Inside Long Island Business
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The Hauppauge Industrial Association's annual trade show -- one of the largest business to business events on Long Island -- will take place this Thursday.
The 25th annual show will take place at Suffolk Community College's Brentwood campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature about 375 exhibitors with more than 4,500 slated attendees, according to the HIA.
In addition to offering the chance...Read more »
Tim Healy, 42, host of local business radio show "The Profit Express," got into radio after taking a compliment to heart.
The professional sales coach was using the radio studio at Hofstra University's WRHU / 88.7 in 2008 to record CDs for his training business when the manager of the station told him he had a voice fit for the airwaves.
Healy, a Sound Beach resident, took...Read more »
Long Island's largest business organization has joined forces with a Silicon Valley group to push for certain immigration reforms as debate over the issue heats up in Congress.
The Long Island Association and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group sent a jointly penned letter to New York and California senators outlining their support of expanding the number of highly-skilled immigrants that...Read more »
Marlene Flores, 41, of Greenvale abides by a simple philosophy: "always be doing something."
"A minute that we don’t do something, it’s a minute that we lose," she says.
The owner of the coffee shop, Mar le Cafe, in Glen Cove has done gigs as an insurance broker, entertained the idea of pursuing real estate, sold homemade food straight from her kitchen, and worked...Read more »
Small businesses and manufacturers interested in getting into rail supplies can get details from a panel discussion on the topic Thursday by the Long Island Forum for Technology.
The event, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 18, at LIFT's offices in Bethpage, will feature representatives from the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the Small Business Administration and...Read more »
Franchisers eyeing Long Island and the New York area for expansion will be featured tomorrow at two free workshops, where they will discuss franchise researching, business opportunities and financing methods.
Kensington Co., a Roslyn Heights consulting firm specializing in franchising, is hosting lunch and dinner workshops at Plainview’s Carlyle at the Palace. Ten franchiser companies, including...Read more »
New York is determined to regain its stature as an economic development and job-creation hub again but faces some big challenges, state Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera told a gathering of the business advocacy group Action Long Island Friday morning in Melville.
Those challenges include attracting more venture capital and business research dollars. New York attracts just 4 percent of...Read more »
A panel of executives from three local family owned businesses will offer stories and advice on how to navigate the often complex world of running a company with a relative at a talk next week.
The event, which will run as a panel discussion over dinner, will take place next Tuesday at Carlyle on the Green in Farmingdale from 6 to 9 p.m., with the panel starting at 7:15 p.m.
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The Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State College plans to open an office in Island Park to aid in the South Shore's long-term economic recovery.
The center, which provides free education for entrepreneurs and existing business owners, will open in April to serve communities hit hard by the storm, including Island Park, Long Beach, Freeport and Oceanside, said Lucille Wesnofske,...Read more »
Nearly a quarter of Long Island's small businesses are planning to add staff this year, though two-thirds think local economic conditions are bad, a small business survey said.
The 2012 Long Island Small Business Survey, sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, showed 64 percent of the 600 small business executives surveyed rate the financial health of their companies positively, in contrast...Read more »