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KEEPING TRACK: On July 17, the Internal Revenue Service, SUNY College at Brockport’s Small Business Development Center and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance will co-host a seminar about recordkeeping. It will be held from 6 to ...

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Business-related books illuminate work issues

Even if you are one of the lucky business owners taking a vacation this summer, you never really stop thinking about your business. So you might as well take along a business-related book to hide behind when your kids ask ...

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Pizzeria reaches potential downtown

Anthony Natalie Jr. says the decision to open a pizzeria downtown came naturally. His father and brother are both restaurateurs, so when he discovered an available location for a Main Street eatery, he enlisted Edward Frusci-whose background spanned aspects of ...

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Fast follow-up is key to success at trade shows

After the trade show is over, how do I follow up? Fast. I was at the Book Expo in Chicago last week. Customers and prospects everywhere. There were companies whose representatives were e-mailing quotes, confirmations and copies of orders directly ...

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Drawing on his marketable talent

When cartoonist John Kovaleski left Xerox Corp. a few months ago, he resolved to put day jobs behind him. Now officially doing business as John Kovaleski Illustration and Design, he looks forward to a future of days spent at his ...

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NUMERICALLY CHALLENGED? On July 12, the Industrial Management Council will hold a training session called “Budgeting for the Non-Financial Professional” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Training and Development Center, 919 Culver Road. The cost is $190 for ...

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Bulgarian operation pays off for one entrepreneur

When John Hazlewood told one of his advisers he was planning to hire a team of Bulgarians to build and operate his online travel company, “He thought I had totally lost it,” Hazlewood says. Today, with TheStoreMaker.com up and running, ...

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Linking consumers, favorite products

People in search of Hefty bags spurred Suzanne Clarridge to create My Brands Inc. Four years ago, Clarridge got the idea to create a fulfillment business for hard-to-find-products while she was working with Hefty lines in Mobil Chemical Co.’s consumer ...

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WEB SIGHTS:Looking for fashion? Go the Web site for the famous Fashion Institute of Technology. At www.fitnyc.suny.edu, you’ll find notices about symposiums on fashion and design and information about admissions, student life and other academic matters. And don’t forget to ...

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Better customer service will up dot-com profits

How come the smartest people in the world-New Economy dot-com CEOs-are so stupid when it comes to treating their customers like kings and queens? Or even serfs? Because their business model leaves out ease of doing business, human touch and ...

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A Big Apple Shop in the FLower City

Who needs Manhattan? Rochester women who cannot live without the latest creations from Escada, St. John or Badgley Mischka can find them here, says Elizabeth Davis, 57, owner of Juliana’s, a women’s designer apparel store at 2209 Monroe Ave. “We ...

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Technology ventures still can aid small businesses

Two years ago, industry analysts predicted small-business owners would be managing most of their business operations online-including payroll, human resources, marketing and sales. It didn’t happen, and many of the small-business-oriented application service providers went bust. But there are a ...

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BUYING IN: On June 26, the city of Rochester will sponsor a free seminar called, “Business Opportunity Forum.” Budding entrepreneurs are invited to learn how to buy a business or a franchise. There will be two sessions, from 12 to ...

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Leaping into high-speed printing

It took Express Press president Robert Clar some seven years to make up his mind about jumping into fully digital printing. Since he made the leap last year, purchasing a $300,000 12-by-18-inch Indigo NV offset press, he cannot stop talking ...

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Online competition forces others to sell smarter

I was jogging in New York City and passed a long line of people by a movie theater. “Why don’t they just get their tickets on the Internet?” I asked myself. It would save the people from waiting, and the ...

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