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RECHARGE & CONNECT Small Business Conference
March 4, 2021
9am – 5:30pm on Zoom

You are running the business of YOU. But how has it been going?

This conference is all about how you run your business. How do you make space in your budget for your business expansion hopes and dreams? How do you set prices appropriately, so that you can plan for a vacation or retirement? How do you manage your brand as something separate from your personal life? How can you tell when it’s time to change tracks and do something different?

Come to this small business conference, put together for you by Alternatives Federal Credit Union and Civil Advocacy Project. This conference will be engaging and interactive, using breakout rooms and interactive polls, so please plan to attend with cameras on for parts of the day.

A fantastic line up of speakers will cover topics relatable to all business owners, including trusting your gut, tackling financial projections, and how self-discovery can transform your ideas of success.

Featuring Keynote Speaker Heather Saffer, owner of Dollop Gourmet, and winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars and ABC’s SharkTank!

Speakers include:

· Heather Saffer, owner of Dollop Gourmet; winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars; winner of ABC’s SharkTank
· Gladys Brangman, Founder, Business Leaders of Colors
· Rebekah Carroll, Owner & President, STATEMENTS Accounting & Consulting Services
· Brendan Wilbur, CUDE, Community Programs Manager, AFCU
· Tal Oron Cohen, Owner, Ba-Li Cravings

Reserve your virtual seat:

**Early Bird discount and scholarships available**

Seats are limited, so reserve yours today!
Scholarships are available. Please contact to learn more.
The sponsors of this event, Alternatives Impact, and Civil Advocacy Project, are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations who share a mission to support and nurture small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Know your rights!

In collaboration with the Cornell Legal Research Clinic, we can now offer a New York specific checklist, glossary of terms and sample clauses so that you can be informed before you sign.

Small businesses can lose money, or equipment, or face unexpected difficulties due to their lease terms. The lease offered to you by a potential landlord is likely to favor their rights over yours. Don’t just sign it! Take it home, read it thoroughly, and go through the materials on this page to see if you should ask for changes.

If you need to, contact an attorney to review the contract with you.

If you have a legal research question, the Cornell Legal Research Clinic may be able to help you.

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Wizarding Weekend Fundraiser!

In what is hopefully only the beginning for successful fundraising, Civil Advocacy Project is hosting a Wizarding Weekend Divination Celebration in Ithaca, New York.  We are excited to join in a fun Halloween tradition, celebrating the talents of a certain young wizard with a scar on his forehead.  And giving us lots of opportunity for dressing up, eating candy, and raising money for a good cause.

Every dollar raised at the Divination Celebration will go to support Civil Advocacy Project’s activity in the area.   I hope to see you all there!