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Business succession requires careful planning

As most readers of this publication know, one of the most remarkable family-business success stories-the nation’s premier maker of pasta sauces-was born in Rochester.   LiDestri Foods is a tale of two families. Founded in 1975, Cantisano Foods grew significantly ...

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Area apple growers weather calamitous conditions

Farming has always been a daunting enterprise. The work is hard and the hours are long. In addition to all the typical production and marketing obstacles faced by other business operators, there is the uncertainty posed by the weather. The ...

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When closure found the small firm down the hall

Closure came to the people in the office down the hall last week, and it wasn’t a pleasant experience for any of us. The final couple of weeks were highlighted by the afternoon when four guys showed up with a ...

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Every week should be ‘Small Business Week’

You may have missed it, but the third week in May was National Small Business Week, as proclaimed by the U.S. Small Business Administration.   One reason you may have missed it is that these businesses-dry cleaners, light manufacturers, carpenters, ...

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The SBA can help firms boost summer business

This summer, let's make sure you and your fellow small-business owners are prepared to support and be a part of our growing travel and tourism industry.

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Let’s welcome entrepreneurs to the United States

In this era of globalization, what we need are immigration laws that grant points to potential immigrants based not on their family status but on the skills they possess.

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My project did not use a dime of taxpayer money

Like all of us in small business, all I ask is to keep government out of our pockets, keep the unions off our backs and let free enterprise bring back New York to the Empire State it once was.

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