Don’t Miss the
Growing Your Knowledge & Network for Small Businesses
on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus!
Sponsored by First Niagara
Series begins December 12th!
These interactive sessions are designed to encourage dialogue and questions among entrepreneurs, small business owners, researchers, scientists, and other members of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus community. Every time you attend a session, you will be entered into a drawing for an iPad and 2 packs of parking passes.
Date: Monthly, every 2nd Wednesday beginning December 12th
Time: Registration begins at 8:45 a.m., presentation and Q & A
from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Healthy continental breakfast will be served.
Location: Innovation Center at 640 Ellicott Street, 4th floor
on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Admission: The event is free but space is limited and you must
register to attend. Register at
Wednesday, December 12th
Do Taxes Matter? - Daniel Tirone, Daniel Tirone, CPA
Summary: This session will cover entity selection, fiscal year selection and the possibilities, management of losses, and accounting methods and multiple sets of records for different purposes, all in the context of proper tax management. Sales tax, nexus and employment taxes will also be discussed within the context of the basics.
Wednesday, January 9th
Basic 101 HR Information - Holly Nowak, Alcott HR Group
Summary: This session is an exploration of the top ten fundamentals of Human Resource Management that all organizations should be mindful of regarding their employment practices, including best practices. This session has been developed based on Ms. Nowak’s 15 years in the HR profession and 8 years working with a variety of small to medium sized businesses, in a variety of industries, on their HR concerns.
Wednesday, February 13th
Business Development Incentives in New York: Maximizing Your Benefits -
Courtland “Cory” Van Deusen V, Lumsden & McCormick, LLP
Summary: This session will examine Excelsior tax credits, tax incentives, tax credits, energy incentives, benefits for qualified technology companies, state programs and more.
Wednesday, March 13th
Social Media and Your Business - Robin Wilson, The Wilson Edge
Summary:The Wilson Edge is an International Social media Agency based in Buffalo, NY. They specialize in working with forward thinking companies and individuals who are serious about getting social.
Robin Wilson started the company back in 2008 after years of successful online marketing efforts for others companies and businesses she was involved in. Robin has the unique and necessary ability to expand your perspective in regards to social media. She will teach you how to use it to(1) get attention (2) pay attention and (3) give attention; three components to growing a business.
Wednesday, April 10th
Branding Consistency - Rob Wynne, Wynne Creative Group
Summary: This session will help you to think of “branding” as the personality of a business. A brand has a character, a look, a tone of voice and a way of behaving. The questions every business owner should be asking are “How can I make my brand work?" "How can I make it say the right things?" "How can I get it to speak to the right people?” Consider the number 1 rule of branding: “brand consistency.” This rule has numerous benefits, helping to make a brand work.
Wednesday, May 8th
Identify Five Key Areas Where Businesses Suffer Losses That Could Potentially Put Them Out of Business If Not Insured Properly - Karen Fenzl, First Niagara Bank