Archive for October, 2011

With economics, sometimes we need to look back to see forward

October 31, 2011

In the last five years, we’ve seen a booming housing market come to a screeching halt and a stock market crash. The economic recession has taken its toll on a number of private industries, as well as the public sector. There are those who feel growing government and increasing regulation is the solution to the problem these people call capitalism.

Let’s go back in time to get an expert’s view on the free market economy and how it can be revitalized:

1980 Phil Donahue Interview with Economist Milton Friedman

Mr. Friedman, a world-renowned economist, made some very good points about an intrusive and controlling government’s traditional effects on capitalism – crippling and counterproductive. Even in this day-in-age, when small businesses continue to struggle every day to retain and grow employment, and keep up the fight for the American dream, there are still folks who believe that big government can solve all of our problems.

Let’s go back even further…

“You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

You cannot help the wage-earner by tearing down the wage-payer.

You cannot further the brotherhood of mankind by encouraging class hatred.

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.

You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative.

You cannot help man permanently by doing for them

What they could do and should do for themselves.”

That’s from our famous 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

History shows that the free market, when allowed to be truly free, can and will flourish. The future is in our hands and organizations like the Accelerator are at your fingertips.

We’re here to encourage capitalism and provide a stepping stone to entrepreneurial success. Feel free to visit our website for more info on our early-stage innovators and how we can help you achieve the American dream!

Embrace capitalism and enjoy prosperity!

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Newest Accelerator client specializes in event planning, A/V conferencing and more

October 23, 2011

Orange County Business Accelerator clients provide a wide array of products and services, from aquaponics operations and personnel services to video production and online marketing. Now they can add event planning and communications to the list.

From Concept to Completion, as owner and Orange County native David Rein puts it in the form of a company slogan, Community Communications offers event planning, teleconferencing, video conferencing, A/V equipment and services, video production services and more.

 

 

Community Communications was established in 1993 and started out as a communications program at an elementary school in the state. The program still exists and has been replicated throughout New York State. Since then, the company has grown to service local and regional TV stations, including CNN, Fox-TV, ABC-TV NY, NewsCenter 6 (Cablevision in Dutchess County), News 12 The Bronx (Cablevision) and RNN-TV.

Prior to taking a corporate hiatus, the company provided communications services to senior level clients in the Government, Legal, Medical, Pharmaceutical and other industries at venues such as: United Nations, Rockefeller Center, The Yale Club and The Ritz.

Now our 17th client in our 100th week in operation, Community Communications is enjoying its rebirth taking shape at the Accelerator. The company has been here for only a couple of weeks now and already have three employees and have become a great asset to other clients. They’ve taken advantage of a number of our networking seminars and in-house services, such as our multimedia conference room.

Congrats to David and the rest of the crew at Community Communications…Welcome to the Intersection of Capital, Talent…and Innovation!

We’re BIG on small business

October 17, 2011

The Accelerator is sure bustling these days with the announcement of several new clients and exciting events every month! Orange County sure is big on small business. Apparently, so is the rest of the country.

Recent labor figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that nonfarm payroll employment increased by 58,000 jobs this September. Since April, payroll employment has increased by an average of 72,000 per month, compared with an average of 161,000 for the prior 7 months. Since reaching a recent employment low in February 2010, the private sector has added 2.6 million jobs—an average of 136,000 per month.

Perhaps the most staggering statistic of all this month: over 90 percent of new jobs created came from nimble firms of 15 or less employees.

This means that the country’s small businesses and entrepreneurs are stepping up to the plate where government and corporate America are leaving off. Check out this jobs report from the Wall Street Journal.

The Accelerator opened its doors just 100 weeks ago and today we are fully occupied with 18 clients. All nimble firms with nearly 60 new jobs and upon graduation the potential for 300 real jobs, real close to home!  Please check out our line-up!

Branding with Steve Powell, 10/6/11

October 11, 2011

 

For more photos of this event, and more, please visit our Facebook page!

PHOTO BLOG: Pizza Roundtable with Clients

October 10, 2011

With our growing list of new clients and high demand for business networking events, the Accelerator last week hosted another pizza roundtable to introduce ITS3, a cyber security firm, and Community Communications, a full-service event coordination firm. Here’s a taste of what went down…

For more pictures, please visit our Facebook page, and be sure to check out our events page for upcoming educational seminars!

PHOTO BLOG: Last week’s exciting events!

October 3, 2011

Last week, the Accelerator hosted two exciting events – a Business Networking Institute meeting and our seminar Season 4 opener, a Web Makeover with Kay Rubacek of Sugar Websites. Both events were well-attended and provided a plethora of information and value to local business owners. Enjoy a teaser of the photos! For more, visit our Facebook page.

BNI Meeting

Web Makeover

Thanks to all who attended and participated! For more info on upcoming events, please visit our Events page!