South Side Innovation Center to host Build Your Business Team event

Are you starting a business? Are you already in business? Do you have the best business team available? Do they qualify as a "business brain trust" that will put you on the road to success? Does your team have all the skills they need to help you succeed?

The South Side Innovation Center (SSIC) will host the first annual Build Your Business Team event on May 12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the SSIC, 2610 South Salina Street, Syracuse, where experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs will meet some of the area's best business advisors.

More than 35 bankers, lawyers, insurance specialists and accountants will be on hand in this Business to Business Networking Event. The business advisor team is commonly called the BAIL team -- Banker, Accountant, Insurance, Lawyer -- though SSIC advisors call it the "business brain trust."

The event is free. In addition to the business specialists on hand, there will be cooking demonstrations and free food.

"It's tough in today's complicated, fast-moving business world to do it all," said Bob Herz, SSIC director. "The way to be the best that you can be in business is to join your skills with the best talent available. Here's an opportunity to meet some of those great business team members you need."

The bankers and lawyers and others will have table displays throughout the SSIC, explained Margaret Butler, director of the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program at SSIC, allowing entrepreneurs to meet with them informally and discuss their businesses and services.

"This is a unique event in Syracuse," Butler said, "where the people available to provide services and make your business a success gather in one place and come to you."

Among those attending and displaying at the event will be:

BANKS: Key Bank, Cooperative Federal, M&T Bank

ACCOUNTING FIRMS: Deborah Holloway Tax & Financial, JR Financial Solutions, Green & Seifert

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