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Rochester Business Journal 25

Rochester’s homegrown public companies are leaders nationally and internationally. But their local contributions–to employment, the economy and the community–are what really hit home. This publication is devoted to systematically measuring and analyzing their performance. The Rochester Business Journal 25 consists ...

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Rochester Business Journal 25

The complexities and drama of competition and leadership are common threads in the literature capturing the hearts and minds of today’s executives. An informal survey of the reading habits of those running the Rochester Business Journal 25 shows that workplace ...

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Rochester Business Journal 25

1. Xerox Corp.[1] $794 $6.44 $17,837 $38,585 18.23 4.5 Xerox Square Rochester, N.Y. 14644 423-5090 Designs, develops, manufactures and markets document-processing products and systems 2. Eastman Kodak Co. 554[2,3] 1.63 13,557 14,968 32.67 4.1 343 State St. Rochester, N.Y. 14650 ...

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Here’s a quiz to test
your readiness for ownership

Starting a business is risky at best, but your chances of succeeding will improve if you understand the problems you are likely to encounter, and have them worked out before you start. The first question you need to answer is ...

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Consultants, firms weigh
benefits of trade shows

But are trade shows worth the time and expense for the small-business owner or consultant who operates on a tight budget and a tight margin, and is probably wondering how many phone calls are being missed at home? The answer ...

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Small Business Resource Guide

Quick: How many small businesses operate in this country? If your guess was close to the 21.5 million total that the U.S. Small Business Administration estimates, you also may know that that figure is up 50 percent over 1982. Small ...

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Small Business Resource Guide

Many people fantasize at one time or another about going into business and being their own boss. Now a growing number of Americans are turning fantasy into reality. In an economic climate that encourages and nurtures entrepreneurship, hundreds of thousands ...

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Small Business Resource Guide

(Continued from previous page) 4. Balance your books. Experts agree that a comprehensive and understandable bookkeeping system is one of the most basic requirements of a successful business. While very few entrepreneurs enjoy the number-crunching aspects of running an operation, ...

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Small Business Resource Guide

(Continued from previous page) 7. Hire the right people. Employees are one of the most valuable assets your business can have. Their cooperation, enthusiasm and well-being can make the difference between a mediocre and an outstanding business. Untrained, unmotivated employees ...

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Small Business Resource Guide

(Continued from previous page) 10. Do not be afraid to ask for help. Turning to outside specialists to help avoid or solve problems is standard operating procedure for large companies. Yet with the exception of accountants and attorneys, many small-business ...

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Small Business Resource Guide

Each offers pros and cons that should be carefully weighed by would-be small-business people, preferably using the advice of an attorney and an accountant. Though each of the three forms of organization has specific characteristics, they “are not black and ...

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Small Business Resource Guide

Many people mistakenly assume that a successful business plan should dazzle their readers with complicated technical jargon, complex corporate structures and fierce non-disclosure pledges. Yet the truth is that this type of approach actually can alienate potential investors, who may ...

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Small Business Resource Guide

ADA Collaborative Rochester Center for Independent Living 758 South Ave. Rochester, N.Y. 14620 461-3250 Fax: 271-8558 Contact: Tim Weider American Heart Association Genesee Valley Region 797 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, N.Y. 14620 461-5590 Fax: 461-5291 Contact: Colleen Romeo Association for the ...

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Small Business Resource Guide

SBA Publications — Emerging Business Series “Transferring Management/Family Businesses” (EB01/$3) “Marketing Strategies for Growing Businesses” (EB02/$3) “Management Issues for Growing Businesses” (EB03/$3) “Human Resource Management for Growing Businesses” (EB04/$3) “Audit Checklist for Growing Businesses” (EB05/$3) “Strategic Planning for Growing Businesses” ...

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Commercial Lending

MARINE MIDLAND BANK N.A. 1 Marine Midland Plaza Rochester, N.Y. 14639 238-7112 Local head of operations: Kathleen Whelehan Parent company: HSBC Holdings plc Year established locally: 1823 Number of employees in the Rochester area: 500 Bank specialties: Full-service commercial bank ...

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