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Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook University

What We Offer

  • Confidential and no-cost one-on-one counseling with our NYS Certified business counselors
  • On-site assistance available-at your business location
  • Workshops offered on key topics and areas of specific concern for business owners
  • Resources at the Research Network that can assist with market information, industry trends, sample business plans, etc.

Online Appointment

Lo Que Ofrecemos

  • Asesoramiento confidencial y sin costo uno a uno con nuestros asesores comerciales certificados de NYS
  • Asistencia disponible en el locación de su empresa
  • Talleres ofrecidos sobre temas clave y áreas de preocupación específica para dueños de negocios
  • Recursos en la Red de Investigaci ón que pueden ayudar con información de mercado, tendencias de industria, ejemplos de planes de negocios, etc.

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Netgocios Hispanos 2019

 The Hispanic initiative has been generously sponsored by Bank of America. We are proud to partner with them on this economic intitative.

Bank of America Hispanic Initiative Presentations En Español

Bank of America Hispanic Initiative Award Ceremony

Si piensa iniciar tu empresa o deseas fortalecer y hacer crecer la que  tienes, programa una cita ya! Nuestra Consejera de Negocios Certificada  por el Estado de Nueva York Jacqueline R Franco te asistirá.
Investigación de Mercado
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  Grow-NY Food & Agriculture Business Competition Application Deadline: Thursday, July 15, 2021
The Grow-NY competition is for start-ups with growth potential in food and agriculture. Applicants must be an established business entity in the food, beverage, and/or agriculture space. Examples of food and agriculture startups include, but are not limited to, companies that: Research and design new crop varieties; Offer new methods and/or tools to support the efficient growing, monitoring, and harvesting of crops and livestock; Offer new and/or improved methods for producing, preparing, and packaging food and beverage products or ingredients; Represent high-growth opportunities for new and innovative food and beverage products or ingredients. 

Directory of Resources for Minority Businesspersons
For more information, click here

Stony Brook SBDC Technology Enhancement Program Tech Enhancement Logo

Identify, Track and Engage a Loyal Customer Base with free Technology Enhancement Assistance

Who is Your Trending Customer Base?
How are You Reaching This Audience?

Tech Focus:

  • Digital Menus
  • App-Based Ordering
  • Server VS Tablet

Contact SBDC For Free Online Appointment

Stony Brook University - Suffolk County Forward Programs
Small Business Tech Enhancement Program:
The SBDC has partnered with Suffolk County Forward Program and Stony Brook University Colleges of Business and Engineering to assist Suffolk County small business owners enhance online technology capabilities. The Technology Enhancement Program will assess small businesses’ current technology profile, pinpoint needs, and assist in developing solutions.
For more information on all Suffolk County Forward programs, visit the Stony Brook University College of Business Website.

This Week's TECHTalk

Jeff Bezos' space venture Blue Origin auctioned off a seat on its first crewed spaceflight scheduled on July 20 for $28 million. The winning bidder will be joined by Bezos himself along with his brother Mark on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Read   here  to learn more.

Interested in space tech? Contact us to learn more along with available technology solutions to help you survive and grow your business on Earth.

This Week's Rec

Hire a   robot dog  to be your butler. 

SBA Disaster Loan and PPP Scams
During these economically difficult times, please be on the lookout for grant fraud, loan fraud, and phishing!

New Things Taxpayers Should Consider as They Get Ready to File Taxes in 2021
When people get ready to file their federal tax return there are new things to consider when it comes to which credits to claim and what deductions to take. These things can affect the size of any refund the taxpayer may receive.






SBA Disaster Assistance

SBA Disaster Assistance through the Stony Brook SBDC in Response to the Corona Virus

              Online Appointment

A Business Advisor will help you through the abundance of resources available for your particular business/industry.

COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program Open, Effective Thursday, June 10th, 2021
The COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program provides grant funding to small and micro businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations impacted by the pandemic. Learn more on our Disaster Relief page

Employee Retention Credit
Tax incentives for keeping employees on the payroll if your business:

  • Has 500 or fewer employees;
  • Was at least partly closed due to a government order OR the business’s revenue declined by 20% or more for any
  • quarter this year; AND
  • You kept employees on the payroll: You may be eligible for 2021 employee retention tax credits of up to $28,000 per employee. And the longer you keep your employees on payroll, the more benefits you are eligible to receive.

Learn more here

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Application Portal
The U.S. Small Business Administration  has reopened the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal, effective Monday, April 26th, 2021 at 12PM EST. Applicants will need a smartphone and a multi-factor authenticator app to register and apply. Click here to be directed to the SVOG application portal.

Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is preparing to launch the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) as part of its continued effort to support Veterans seeking retraining and economic opportunities in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. VA in partnership with the Department of Labor published a list of high-demand occupations. The list is available here and includes healthcare, education, media, engineering, and high tech opportunities.

SBA to Increase Lending Limit for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Starting the week of April 6, 2021, the SBA is raising the loan limit small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 EIDL program. To learn more, click here

PPP & EIDL Borrowers Now Eligible for the New York Forward Loan Fund
The New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is an economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small residential landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE. 
To learn if you are eligible and to apply, click here

SBA Extends Deferment Period for all COVID-19 EIDL and Other Disaster Loans until 2022

  • All SBA disaster loans made in calendar year 2020, including COVID-19 EIDL, will have a first payment due date extended from 12-months to 24-months from the date of the note.
  • All SBA disaster loans made in calendar year 2021, including COVID-19 EIDL, will have a first payment due date extended from 12-months to 18-months from the date of the note.

Learn more here

USDA Announces ‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’ to Distribute Resources
The USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers, and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market disruptions. The new initiative, known as the USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers, will reach a broader set of producers than in previous COVID-19 aid programs. Learn more here

  New York State Directory of Small Business Programs

  SBA Coronavirus Small Business Financial Assistance Programs and Resources

For more complete information, click each of the programs below:

  1. Paycheck Protection Program
  2. New Economic Injury Disaster Loan
  3. SBA Debt Relief
  4. SBA Express Bridge Loans

Pursuit provides businesses with  affordable loans and resources  so that they can transform and grow. Check out their   COVID-19 Resource Center .

New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF)

Federal Reserve Board Expands its Main Street Lending Program to Allow More Small and Medium-sized Businesses to Be Able to Receive Support

Town of Brookhaven IDA

30/60/90 Day Plan - A comprehensive plan for pivoting your business during COVID-19. Authored by Stony Brook SBDC business advisor Willa Smith

Additional COVID-19 Resources for Businesses


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