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The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching its first online Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network Streetwise MBA program for veterans and their immediate family members who own small businesses in New York, starting in August. It’s the second phase of the Veteran Owned Small Business Growth Training Pilot Program, which the SBA launched earlier this year in New

Daniel Lundquist had barely been running his company for seven months when the state ordered nonessential businesses to shut down. The technology entrepreneur’s firm, Neural Cloud, develops mobile and web applications for businesses, using five contracted engineers. While Lundquist can work remotely, the tech industry is suffering, as clients dropped their contracts.. So when the federal government introduced two

The director of the Small Business Administration’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center in Buffalo is retiring. Colleen Hiam’s retirement will take effect Dec. 31. She oversees a center on South Elmwood Avenue that helps individuals and businesses apply for SBA disaster loans following hurricanes, tornadoes and other major incidents. The center currently has 93 employees. Hiam has served as

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M&T Bank continues to lead the way in both loans and dollars in a key Small Business Administration loan program in the Buffalo-Rochester region. Through the first 10 months of the current federal fiscal year, M&T recorded 170 loans through the SBA’s 7(a) program, with a combined value of $19.9 million. The federally backed loans help businesses that might otherwise

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Buffalo District Office is sponsoring a special entrepreneurial workshop for veterans designed to spur more people to start or run small businesses. The free one-day training program, dubbed “Boots to Business: REBOOT,” will be held at the State University of New York’s Fredonia Technology Incubator, located at 214 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. The program

Big business tends to grab the headlines. Amazon has sparked a fervor over the competition for a second headquarters with 50,000 jobs. Apple turned heads with its pledge to create 20,000 U.S. jobs in the next five years. Small businesses trudge along with less fanfare, but still create most of the jobs in this country. Those smaller employers took a turn in the spotlight when the head of

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