The SBDC at Farmingdale State College plays a key role in economic development by providing free, high-quality, technical and management assistance to start-up and existing small businesses. Talented, certified SBDC business advisors are ready to counsel and train you to make your business succeed.
Through direct, one-on-one counseling, the SBDC provides a range of management and technical assistance services and information, including:
Business Plan Development
COVID Resources Assistance
Lauren joined the Farmingdale SBDC in 2019. Before arriving at the SBDC, Lauren was the Associate Director of the LaGuardia Community College Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), where she helped small businesses understand government contracting and how to market their goods and services to the government. In recognition of her expertise in government procurement assistance, Lauren earned her Certified Procurement Professional Certificate from the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers in 2016. Lauren has a history of working with small businesses on many levels and environments.
While she worked in the Office of the President at the American University in Cairo, Lauren dedicated her time to working with Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women. The program was designed to provide female entrepreneurs in Egypt with best practices to develop their businesses. In addition, while she worked for Tony Blair at the Office of the Quartet Representative in Jerusalem, Lauren helped small businesses in the city find partnerships and funding.
Lauren holds her Bachelor’s degree in political science from Barnard College and her Master’s in economic development from Columbia University.