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Upcoming Events

12 DEC 2018

Why Should I Buy? - Mastering Your Sales Pitch

The University at Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St, 1st Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
8:30AM - 10:30AM

Pete and Rachel Petrella are sales and business development professionals with over 35 years of combined experience. They will help you answer the question that your potential customers or clients will ask - "Why should I buy?" This interactive session will help you understand tactics such as how to leverage your network, what is your perfect market, and how to determine "fit" for your product or service with your customer or client base.


Pete - Managing Director at Viaduct and Director of Enterprise Sales at Acara Solutions

Rachel - Business Development Partnership Manager at Paychex

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-should-i-buy-mastering-your-sales-pitch-tickets-52324611321

18 DEC 2018

Year-End Tax Tips & Budgeting for 2019

M&T Bank - Room A1, 1 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
8:30AM - 10:30AM

Want to know how to build a budget and forecast your expenses for the year? Attend this session hosted by M&T Bank and Lumsden McCormick to learn how to build a budget and set yourself up for success in 2019. This workshop will be presented by Aurelius Chaves, Jim Lougen, and Josh Obrochta of M&T Bank, and Mark Stack of Lumsden McCormick.

They will cover the importance of having a good sense of your financials before year-end so you can make decisions related to tax liability. 2018 is coming to a close, so it's time to get serious about closing your books and getting ready for a successful new year! Come learn about the items for small business owners to complete at year-end.

RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/are-you-prepared-for-2019-year-end-tax-tips-and-budgeting-for-2019-tickets-53347236019

08 JAN 2019

Innovation Work Session for Small Business

The University at Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St, 1st Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
8:30AM - 10:30AM

Creativity isn't some mysterious ability that only a few people possess. Creativity is a skill. Just like you learned to ride a bicycle, you can learn how to be creative. You can turn on your creativity at will instead of waiting for ideas to happen. Bring a challenge you are facing in your small business. Leave with hundreds of ideas for solving it.

Dr. Roger Firestien is the Senior Faculty Member at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo State and President of Innovation Resources, Inc. Roger is the author and co-author of five books, including "Leading on the Creative Edge" and "Why didn't I think of that?" His expert views on creativity have been reported in Fast Company and The New York Times.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovation-work-session-for-small-business-tickets-53110551088

15 JAN 2019

Storytelling For Your Business

The University at Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St, 1st Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
5:00PM - 7:00PM

In this Ignite Buffalo workshop, 43North's Director of Media and Public Relations Nate Benson will take you through the world of content and how it can unlock more potential for your small business. Nate will talk about the types of content you can create for your small business and how to do it!


RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/storytelling-for-your-business-tickets-51551921184

17 JAN 2019

Your Business & Human Resources

The University at Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St, 1st Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA
8:30AM - 10:30AM

This informative session will be hosted by Tim Finney of Alcott HR, who will discuss some of the responsibilities you have as an employer. HR Best practices will be shared.

Topics include:


Employee Life Cycle
Payroll/Wage and Hour Issues NYS Update: Min Wage, PFL, Sexual Harassment Prevention
Employee Manual Considerations
Compliance
Developing an HR Strategy for Your Company/Outsource?
Tim Finney is a Director at Alcott HR, one of the nation's leading Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) providing a total Human Resources (HR) outsourcing solution. He has over 20 years of experience in the HR industry including roles in management, leadership, and business development.


RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/your-business-and-human-resources-tickets-53099114882