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

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Article: Contract-Shmontract, What’s the Point?

Think you don't need a contract when you do work for a client? This article asks you to think again, and then use contracts to your advantage.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Upcoming events at the Syracuse Technology Garden

Syracuse Technology Garden, 235 Harrison Street:

  • Open House, Jan. 10, 5 - 7 p.m., RSVP to Annina@GrowSyracuse.com
  • Turning Concepts into Companies (Video conference), Jan. 24, 5 p.m.
  • Syracuse Technology Roundtable, Jan. 31, 5 p.m.
  • Entrepreneurs Workshops (Video conference), Feb. 21, 5 p.m.

More information is available at:

http://www.growsyracuse.com/techgarden/events.asp

Upcoming events from the Syracuse Cooperative Federal Credit Union

All workshops are free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served, and child care can be provided upon request. Also, for each workshop you attend, you'll be entered in a drawing for a prize! The drawing will take place in June, 2007.

1. Small Business Financing - Jan. 18
2. Legal Issues for Small Businesses - Feb. 6
3. Marketing on a Shoestring - Feb. 13
4. Copyright and Trademark Law - March 6
5. QuickBooks Payroll - March 22 + 29
6. General Bookkeeping - April 5 +12
7. Retail 101 - April 24
8. Credit Repair for Entrepreneurs - May 3

1. Financing Your Small Business
-Thurs. January 18, 6:00-8:00PM
-Southwest Economic Business Resource Center, 506 W. Onondaga St., Syracuse NY 13204
-Learn about types of business loans and how to best present a business loan application.
-Please register ahead of time: contact Lori at the Business Resource Center, 471-2720.

2. Legal Issues for Small Businesses
-Tuesday, February 6, 1:00-2:30PM
-Southwest Economic Business Resource Center, 506 W. Onondaga St., Syracuse NY 13204
-Learn about the legal structures of for-profit business and why they matter for yours.
-Please register ahead of time: contact Lori at the Business Resource Center, 471-2720.

3. Marketing on a Shoestring
-Tues., Feb. 13, 6:00-8:00PM
-South Side Innovation Center, 2610 S. Salina St., Syracuse NY 13205
-Learn about developing your message and getting it out on a small budget.
-Please register in advance: contact Nick at 471-1116 x223 or nickcavanaugh@syrcoopfcu.org.

4. Copyright and Trademark Law
-Tuesday, March 6, 1:00-2:30PM
-Southwest Economic Business Resource Center, 506 W. Onondaga St., Syracuse NY 13204
-Learn what you need to know for your business regarding copyright and trademark.
-Please register ahead of time: contact Lori at the Business Resource Center, 471-2720.

5. QuickBooks Payroll
-Thursday, March 22 and Thursday, March 29, 6:00-8:00PM
-Southwest Economic Business Resource Center, 506 W. Onondaga St., Syracuse NY 13204
-Learn how to use QuickBooks to track your payroll in this 2-session course.
-Please register ahead of time: contact Lori at the Business Resource Center, 471-2720.

6. General Bookkeeping
-Thursday, April 5 and Thursday April 12, 6:00-8:00PM
-Southwest Economic Business Resource Center, 506 W. Onondaga St., Syracuse NY 13204
-Learn basics about bookkeeping from an experienced bookkeeper at our credit union.
-Please register ahead of time: contact Lori at the Business Resource Center, 471-2720.

7. Retail 101
-Tues., April 24, 6:00-8:00PM
-South Side Innovation Center, 2610 S. Salina St., Syracuse NY 13205
- A retail expert presents tips for starting a new retail business or managing your recently opened retail business. Learn about business plan ideas and what makes a retail store successful.
-Please register in advance: contact Nick at 471-1116 x223 or nickcavanaugh@syrcoopfcu.org.

8. Credit Repair for Entrepreneurs
-Thursday, May 3, 6:00-8:00PM
-Southwest Economic Business Resource Center, 506 W. Onondaga St., Syracuse NY 13204
-Learn to improve your business's credit worthiness by reviewing credit reports, clearing them up and improving your credit score. Also learn about resources for business lending, planning, accounting and so on.
-Please register ahead of time: contact Lori at the Business Resource Center, 471-2720.

Event: Registration for WISE (April 12) is now open

Early-bird registration is $35 until Feb. 14. The fee then becomes $50 through April 9. Registration at the door will be $65. If you are a full-time student, the cost is $10.

This is the fifth year of WISE: Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship. The one-day symposium attracts more than 500 people and has been a sold-out event the last two years.

This is a phenomenal event that opens eyes and changes lives. Notes from the 2006 WISE event are here.