Welcome to EbizNY!

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Welcome to the “Entrepreneurs’ Business Information Zone for NY” blog — EbizNY!  It’s designed for those folks who run their own small businesses. That’s  the American dream, right?  It’s sexy and enviable.  Oh, the allure of being your own boss. OK, wake up. Now let’s talk about the realities of owning your own business. The long days, the sleepless nights, the lack of capital, the staffing problems . . . but you’re not alone – we’re here to help. Together, we can put the luster back on the nickel and more nickels in the bank!

We have a stellar group of bloggers who have signed on for the ride. My name is Lissa D’Aquanni. I owned my own gourmet chocolate business, The Chocolate Gecko, for 9 years, at which point I sold it. You’ll read about my story — what my challenges were and why I decided to sell my business. Cowriters include: Khamel Abdulai, Business Development Counselor for the Albany Center for Economic Success; Bill Brigham, Director of the Small Business Development Center; and Janet Tanguay, Coordinator of the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program at the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce.  All of us are committed to helping your small business work for you.

This blog will feature spotlights on the resources available to small business, case studies of other entrepreneurs, and discussions of issues that affect small businesses.  If you are have an idea, suggestion, comment or question, please let us know.  We look forward to building an online community of resources and supports for entrepreneurs.

And now for the fine print: The views expressed here are those of the bloggers and not necessarily those of the affiliated organizations (ACES, NYSSBDC, A-C Chamber of Commerce, University of Albany).

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