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Welcome to the WISE newsletter, a program of
The Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University
 

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Event: PCA of CNY Get Acquainted Mixer

Professional Consultants Association
of Central New York, Inc.
Get Acquainted Mixer
Thursday, July 27, 2006
5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Red Barn Winery
7191 Buckley Road • Liverpool, NY
(just South of Hafner’s Corners)
Cost: $10.00


We welcome Central New York professional consultants to meet and talk with members of PCA and to learn more about local wines. Red Barn Winery produces some very nice Finger Lakes wines that we will enjoy tasting along with some delicious hors d’oeuvres from Premier Catering. Soft drinks will be available for those who choose not to participate in the wine tasting.

Please put this on your calendar and make your reservation now. It is important that we know by July 20 how many people will be attending.


Note: Please call Linda at (315) 476-4229 or e-mail her at info@pcaofcny.com by 5 P.M. Thursday, July 20 to make your reservation.

Article: Finding a Quality Business Incubator

With a new business incubator open in Syracuse (the South Side Innovation Center), here is a good article on how to find an incubator that will meet your needs.


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Monday, June 19, 2006

Workshop: Bookkeeper's Boot Camp

The Syracuse Cooperative Federal Credit Union is offering a free workshop:

Bookkeeper's Boot Camp

Ditch your shoebox accounting system and learn the basics to setting up a record keeping and acounting system to run a succesful small business. Inprove your chances of making a profit. Collect information you need to file various tax returns. This workshop focuses on the materials you need to gather to enter information into Quickbooks.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Southwest Economic Business Resource Center
506 W. Onondga St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

Space is limited. Registration Deadline July 7, 2006
Contact Thom Dellwo at 471-116 ext. 217 or Lori Tape at 471-2720 to sign up.


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Book Review: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Victor Lombardi has written a review of the book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Although he didn't like the title, he did like the book. And he highlights what he believes are the five functions of a team from the book:
  • Focus on achievement of collective results
  • Hold one another accountable
  • Commit to decisions and plans of action
  • Engage in unfiltered conflict around ideas
  • Trust one another
From what Lombardi and other say about this book, it sound like it might change how a team functions. Since we are always working in teams (formally or informally), this book could be useful for anyone.