The SBDC program is a state-wide initiative administered by SUNY, which focuses on providing management and technical assistance to start-up companies and existing businesses.
Its mission of delivering business expertise to communities to capitalize on makes it a natural ally of New Paltz’s School of Business, which in addition to hosting regional service organizations like The Business Institute and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, also offers courses and concentrations that emphasize business planning and entrepreneurship.
“We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to host the SBDC satellite office within the School of Business,” said Dean of the School of Business Kristin Backhaus. “As we grow our entrepreneurship program, the SBDC is a perfect partner, providing synergies that will benefit all of us.”
The Mid-Hudson SBDC has supported businesses in Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties since it was established in 1985. Their record of success speaks for itself: more than 19,000 business advisory partnerships, guiding more than $600 million in investment in the regional economy, with services provided free of charge.