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The Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University
 

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Events: Women's Entrepreneurial Training Network

From the Oswego County web site:

WNET [Women's Entrepreneurial Training Network] is part of a nationwide roundtable for women business owners, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Through networking, presentations and information sharing, WNET provides professional development and personal growth for women business owners.

WNET is coordinated locally by Operation Oswego County, with assistance from SUNY Oswego Institute for Professional and Organizational Development, SUNY Oswego’s Center for Business and Community Development, BeautiControl, Jody Frawley Advertising and Promotion, Oliver B. Paine Greenhouses and the SBA.

Programs run from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The registration fee of $10 for members or $12 for non-members per meeting covers breakfast and program. Annual member dues are $10 per year.

PLEASE NOTE: All programs are held at the SUNY Oswego Institute for Professional and Organizational Development in the Oswego County Industrial Park, Phoenix (exit 14, state Route 481).

Fall 2006 Program Schedule:
  • Sept. 7: “Brainstorming Your Business” moderated by members of the Lead Team
  • Oct. 5: "Writing an Effective Press Release” by Tim Nekritz, SUNY Oswego
  • Nov. 9: “Sensible Ways to Stay on Top of Your Business Taxes” by Meg Bullis, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County
  • Dec. 7: “On the Spot—Tips for Effective Public Speaking” by Pamela Caraccioli, Caraccioli & Associates
Download a registration form here.

Call 315-343-1545, or email smantaro@oswegocounty.org for more information.

BlogDay 2006: Five CNY blogs you should know about

Today is Blog Day and bloggers are encouraged to recommend "5 new Blogs, Preferably, Blogs different from their own culture, point of view and attitude...." So here are five CNY blogs for you to check out.
The Syracuse Real Food Co-op Blog -- This blog started in September 2005 and includes information about the Co-op and even pictures of the Co-op (including people, food and events).

Alive in CNY -- Alive in CNY is a group blog promoting positive change in Syracuse, N.Y., and the surrounding area.

Cookin' in the 'Cuse -- This person is a real foodie who enjoys cooking, shopping for good foods, and talking about it (with wonderful photos).

CNY in the Pros -- Yes, the Post-Standard has blogs and this one follows Central NY athletes who have made it to the professional ranks.

Groovy Green -- "Groovy Green was started as a way to organize the large amounts of information swirling about the little town of Ithaca, NY concerning renewable energy and sustainable living. Over the past few months, it has branched out to cover national and international news, products, and the people fighting to make a difference in promoting sustainability."


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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Event: Start-Up: The Syracuse Entrepreneur's Bootcamp

The Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management will be offering the third annual "START-UP: The Syracuse Entrepreneur's Bootcamp" beginning Oct. 14. The six-Saturday bootcamp is focused, intense, and packed with useful material. The course is tailored to aspiring entrepreneurs in the Syracuse area and answers questions such as the following:
  • What is a good business concept?
  • How can I determine if my idea is a good one?
  • Do I really need a business plan and, if so, how can I write a great one?
  • What do I need to know about my customer and market, and how can I get answers?
  • Where do I get financing?
  • How do I make sense of the numbers, and which numbers really matter?
  • What is a business model, and does my business model make sense?
  • What is guerrilla marketing?
  • Are there ways to do more with marketing while spending less?
  • What does it really take to succeed in business by myself?
  • Where do I go to get the information I need to organize my new business?
A team of experienced faculty and successful entrepreneurs will work with you, providing a fun and interactive experience. They will introduce ideas and concepts, and show how to apply them to your current or potential business. Each participant will receive a Syracuse University Certificate upon completion of the bootcamp.

