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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

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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

Article Language: English

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

Article Language: English

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

Article Language: English

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

Article Language: English

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

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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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Riding the Small Business Roller Coaster

Article Language: English
May 24, 2022,

As we close out what some call “Small Business Month,” it’s a good time to check in on how small business owners feel and what they think about their future prospects.

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11 Questions To Cover During a Midyear Check-In

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May 17, 2022,

From asking about short and long-term goals to identifying top-performing employees, there are several questions to cover during a midyear check-in.

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9 AAPI Business Owners Share Their Secrets To Success

Article Language: English
May 12, 2022,

From adopting solid business practices to working with a goal-oriented mindset, there are several success secrets shared by AAPI business owners.

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Social Selling Success

Article Language: English
May 10, 2022,

Social media has increasingly become a more important channel for retail sales, so it’s even more an imperative to make social commerce a part of your sales strategy.

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