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Mentoring program launched for entrepreneurs, small businesses

Rochester Business Journal
January 31, 2014

A mentoring program for New York entrepreneurs and small businesses was unveiled Thursday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Business Mentor New York is free to users. The program is funded in part through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the Empire State Development Corp., officials said.

The initiative aims to help small businesses turn a good idea into a sustainable business so they can create new economic opportunities in communities across the state, Cuomo said in a statement.

The program connects owners of small businesses to volunteers in the private sector for help with specific problems, officials said.

Business Mentor New York can become one of the largest integrated networks in the nation, Cuomo said.

It includes attorneys, accountants, business consultants, successful entrepreneurs and other experts in finance, retail, communications and information technology, human resources and staffing, public relations, sales and marketing, officials said.

“I applaud our volunteer mentors who are dedicating their time to help their fellow New Yorkers,” Cuomo said.

A website for Business Mentor New York will launch this spring, officials said.

For details, contact Amy Greenstein by email at

(c) 2014 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email

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