For more information -- including information on scholarships -- and to register, go to http://whitman.syr.edu/eee/falcone/bootcamp/

Friday, August 25, 2006

Women Together Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success blog

Women Together Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success (Women TIES) has a blog. Titles of recent posts include:

  • Marketing Tips For Today's Hottest Markets
  • Fall Publicity Ideas
  • Business Succession Planning Tips
  • Finding Time Is Essential For Success

Congratulations to Tracy Higginbotham for incorporating blog into her communication strategy so that more women have access to these tips and techniques.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

WBOC has a blog

Women Business Owners Connection (WBOC), a networking and support organization for women business owners in Central New York, now has a blog. Members of the Leadership Team will blog about the WBOC meetings, business resources, tips and techniques, and information on member activities (e.g., Members in the News). WBOC's blog is in addition to its newsletter and web site. It is another way for it to reach out to its membership and other women entrepreneurs.

This looks to be a blog that will truly be of interest to women entrepreneurs (and maybe even a few men). And when you go to the WBOC blog, be sure to check out the calendar of events and the recommended reading list -- likely you'll find something you want to attend or read.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Event: Women Who Can, Aug. 23

You are cordially invited to attend a very special event

Women Who Can

(formerly Women Who Dine)

at

The Syracuse Corinthian Club

930 James Street

on

Wednesday, August 23

5:00 until 7:30 PM

Relax and enjoy the company of women who belonged to the Women Who Dine organization (women who have expressed an interest in this new social gathering include Darlene Kerr, Judy Mower…and so many more) and welcome new businesswomen who have demonstrated that they, too, are “Women Who Can.”

Please feel free to bring a business colleague to this unique and fun social gathering where you can enjoy cocktails and lively conversation .

Cost: $15, includes cash bar and hors d’oeuvres

RSVP: by Monday morning, August 21, to the Corinthian Club at 422-9918

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Event: Connections, a day-long symposium for entrepreneurial women, Oct. 12, Oswego

SUNY Oswego's Center for Business and Community Development will gather women from Central and Northern New York in the spirit of entrepreneurship on October 12, 2006. "Connections" is a day-long symposium designed to bring women of all ages and backgrounds together to explore their entrepreneurial place and power in the Arts, the business world, and the various fields of Science.

The day's agenda will include internationally known business coach, speaker, author and SUNY Oswego graduate, Dr. Lois Frankel. Dr. Frankel's last two books have been translated into over twenty languages and featured on the TODAY Show, CNN, and the New York Times. Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office and Nice Girls Don't Get Rich have also been featured in USA Today and in both PEOPLE and TIME Magazines.

Also on the agenda is Poet Laureate Mona Lake Jones. Dr. Jones is a writer, orator, educator and model of the African American woman on the move. In addition, "Connections" will have breakout sessions in the morning and afternoon discussing challenges to women in the corporate world as well as in entrepreneurship and the creative paths in the arts or sciences. Attendees will hear from Constance Gomez Gregory, JD (Rochon Gregory Associates), Tracy Higginbotham (Women's TIES), Christiana Kaiser (Bluetree Studios), Erin Trowbridge (Center for Forensic Sciences), and others.

Besides the speakers, there will be women vendors promoting products and services for women.

Event Registration: Advanced registration is $25 for tickets purchased prior to September 30. Beginning October 1, the ticket price will be $35. Ticket price includes registration for the event, a continental breakfast and lunch. To purchase a ticket and register, send a check to:
Connections
Center for Business and Community Development
103 Rich Hall
SUNY Oswego
Oswego, NY 13126
Tel: (315) 312-3492
With your check, please include your name, complete mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address. This information will be used to confirm your purchase as well as update you on event details.

Event Sponsorship: For additional information on becoming a sponsor or vendor and to be placed on an email contact list, please contact Bernadette at mroz@oswego.edu.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Event: Authentic Leadership for Women

Authentic Leadership for Women is being held Wednesday, Sept. 20 through Friday, Sept. 22, 2006 at the Stella Maris Retreat Center in Skaneateles, NY. This is a comprehensive professional development program by and for women. It includes:
  • Dynamic programming
  • Experiential learning
  • Sharing of best practices
  • Stress reduction therapies
  • Networking with other accomplished women
For details, pricing and registration, go to www.AuthenticLeadershipForWomen.com


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