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Panel of NBIA Members Makes Strong Case for Business Incubation

New businesses are well-advised to take advantage of the business incubation opportunities before them, a panel of three NBIA members told an audience in Santa Clarita, Calif., recently.

Incubators provide business advice and access to capital more easily than entrepreneurs are likely to find on their own, the panel told the group assembled at the Small Business Development Center at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif. But they provide more than those things, the trio said. Incubation programs can lead to new ideas and innovative collaborations, sometimes arrived at over lunch or a chance meeting in an incubator’s common space.

The panel comprised Stan P. Tomsic, entrepreneur in residence at PortTechLA in San Pedro., Calif.; Mark Lieberman, director of the Business Technology Center of Los Angeles County in Monterey Park, Calif.; and Joey Briglio, sustainable business developer at Ventura Ventures Technology Center in Ventura, Calif.

The panel discussion came just weeks after the Santa Clarita city council voted to establish a business incubator as part of its economic development master plan.

Click here to read more in The Santa Clarita Valley Signal.

The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) is the world’s leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. Each year, it provides thousands of professionals with information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies. An elected, voting board of directors representing the world's leading incubators governs the association.

The New Jersey Business Incubation Network (NJBIN) is a collaborative statewide community of business experts, resources and facilities dedicated to enhancing the commercial success of early-stage entrepreneurial companies, growing higher paying jobs in New Jersey and supporting the Economic Growth Strategy for the State.

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