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Marketing Your Business

Do you know how to effectively market your business? On May 17th, at 1:30 p.m. come and learn how business owners can create strong marketing strategies to keep their market presence strong. Discover marketing basics such as identifying target markets, pricing strategies, promotion, competition and marketing budgets. Program arranged through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Categories: Classes and Uncategorized.

Tax Breaks for Your Business

On Tuesday, March 8th at 1:30 p.m. a workshop will be given by the Small Business Administration to benefit existing small business owners, individuals getting started in business and those interested in going into business. It focuses on the fundamentals of federal taxes for small business owners, including entity choice, record keeping, business income and expenses and estimated tax. No registration required. Please join us.
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Categories: Classes.

People & Stories Oral History Project: Harold Mercer

Harold Mercer is a lifelong White Plains resident whose roots go back to the arrival of his grandfather in the 1890s. His grandfather was an English artist who settled on the east side of White Plains and helped start the Eastside Engine Company. His father, also named Harold Mercer, was the Westchester County Clerk and became the White Plains Civil Defense Director. Mercer remembers attending RKO Keith's on Main Street to see vaudeville acts like Peg Leg Bates and the Three Stooges. He remembers driving his Model A Ford around White Plains during World War II, when recruiters came to
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Categories: History and Oral History.

People & Stories Oral History Project: Teddy Lee, Jr.

Theodore Jay Lee, Jr., better known as Teddy, is the owner of Lee's Funeral Home and a lifelong resident of White Plains. His father, Theodore Jay Lee, Sr., migrated north from Virginia, became a licensed undertaker, and began working in Westchester County. In the late 1920s, Lee Sr. moved to White Plains and opened a funeral home at 57 Brookfield Street. Lee remembers the pride and integrity with which his father operated the business, helping people with personal problems or their taxes in addition to funeral arrangements. Lee vividly recalls life for children in downtown White Plains during the 1930s
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Categories: History and Oral History.

People & Stories Oral History Project: Julie Cohan

Julie Cohan moved to White Plains when he was 14, and has lived in White Plains ever since. He recalls growing up in the Gedney Farm neighborhood, getting involved in the insurance business, and spending much of his career traveling between White Plains and Albany working in New York State government. Hav-A-Snak, Cohan's coffee shop, was on Main Street and Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains during the 1950s and 1960s. While we were recording, Greta Cohan, joined us and shared some stories of her own about life in White Plains.
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Categories: History and Oral History.

Home-based Business Seminar

Many well-known corporations started out as home-based businesses – such as Apple, Hershey’s, and Mary Kay Cosmetics. In fact, more than half of all U.S. businesses are based out of an owner's home. Join us on Wednesday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. to learn more about working out of your house, starting a home-based business and managing your business within the law. Presented by the Small Business Administration.
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Categories: Classes, Events, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Identity Theft

If you or someone you know has ever been a victim of identity theft, you realize how awful it can be. It can consume time and cost money to repair the damage. We're hosting a workshop on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. where you'll learn what identity theft is, how thieves get and use your personal information, how to protect yourself and what to do if you are a victim. Presented by Chris Dlugozima of GreenPath Debt Solutions.
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Categories: Events, Homepage, and Library News.

ReferenceUSA Business Networking Breakfast at the White Plains Public Library

LEARN HOW TO GAIN COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE TO DOMINATE YOUR MARKET. The Library cordially invites local businesses, community organizations and government agencies from around the area to the Library Wednesday, March 25th, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM. A light breakfast will be served! Special guest speaker Bill Loges of ReferenceUSA will demonstrate how you can easily develop a client list with the help of your public library. Always free with a library card. Come and learn how you can access this powerful business database to target new customers, research competitors, and gain competitive advantage by leveraging targeted information to cultivate your
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Categories: Events, Homepage, Library News, and Research.

Four Pillars of Business Wisdom

A Wealth of Finance, Marketing, Legal, and HR Advice in One Evening! SCORE Westchester and Webster Bank are presenting a free forum at the Library on Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. with four leading business experts who will present unique points of view on sales growth, financial control, business asset protection and employee retention. • Learn about the most current and effective marketing tools and techniques, online and offline, to increase your sales. • Find out how to maximize your free cash flow and as a result, improve your profitability. • Discover how to protect your business and its
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Categories: Events, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.

Business Program for Hispanic Entrepreneurs

The New York State Small Business Development Center at Manhattanville College will host an event at the White Plains Public Library on Monday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Directed towards the Hispanic community, in honor of Hispanic Heritage month, the goal of this program is to provide information and guidance to the community regarding starting a business. A number of high level Westchester government officials will also be in attendance. For more information, contact the New York State Small Business Development Center at 914-323-5362.
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Categories: Events, Featured, Homepage, and Library News.