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Free Business Law Advice

The Western New York Law Center’s Small Business Legal Clinic - Free legal services for Entrepreneurs and Small businesses Click here for Small Business Legal Clinic Drop In Hours... Read more
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Turning Your Hobby Into A Business

If you are not among those blessed with a job you enjoy, you may consider making a business out of your hobby.  Entrepreneurs often make a living doing what they enjoy.  However... Read more

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Pricing Your Product/Service

An often complex business decision is how to price your product so that you can maximize your earnings. In order to do so, several factors must be considered and understood. Read more

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Buying a Small Business

The risks of business failure are greatest with a start-up business. They should be somewhat less if the start-up business is part of a proven franchise. The risks are lowest with... Read more

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Courage and the Well-Employed

Those who take the greatest risks – those who have the most to lose - require the greatest courage.  This message is for the “well-employed”. These are the people who take the... Read more

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Courage and the Well-Employed

Those who take the greatest risks – those who have the most to lose - require the greatest courage.  This message is for the “well-employed”. These are the people who take the... Read more

Article

Turning Your Hobby Into A Business

If you are not among those blessed with a job you enjoy, you may consider making a business out of your hobby.  Entrepreneurs often make a living doing what they enjoy.  However... Read more

Article

Pricing Your Product/Service

An often complex business decision is how to price your product so that you can maximize your earnings. In order to do so, several factors must be considered and understood. Read more

Article

Buying a Small Business

The risks of business failure are greatest with a start-up business. They should be somewhat less if the start-up business is part of a proven franchise. The risks are lowest with... Read more

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Buying a Franchise

The growth of fast-food enterprises, convenience stores, and a myriad of small businesses over the past 50 years is testimony to the effectiveness of franchising. Although a... Read more

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What To Know About Getting Government Contracts

May 13, 2021,

To help you better understand government contracts, we asked contracting experts and business leaders for their best advice.

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What's Involved in Starting a Partnership?

May 12, 2021,

Learn how to start and maintain a business partnership with two or more people in this article.

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3 Patent Types and How to File for a Small Business Patent

May 12, 2021,

A patent helps protect the mechanisms, principles, and components of an invention. We break down different types of patents and give you tips to file your own.

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The Growing Importance of Employee Training

May 11, 2021,

Employee training not only teaches your team how to do something better but benefits your company and is a powerful tool for employee retention.

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