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The Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors® (BNAR) in partnership with the National Association of Realtors has provided the Fillmore Corridor Neighborhood Coaltion (FCNC) with one of this year’s 2015 Smart Growth Action Grant awards. Read the full article
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Daemen's Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement will begin a new version of its program -- held at least once a year -- on Tuesday, March 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Matt Urban Hope Center at 385 Paderewski Drive. The seven-week program will take place every Tuesday until April 28 and aim to take entrepreneurs and their ideas and get them to the point where they can write a viable business plan, said Sharon Benz, assistant director of the Daemen center. Read the full article
Does your business have a social mission? Is your business venture motivated by more than profits? Do you want to start a “triple bottom line” business, to pursue both social impact and financial self-sufficiency? The SBDC at SUNY Buffalo State provides assistance for entrepreneurs seeking to directly address social and environmental problems through their business. Read the full article
The Small Business Development Center at SUNY Buffalo State now offers workshops on the topic of social enterprise, on the fourth Friday of each month. Social Enterprise 101 will introduce you to SBDC’s Social Enterprise Services and to the following four areas of training: Social business planning; Legal form for social entrepreneurs: the NYS Benefit Corporation; Social impact measurement and reporting; Financing your social enterprise. Read the full article