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The Women’s Business Center of New York State is getting ready to start our seventeenth year of serving upstate New York Women Entrepreneurs. We provide the tools and resources necessary to help women entrepreneurs launch and expand successful companies in our communities. Also we provide services to area women entrepreneurs at every stage of business development through one on one counseling,…

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11 Surefire Ways to Save Time on Social Media

Social media is powerful for small businesses.  But while it may be free to use the majority of social media features, there’s still a cost. That cost is time. It can eat hours every week of your time or that of someone on your team. Here are 11 surefire ways you can save time on your social media marketing and…

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October is National Women’s Small Business Month

October is National Women’s Small Business Month, a perfect time to highlight the many accomplishments of women entrepreneurs and small business owners across the nation, as well as right here in our own community. As the Director of a women’s business center (WBC) located in Utica, NY.  I want to highlight what the Women’s Business Center Program does for entrepreneurs….

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Minority & Women Entrepreneurs Are Invited To Opening Doors to Government ContractingOpening Contracting

When:  Tuesday, October 10, 2017 · 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Where:  SUNY Polytechnic Student Center, 5701 Horatio St, Utica 13502 Cost:  $10.00 per person Register by October 6, 2017 2017 Opening Doors to Government Conference AGENDA 8:30 a.m. Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors 9:00 a.m. Welcome – Dr. William Durgin, SUNY Polytechnic Institute Provost 9:05 a.m. The Value of Selling to…

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SBA is Hiring Staff to Help with Disaster Response

A variety of temporary positions are available nationwide  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is hiring temporary employees to assist with the agency’s disaster recovery efforts at several locations across the country.  Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have caused massive devastation, and the SBA is staffing up to respond to the increased flow of disaster loan applications from homeowners, renters…

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“P.O.W.E.R.” (A New Twist on the “Inspiring Success Retreat”)

P.O.W.E.R., which stands for “Powerful, Optimistic Women Entrepreneurs Retreat,” is presented and hosted by Women TIES, LLC, in conjunction and sponsorship with two other Central New York female entrepreneurs—Gwen Webber-McLeod, President of Gwen, Inc. and Laura Serway, Co-Owner of Laci’s Tapas Bar—with the intent of gathering women entrepreneurs from diverse business associations across Central New York to a female-only collaborative, community conference…

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IRS Issues Urgent Warning to Beware IRS/FBI-Themed Ransomware Scam

IR-2017-134, Aug. 28, 2017 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today warned people to avoid a new phishing scheme that impersonates the IRS and the FBI as part of a ransomware scam to take computer data hostage. The scam email uses the emblems of both the IRS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It tries to entice users to select…

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Business Training Institute Inc. 2nd Annual Alumni Dinner Meeting

Join us on August 29, 2016 for our Second Annual Alumni Dinner Meeting at Seymour’s Diner & Grill. Past Graduates of the Small Business Training Programs, Women’s Business Center Clients, Business Training Institute, Inc. Clients, Friends & Family are all invited, but please no children Come and enjoy Seymour’s All American BBQ, catch up with us, and learn about“How to…

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Mohawk Valley Networking Event

On June 21st there will be a Mohawk Valley Networking Event at the Oneida Community Golf Club, in Oneida, NY.  We know how great you are! OneSelect is  hosting an opportunity for you to tell others!  Enjoy light refreshments as you network with OneGroup clients, colleagues, and entrepreneurial, fast growing, and emerging companies! Bring your business cards and be ready to…

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Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media

This past Monday evening, eighteen of us attended “Getting Started with Constant Contact” .  We had a great presenter, Scott Mathias, who is the authorized local expert for Constant Contact. Scott is a very energetic, easy to understand presenter.  We all learned so much about email marketing and even some hints about Social Media.  He gave us the steps and short…

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InnovateHER 2017:  Innovating for Women Business Challenge

The SBA Office of Women’s Business Ownership invites all entrepreneurs in the United States to compete for $70,000 in cash prizes SBA is launching the third year of the InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Challenge, a prize competition to showcase the most innovative products and services that impact and empower women’s lives. Through this Challenge, SBA is looking for entrepreneurs to…

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