The Sum of It - January edition
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Building a successful 2016

What's on our minds in January...

How to build a successful company after the $1 million mark

Reaching that coveted $1 million in sales is a true accomplishment for any entrepreneur, but what happens after? How do you sustain success? This month, we explore some of the key strategies that business owners need to know to build a successful organization that will last well into the future.

10,000 strong and growing

Take your business to the next level with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. Selected entrepreneurs participate in a four-month program to develop key skills, network with fellow entrepreneurs, and build a customized strategic growth plan.

Applications for NYC’s program at LaGuardia College are now being accepted from now until March 9, 2016 for Cohort XIX starting in June. Visit the website to learn more and apply.

Free advice

WeWork open office hours

Open office hours with CBI

Need extra help with tax prep? Want a better handle on how to grow your company? We’re here to help! Jeanne Hardy will be hosting open office hours at WeWork Dumbo Heights on Friday mornings to help owners with their operations or finances. All businesses welcome! Click here to sign up for an appointment.

Tip top tools for your business

“There’s an app for that.” This has never been more true in business, whether it’s an app for project management, email marketing, tracking expenses, or just taking notes. Cue Stacklist, a new platform that lets you learn from other founders what the best tools are. Browse and read insightful reviews, or get in touch to share your own stack.

Adding it all up...

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."
            —George Herbert

Our one-word resolution for this year is “build.” It’s part of our reflection of life’s constant evolution, a reminder that there is always something to work towards, whether that’s building up our business, building new relationships, or building our own set of skills. Looking forward to working with you all in 2016!

Sum Dates to Remember

Jan 18-Feb 5

Double down with NYC Restaurant Week and Broadway Week

Jan 24
Henrik Olesen at Reena Spaulings Fine Art

Jan 27
Manhattan Chamber Open House

Feb 1
1099 forms due to contractors

Feb 8
Best for NYC workshop at Brooklyn Chamber

Feb 9
Funky Fat Tuesday with George Clinton

Feb 15-16
Perfect pooch parade at the Westminster Annual Dog Show

Until Feb 21
Dana Sherwood’s solo exhibition Crossing the Wild Line

Sum Stuff for your Radar


Polaroid ZIP Instant Photoprinter

What it is: Pocket photo printer that prints wirelessly
Why we like it: Decorate your desk with real photos instead of screensavers

M Train

What it is:
Rocker poet Patti Smith’s new memoir about solitude and solace

Why we like it: Her self-narrated audio book is a poetry reading onto itself
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