From the Editor's Desk - Long Island Business Issue

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Published For The Corridor

Long Island Business Issue

Our inner beast is pleased with victory at any cost and trembles with fear at the thought of competition. Fortunately the “inner beast” in the very best cases has a “civilized intellect” over-lord, whose name is “Collaboration”. Great for business. LIFT’s federally funded Small Business Pilot Teaming project enables Long Island small businesses to broaden their talent base and their market through collaboration and diversification.

We were very fortunate to have a close exchange with Karin Caro, CEO of BluChip Marketing and owner or part-owner in eight other small businesses. Our frank conversation is heart-warming and inspirational. Welcome to her Blu Chip world.

I hope you find this issue as informative and exciting as I do. There is never enough room or time to cover everyone so we try to choose topics you might want to know a little more about. We found three people with Great Ideas who are ready to find a manufacturer, expand a market and develop a product further. It is our great hope that they find success with this, their first-time publication.

The Entrepreneur is a special hybrid comprised of equal parts salesperson, creator, and production manager. We asked four different genres of entrepreneur-Sole Proprietor, Corporation, Serial Entrepreneur and Mom & Pop what works for them and why they did it.

We took a road trip to the East End to talk to the farmers and vintners who consistently produce highest yield in the state in some crops and award winning wines. Agriculture is big business on Long Island, both in crop production and tourism.

We’ll introduce you to a lot of people in this issue, and give you a rundown of business organizations, chambers of commerce and economic engines. This issue’s cornerstone interviews are fittingly, Neil Kaufman, current Chairman of the Long Island Capital Alliance and Gloria Glowacki, outgoing Associate Regional Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Stony Brook University.

We welcome LaunchPad, less than a year old, to the LI business community.

In addition to contributions by top guest columnists Roz Goldmacher, Anthony Manetta, Walter Oden and Jaci Clement; tips, tools, advice, resources, contacts and much more. Welcome to the Long Island Small Business issue of the Corridor. I hope you enjoy it.

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