Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. But as a small business owner, you face unique challenges. From attracting new clients to developing strategic marketing plans that blow your competition out of the water--all with a small business budget--you've got a lot on your plate.

 

SmallBiz Ally began with your needs in mind.  To help take some of it off your overflowing plate so you can focus on doing the things that really matter in moving your business forward. 

 

We don't just talk the talk of understanding small business struggles and solutions, we've been walking the path of small business ownership ourselves for more than twenty years.  Having been there, we bring a unique understanding and empathetic perspective of the day-to-day challenges you face to everything we do with you. 

 

Couple that with hundreds of small business consultations and inspiring success stories under our belt, and you'll see we've got the secret sauce you need to propel your business forward.

 

It is the culmination of that experience driven by the passion to help small businesses succeed that allows us to understand your needs and budget and help meet one without exceeding the other.

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

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Stephanie Sokenis

OWNER/FOUNDER

Certificates & Accreditations

  • ​Accredited Small Business Consultant

  • Certified SCORE Mentor

  • Certified Virtual Facilitator

  • Certified SBA Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB)

  • Certified SBA Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel

  • Grant Writing, University of Georgia

  • Core Certification: Constant Contact

  • FLMI: Fellow, Life Management Institute

  • Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management

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Professional & Community Service

  • Association of Small Business Consultants
  • Georgia Chamber Small Business Advisory Council

  • Vice Pres., Long Island Public Library Board of Trustees 

  • Director, Long Island Community Council 

  • President, Rotary Club, Long Island, NY

  • Treasurer, JFK Memorial Park Foundation, Long Island, NY

  • President, Parent-Teacher Association, Long Island, NY

  • Director, Long Island Chamber of Commerce

Recognition, Awards

& Honors

  • ​Woman of Distinction Award, Town of Oyster Bay

  • Woman of Distinction Award, NY State Senate

  • You Make a Difference Award, Boys & Girls Club

  • President’s Award, Community Council

  • Woman of Distinction Award, NY State Assembly

  • Outstanding Service Award, NY Chamber of Commerce

  • Jane Skrzypek Leadership Award, Regional PTA

  • Paul Harris Fellow Designation, Rotary International