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Finding,keeping partners is a delicate task

Although many entrepreneurs rely on partners to help manage their company, a partnership is the most challenging form of business structure, experts say. “People will interview receptionists more carefully than they will a potential partner,” said David Gage, founder and ...

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Setting up big tents for big events

In 1988, Robert Spatola needed a change from his job as a sales and operations manager at a drug co-op. “It was a situation where I was looking to do something different,” he says. Recognizing the demand for party rental ...

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Don’t give salespeople good reasons to leave

Have you been fired by your salesperson? Whose fault is that? Yours. When a salesperson leaves you for “a better job,” it’s a big red flag. If you say “It’s all their fault,” or “We’re better off without them,” you’re ...

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A design business of one’s own

Ever since she was little, Diane Fitzgerald-Harris wanted to be a designer. Her wish became a reality when she opened a full-service design studio in January of last year. The Fitzgerald-Harris Design studio is located on Fernboro Road in Brighton, ...

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Resources

A TAXING START: On May 16, the SUNY College at Brockport Business Development Center will present a workshop called “A Beginner’s Guide to Taxes for A New Business,” hosted by the Internal Revenue Service’s Business Assistance Center. Participants will discover ...

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Star business owners to be honored in D.C.

Small-business owners across America will be standing a little taller in a few weeks when the U.S. Small Business Administration kicks off the 37th annual celebration of National Small Business Week on May 21. The purpose is to honor all ...

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A home where the puppies can roam

A need for transition and a passion for pets were the reasons Anne Clarkson and Pam DeVogelaere opened Shake A Paw. Six months, 300 puppies and 15 kittens later, the entrepreneurs believe their unique approach to selling animals is catching ...

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MARKETING METHODS: On May 17, the U.S. Small Business Administration and its resource partner, Service Corps of Retired Executives Chapter 23, will give a workshop called “Marketing Techniques for Small Business,” presented by Martin Adams, a former vice president of ...

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Nido Qubein embodies keys to communication

Make the communication before you make the sale.xxxxxxxxxx Nido Qubein is a great communicator. One of the finest communicators in the world. The best part about that is he has dedicated his career to teaching others his expertise, sha ring ...

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Devoted to the pursuit of the hirsute look

Hair styling and replacement methods have come a long way over the years. Traveling with them has been Bill Spitale, eponymous owner of Bill Spitale’s Integrated Hair Systems, located at Winton Place. Spitale, 45, has been a hair stylist for ...

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EXPLORING EXPO 2000: On May 3, the Wayne County Business Council, in partnership with the Wayne Economic Development Corp. and Ultralife Batteries Inc., will present “Business and Industry Expo 2000.” The event will provide Wayne County businesses with a forum ...

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Incubators can support start-ups on every level

Steve Massarsky, founder of the Business Incubation Group in downtown Manhattan, used to manage demanding and ambitious rock stars. Now, he tries to manage demanding and ambitious entrepreneurs in his privately run incubator. “Managing small-business owners is just like managing ...

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Exhibiting a talent for trade shows

Two years ago, after 15 years of working for other people in the trade show industry, Herbert Besaw decided there might be a better way. From all appearances, he has found it. Besaw is one happy businessman since he went ...

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TRANSACTION TIPS: On April 27, the Sunbelt Network will hold a seminar called “The Secrets of Buying or Selling a Business,” presented by its president and founder, Ed Pendarvis. The program is designed for prospective buyers and sellers of privately ...

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CHALLENGING CHARACTERS: On April 25, the Rochester district of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations will present a workshop titled “Dealing With Difficult People.” Through discussion and class exercises, participants will identify undesirable traits and develop strategies to ...

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