News & Streams

Below is the latest news, and recorded live streams from the past. Listen to our live streams on Facebook and WALL Radio and learn about our community, our sponsors, our board members, and what’s happening at the Business Council. 

Business Contracts, Copyright and Trademark Laws

Edison interviews Gary Schuster of J&G Law, LLP and asks the following questions: What are the essential clauses I should always include in any business contract?  What are some common pitfalls to avoid in business contracts? What are the legal consequences of breaching a contract? Let’s discuss copyrights and trademarks. What’s the difference between them and

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What Does Your Brand Say About Your Business?

Edison Guzman interviews Steven Powell of SPowell Associates and discuss Branding and Advertising to answer all of the following questions: What is Branding? Does a small business or entrepreneur need to brand themselves? What do you believe are the biggest challenges and opportunities facing brands today? How has the definition of ‘brand impact’ changed in

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Is Business Insurance Mandatory in NY State?

This interview  between Edison and Greg Hogan of Curabba Agency, known as The Best Insurance Agent in the OC covers the following business insurance questions: What does business insurance cover?  What is the purpose of insurance for business?  Is business Insurance mandatory in NY state?  When is the best time to get insurance? (Biz startup,

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Are These the Best Resources in Orange County, NY?

The Business Learning Center is a new way to educate business owners of all the resources available to help them succeed in business. This episode of TheBLC answers the following questions: What is the Business Council of Greater Montgomery?  Which areas does it cover? How does the Business Council help business owners? Why is it good for

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QR Codes for Local Business Success

In today’s local business arena, innovation reigns supreme. Amidst the ever-evolving marketing strategies, QR codes have emerged as an unsung hero. These seemingly humble digital codes hold immense potential for local businesses aiming to amplify their sales and revenue. In this article, we’ll delve deeper into the world of QR codes, unravel their practical benefits,

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Top AI Marketing Myths -Separating Fact from Fiction for Local Entrepreneurs

In today’s digital world, we often hear about the magic of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it can boost businesses—Especially local ones. But sometimes, what we hear isn’t entirely accurate. In this article, we’ll discuss a few fictional businesses, to clear up some of the common misunderstandings about AI and show you how it can

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Why You Shouldn’t Skip on PIP

According to a report released by the National Highway Traffic Administration, car crashes and crash-related fatalities have increased substantially across the country over the past two years. As a result, it is perhaps more important now than ever before to have the right amount of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) car insurance, also known as no-fault insurance. What is Personal

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Acts of Gods and How Your Insurance Policies Cover Them

When most people hear the term “act of God,” they don’t necessarily think of how it relates to what’s covered in their home and auto insurance policies. However, this is a term that is commonly used in insurance. As a policy holder, it may be helpful for you to understand what it means, and how

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Reconstruction Costs and Your Homeowners’ Insurance

Reconstruction costs have increased over the past couple of years, and as a result, so has the cost of many homeowners’ insurance policies. What does one have to do with the other? This blog post aims to answer that question, and others you might have about reconstruction costs. So read on to learn more! Continue

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More than the Minimum Liability Limits

As consumers, we’re always searching for the best price on the products and services we utilize for ourselves and our families. Whether we’re shopping for new clothes or weekly groceries, there’s something very satisfying about getting the lowest price available on the things we want and need. Click continue to read the full article. Continue

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The Increasing Need for Employment Practices Liability Insurance

If you ask most business owners if they have Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI), chances are they’ll tell you they’re not sure if they do. Its most certainly not for lack of being interested in how their business is being protected – but most likely, because they aren’t aware of what EPLI is and the

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The Importance of Having the Right Insurance Coverage for your Business

No two businesses are alike, even if they provide their customers the same types of products or services. But one thing that every business has in common is the need for the right insurance coverage to address the exposures an organization faces daily. Commercial Insurance in all its different forms is vital no matter what

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Water Damage and What Your Insurance Policy Covers

The heavy rains this past week left countless homes and businesses with water damage, and countless home and business owners wondering what is covered under their insurance policies. Our J. Hoffman Insurance blog this week talks with you about what type of damage you’re dealing with when water is the cause, as well as what

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Outsourced Bookkeeping

5 Ways to Save Money and Increase Revenue Bank account feeling tight? Wondering where all your money is going? Looking for answers? Look no further. Click for the Outsourced Bookkeeping White Paper by Capacity Bookkeeping that reveals the 5 ways to save money and increase company revenue.

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Mark Bolger Joins WALL Radio

Veteran Hudson Valley broadcaster will hostSaturday and Sunday afternoons. Middletown, NY – Mark Bolger, a familiar radio voice to many Hudson Valley listeners, has joined the airstaff of WALL radio, it was announced today by WALL General Manager Mary Ridings.    Mark Bolger has been a staple of Hudson Valley radio since the 1980s and has hosted

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