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Writing a Business Plan: Your Roadmap to Small Business Success

By Allen Gutierrez on December 12, 2019 Category: SBA News and Views If you’re ready to take the next step and become a small business owner, jot down your ideas on paper and start writing your business plan. This December, we’re celebrating National Write a Business Plan Month and encouraging you to take the first – and most important – step on your…

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10 Things to Do to Close Out Your Year

By Barbara Weltman on December 04, 2019 Category: Industry Word In the final days of December, here are some actions that can help you comply with the law, obtain tax benefits, and position yourself for 2020. During the holiday season, it’s all too easy to focus on sales to customers (for many businesses this is the peak selling season) and spending time with…

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American Express’ 10th Annual Small Business Saturday® Hits a Record High with an Estimated $19.6 Billion in Reported Spending

AN ESTIMATED 110 MILLION SHOPPERS, UP FROM 2018, POSITIVELY IMPACTED COMMUNITIES BY CHOOSING TO SHOP SMALL® ON NOVEMBER 30TH NEW YORK As the holiday shopping season kicks off, shoppers from coast to coast made an impact at small businesses on the 10th annual Small Business Saturday, held on November 30, 2019. New data released today found U.S. shoppers who shopped at…

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Small Business Saturday is November 30, 2019

Hi Shop Small Supporter, We’re excited to announce that you can now download customizable marketing materials in the Shop Small Studio, compliments of American Express. In about 2 minutes, you can create personalized profile pics, an email template, a poster, and more to promote your business and help attract even more customers on Small Business Saturday® on Nov 30. VISIT STUDIO After you customize and…

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Small Business Informationals

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS? DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN? THEN COME TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATIONALS TO LEARN ABOUT OUR UPCOMING SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING PROGRAM:     You need to attend only one session. SEPTEMBER 10TH at 6 PM or SEPTEMBER 11TH at 1 PM or SEPTEMBER 12TH at 9 AM  WHERE:  DELTA MARRIOTT…

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Goal Setting for Increased Revenue and Results

Women TIES Mohawk Valley Luncheon “Goal Setting for Increased Revenue and Results” Sponsored by the Women’s Business Center of New York State Featuring: Michelle Shauger, Regional Vice President Primerica When:  Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Time:  11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location:  Aqua Vino, 16 Harbor Lock Rd, Utica, NY 13502 Reservations due: April 23 $29.00 (Member Price: Meeting, Networking, Lunch,…

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North Country Seminar: Website Strategy & Management

REGISTER FOR WATERTOWN – October 30th 9am – Noon REGISTER FOR LOWVILLE – October 30th 3pm – 6pm “Website Strategy and Management” is the first of four upcoming live seminars in both Watertown and Lowville on October 30th. “Marketing 101” is a live marketing series for small or medium-sized businesses and nonprofits to learn how to effectively market themselves in the…

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Protecting Sensitive Business and Customer Data: Practical Identity Safety Practices for Your Business

A free webinar for small businesses Presented by the Federal Trade Commission & Internal Revenue Service When:  Thursday, February 1, 2018 Time: 1:00 pm Eastern | 12:00 pm Central | 11:00 am Mountain | 10:00 am Pacific | 9:00 am Alaska | 8:00 am Hawaii Identity thieves target small businesses to steal passwords, bank account information, Social Security numbers and…

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Here are four great resources for “Business Plan” Tools

1.   Palo Alto Software – LivePlan. Helps businesses to Pitch, plan, and track their business. Anywhere! Visit liveplan.com 2.   Guided Business Plan – An entrepreneur education firm that publishes books to simplify business plans and growth strategies. Visit guidedbusinessplan.com 3.   DreamBuilder – A free online learning program for women who want to start or grow their own small business. Establishes the building blocks needed for a Business Plan….

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Blogging Success Strategies for 2018

This program was done by speaker Jenna Caputo in Albany last year and it was FANTASTIC! We had so many excellent reviews we wanted to bring it to the Mohawk Valley and appreciate Jenna driving in from Albany to deliver it. The blog was independently invented by Ian Ring, in 1997 and became more popular around 2001. Fifteen years later…

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