Small Business is our Business

Archive for February, 2016

Your Personal Finances Are Important

Your personal finances are just as important as your business finances.

The Half Hollow Hills Community Library subscribes to numerous guides in the Weiss Financial Series. These guides provide accurate and unbiased ratings that examine the financial strength of companies. Is your insurer or bank strong enough to weather a storm? Take a look at these resources in the Business Reference Collection at the Dix Hills Library——

*Weiss Ratings Guide to Health Insurers

*Weiss Ratings Guide to Life & Annuity Insurers

*Weiss Ratings Guide to Banks

*Weiss Ratings Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance

*Weiss Ratings Consumer Guide to Automobile Insurance

*Weiss Ratings Consumer Guide to Term Life Insurance

*Weiss Ratings Consumer Guide to Homeowners Insurance

*Weiss Ratings Consumer Guide   to Variable Annuities





Long Island Jobs to Increase

Long Island is expected to see 11.2 percent job growth  by 2022, according to a forecast from the New York State Department of Labor.  This increase varies by job title.   Those employment sectors with growth greater than fifteen percent (15%)  include—-

*Healthcare support

*Personal Care service

*Food Preparation and Serving

*Healthcare Practitioners

*Building  and Grounds Cleaning

*Life, Physical, and Social Science

*Construction and Extraction

*Community and Social Services

The department surveyed 52,000 businesses statewide from 2011 to 2014 .


Venture Capital Hits $58.8 Billion


In 2015 $58.5 billion was invested by venture capitalists —- the second  highest total since 1995.  More than one-half of this money went to seed companies or those in the early stages of development. The software industry continues to receive  the highest level of funding, followed by biotechnology, and media/entertainment.  This “MoneyTree” Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association is based on data Thomson Reuters.

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