Meeting and Program Calendar
About SEC


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The Solo Entrepreneurs Council, SEC, meets from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month, in the Chamber's Colonie offices (unless otherwise noted!). The goal of our monthly meeting will be to exchange information and discuss common challenges associated with the day-to-day operations of running a business as a solo entrepreneur.

The format will alternate between educational and soloist support formats. The educational format will include an expert speaker who will provide valuable information on a variety of essential business related topics designed expressly for one person businesses. These events are open to all solo entrepreneurs belonging to the Chamber, or thinking about joining. We anticipate the presentations will be between 20-40 minutes including the question/answer or discussion period.

The alternate format will be a roundtable discussion, where solo entrepreneurs can discuss concerns or problems they are having and solicit feedback from the group members about their own experiences. These meetings are primarily for solo entrepreneurs and we ask that confidentiality be maintained.


Date Program Speaker or Profiled Member

Upcoming Dates:

June 15, 2005
July 20, 2005

Interested in being a presenter? Have a topic idea which meets the unique needs of solo entrepreneurs? Email us with your ideas.
Past Programming   
January 19, 2005
7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Getting Paid: Collecting the Money You are Owed With and Without Lawyers Richard Friedman, Esq.
Ganz, Wolkenburg, Friedman Law Firm
February 16, 2005
7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Soloists Roundtable  
March 16, 2005
7:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Choosing the Best Legal Structure for Your Solo Business David Siegfeld, Esq.
Ganz, Wolkenburg, Friedman Law Firm
September 15, 2004
7:30 A.M.-9:00 A.M.
Being Small, Thinking Big Lorin Beller, Big Fish Nation
Eileen Parzek, SOHO It Goes!

August 18th, 2004 NOON - 1:30

Summer Networking Luncheon @ Macaroni Grill on Wolf Road  
June 16th, 2004
7:30 A.M.
The Networking Dance: It Takes Two to Tango
& Roundtable Discussion
Profiled Member: Jeanne Benas
April 21, 2004 Public Relations 101 for Soloists Jonathan Pierce, Pierce Communications, LTD
March 1, 2004 Presentation: SOHO Security
and Council Elections
Michael Santarcangelo, The Michaelangelo Group
January 5, 2004 Dealing with People - Quantifying Communication and Interaction Paul Krass, Strategic Helm
December 15, 2003 Holiday Luncheon CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
December 1, 2003
Change is... as you see it! Suzanne Marshall
SMPowers Co.
November 17, 2003
Members Roundtable / Profile Elaine Doremus, Resumes Written
November 3, 2003 Finding Time and Energy for Play Lynette Seawall
Performance Plus
October 6, 2003 Effective Online Communication Eileen 'Turtle' Parzek
SOHO It Goes!
  Business insurance issues Steve Lobel, Anchor Agency
June 2, 2003 Fundamentals of Accounting and Taxation Chuck Oliver, EA



For more info on the SEC, email Kevin Butler at [email protected] or call (518) 458-9851

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