UTICA, NY – Recently released jobs numbers indicate a booming economy.
This news may encourage people to start a small business.
The Utica Municipal Housing Authority sponsored a free workshop Tuesday entitled “The Building Blocks for Starting a Business” for those people who might be thinking about doing just that.
Dr.Pat Laino , Executive Director of the Entrepreneur Center, and Donna Rebisz, Director of The Women’s Business Center of New York, were the guest speakers.
Dr. Laino says there is no wrong time to start a small business, as long as you do your homework.
“You have to have the skills to open a certain kind of business. You need a good location. You need a good plan, and you need financing. Also do you have enough customers to make money, to make a profit?”
Laino says she’s seeing a lot of tech, website, and social media based businesses.
She says it’s important to remember that these companies may start out with just 2 or 3 employees, but if they’re successful, they could end up employing 10 to 12 people by the end of the year.
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