Small Business http://wrvo.org en Gillibrand holds small business listening tour with SBA http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-holds-small-business-listening-tour-sba <p>New York's junior senator and the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration swung through upstate New York Monday to hold a series of roundtable talks with small business owners and economic development officials. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:36:02 +0000 Ryan Delaney 36300 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand holds small business listening tour with SBA Finger Lakes tops the class for business friendliness in New York http://wrvo.org/post/finger-lakes-tops-class-business-friendliness-new-york <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The grades are in and the Finger Lakes region is top-of-the-class for business friendliness in New York state. That’s the conclusion of a <a href="http://www.thumbtack.com/media/survey/2013/friendliness/v1/ThumbtackMethodologyPaper2013.pdf" target="_blank">new small businesses survey</a> conducted by Thumbtack.com. But the survey also shows that the state still lags in a national comparison. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:44:40 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35893 at http://wrvo.org Finger Lakes tops the class for business friendliness in New York Carl Schramm writes in Forbes: Syracuse has "economic amnesia" http://wrvo.org/post/carl-schramm-writes-forbes-syracuse-has-economic-amnesia <p>In an essay in Forbes Magazine, entrepreneurship expert and Syracuse native <a href="https://my.ischool.syr.edu/Profiles/Preview/cschramm" target="_blank">Carl Schramm</a> knocks his hometown for forgetting its innovative roots and potentially dooming its future. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:19:17 +0000 Ryan Delaney 34065 at http://wrvo.org Carl Schramm writes in Forbes: Syracuse has "economic amnesia" Twenty-year-old starts second business with purchase of Watertown commercial building http://wrvo.org/post/twenty-year-old-starts-second-business-purchase-watertown-commercial-building <p>Many 16-year-olds might dream about starting their own business. But it takes a special kind of teenager to turn an operation launched in his parents' basement into a six-figure profit earner in just four years. After succeeding wildly with his web development and design company, North Shore Solutions, Clarkson University junior Matthew Turcotte, now age 20, is embarking on his second venture: commercial real estate.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:10:26 +0000 Joanna Richards 33821 at http://wrvo.org Twenty-year-old starts second business with purchase of Watertown commercial building Hanna talks gun control, small business and term limits http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-talks-gun-control-small-business-and-term-limits <p>Rep. Richard Hanna, R-Barneveld, is taking a bit of a wait-and-see approach to new gun control legislation, but he has gotten the opinion of at least one high school class in his district. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:39:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 31758 at http://wrvo.org Hanna talks gun control, small business and term limits Fiscal Cliff deal is good news for small business http://wrvo.org/post/fiscal-cliff-deal-good-news-small-business <p>While <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/house-votes-pass-senate-bill-despite-gop-calls-cuts" target="_blank">the Fiscal Cliff deal passed by Congress</a> at the turn of the New Year raised taxes on some of the wealthiest people in America, it left many tax breaks in place that benefit small businesses. That is, along as they take advantage of them. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 20:27:47 +0000 Ryan Delaney 31541 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand again pushing incentive package for small businesses http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-again-pushing-incentive-package-small-businesses <p>Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is again trying to push incentives for woman-owned small businesses through Congress.</p><p>The senator was at Cathedral Corporation in Rome Friday afternoon to push the <a href="http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s3442#" target="_blank">SUCCESS Act</a>. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:12:49 +0000 Ryan Delaney 24641 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand again pushing incentive package for small businesses Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wants to fund business incubators and startups http://wrvo.org/post/senator-kirsten-gillibrand-wants-fund-business-incubators-and-startups <p>Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is making a renewed push for legislation that would create a $200 million fund to help business incubators and startup companies, but the bill could fall victim to politics.</p><p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 13:56:35 +0000 Daniel Robison 24074 at http://wrvo.org Hanna says STEM education just as important for boosting economy http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-says-stem-education-just-important-boosting-economy <p>Fixing the tax code and overhauling regulation is important for boosting small businesses, says Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barnevald), but he says in the long term, increasing science and math education is the key for the economy.</p><p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 13:14:02 +0000 Ryan Delaney 23980 at http://wrvo.org Hanna says STEM education just as important for boosting economy Buerkle on energy costs: "Let the free market work" http://wrvo.org/post/buerkle-energy-costs-let-free-market-work <p>Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-Onondaga Hill) wants the federal government to take a more hands-off approach when it comes to energy costs.</p><p>The congresswoman hosted about two-dozen central New York business leaders Tuesday morning at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub in Syracuse.</p><p>Buerkle&#39;s main contention: The federal government should stop playing venture capitalist for startup energy companies. Deregulation is the best way to help small companies innovate and grow, Buerkle said.</p><p>&quot;That&#39;s very different than saying, &#39;Here&#39;s money from the government. We&#39;re going to prop you up,&#39; &quot; said Buerkle. &quot;That never works ... You&#39;ve got to let the free market work.&quot;</p><p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:44:32 +0000 Ryan Delaney 17432 at http://wrvo.org Buerkle on energy costs: "Let the free market work" Small business center hopes to help struggling community http://wrvo.org/post/small-business-center-hopes-help-struggling-community <p>A new small business incubator is now open for business in the city of Fulton. As WRVO’s Joyce Gramza reports, officials say entrepreneurship is the key to job creation in a community that’s lost thousands of good-paying jobs.</p> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 12:55:41 +0000 Joyce Gramza 11717 at http://wrvo.org