE

James Hainfeld, Ph.D, Nanoprobes, Inc.

Pavel Osten, Ph.D, Associate Prof., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Founder, Ceterra, Inc.

Jesus Soriano, National Science Foundation

Exporting: Doing Business Internationally
May 15, 2013

Pierre Lespinasse, SBDC Business Advisor

 Understanding Social Media Marketing
May 9, 2013

Basil Puglisi, PMG Interactive


 AARP Long Island Entrepreneur Symposium
April 23, 2013

Ritu Wackett, Business Advisor, SBDC

Richard Auerberach, Esq.

April 25, 2013

Scott Dorrohn, fishbat- Digital Marketing Agency

Health Care Reform- 2013 Conference
February 20, 2013

Gregg Pajak, President, Wizdom Tree Solutions, Inc.

Small Business Technology Programs
September 12, 2012

Colleen Gibney, SBIR Program Director, ITAC

Anil Dhundale, PhD, Executive Director, Long Island High Technology Incubator

Lisa Broughton, Suffolk County Department of Economic Development
         Suffolk County 2012 Program List

Jeffrey Brogan, PhD, CEO, MesoScribe Technologies, Inc.

Internet Solutions for Small Business Series - Summer 2012

Business On-The-Go
July 10, 2012

Jonathan Jacobs, CMO, Digital Natives Group

June 12, 2012

Josepf Haslam, DragonSearch   (Presentation Deck)
       Slide Show       NY State SBDC Presentations on DragonSearch's Blog

Designing Your Website
June 6, 2012

Henry Bramwell, President, Visionary Graphics


Small Business Technology Programs
April 25, 2012

Colleen Gibney, SBIR Program Director, ITAC

Anil Dhundale, PhD, Executive Director, Long Island High Technology Incubator

Lisa Broughton, Suffolk County Department of Economic Development
         Suffolk County 2012 Program List


 Teaming on Long Island for Success
February 14, 2012

Jaime Moore, LIFT RAILS Overview

Pina Campagna, Patent and Trademark Basics

CJ Erickson, Trademark Protection Through US Customs and Border Protection

Toni Corsini, Small Business International and Export Opportunities


  2011/2012 NYSERDA New Energy Series

February 8, 2011

Ashley Hunt-Martorano, Renewable Energy Long Island (ReLI)

Jeffrey K. Saelens, Ph.D., Regional Director, Stony Brook SBDC

Hydrodgen and Natural Gas
March 16, 2011

Dr. Robert Rimick, Director, Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center

Joanna Underwood, President, Energy Vision

Mark Toscano, Energy Manager, Brookhaven National Lab (BNL)

David Wolff, Regional Sales Manager, Proton Energy Systems

Dan Connors, Consultant, Connecticut Center for Advanced Energy

Rita Ebert, Greater LI Clean Cities Coalition

Geothermal Energy
April 13, 2011

Dave Cordis, Cheif Operating Officer, GeoEnergy Enterprises

John Franceschina, Director of Commercial Programs, Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

Ashley Hunt-Martorano, Renewable Energy Long Island (ReLI)

John Ryner, Senior Project Manager, P.W. Grosser Consulting Inc.

Solar and Wind
May 11, 2011

David Schieren, Empower Energy Solutions

Dan Connors, Renewable Energy Strategies, LLC

Wyldon King Fishman, New York Solar Society

Robert Hotz, SunEnergy Americas, Inc.

Gordian Raacke, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Long Island (ReLI)
              Climate Crisis =  Economic Opportunity
              Small Wind Technology

Carol Murphy, Alliance for Clean Energy New York, Inc.

Paul Rich, Deepwater Wind, LLC

June 8, 2011

Steven J. Levy, Managing Director, Sprague Energy Corp.

Brian Appel, Chief Executive Officer, Changing World Technologies, Inc.

Devinder Mahajan, Ph.D., Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Center for BioEnergy Research and Development

Tom Torre, CFO & Vice President, Metro Biofuels, LLC

Business Plan Development, Incentives and Funding Options
June 29, 2011

Gloria Glowacki, Associate Regional Director, Stony Brook SBDC

Pravina Raghavan, New York Regional Director, US Small Business Administration (SBA)

Michael Shimazu, Project Manager, Clean Energy Research and Market Development, New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Nicole Christian, President NJC Consulting
             ABC's of Grant Writing






Upcoming Events 

Please click on the workshop you are interested in for more information.  For a full Google Calendar of Events, please visit www.stonybrook.edu/sbdc/events.

Selling to the Government

February 23, 2017
*Workshop Full - Please call

World-Class Branding for Small Business
March 9, 2017

Selling to the Government: An Overview
March 14, 2017

Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
March 29, 2017

What You Need to Know About Your Credit: The Facts and the Myths
April 6, 2017

Key Elements of Success: How to Make Sure Your Business is on the Right Track
April 20, 2017

Business Basics
April 27, 2017
*please contact 631-399-1511x 240 to register 

Women's Empowerment Circle
May 4, 2017
5:30pm-8:00 pm
*workshop is full

QuickBooks Basics
May 8, 15, 22  2017
9am -11am
Call to Register
*workshop full
*taking waiting list
  for fall workshop only

Business Basics
May 10, 2017
*Please contact 631-273-7883x132 to register

How To Write A Business Plan
May 17, 2017
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Insurance For Small Business
June 7, 2017
*please contact 631-273-7883x132 to register

Navigating the World of Small Business Loans
June 14, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Financial Management For Small Business
June 21, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
*please contact 631-273-7883x132

Would You Do Business With You?
June 22, 2017

Selling to the Government
June 21, 2017
10:30 am-12:00 noon

QuickBooks Basics
July 10,17 and 31, 2017
** call 631-632-9837 to register
**limited seating 

Selling to the Government
August 16, 2017
10:00 am-12:30 pm
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