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Starting & Managing your Own Business Workshop

David L. Roach will give a presentation on the forms of business organization on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at a Starting & Managing your Own Business workshop at the Buffalo Downtown Central Public Library, sponsored by SCORE, the Service Corp of Retired Executives.

Increased Contribution Limits for Retirement Plans in 2022

The Internal Revenue Service announced on November 4, 2022, increased contribution amounts for 401(k), 403(b), the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan and most 457 plans. Employees will be able to contribute $20,500 to their plans in 2022, up from $19,500 in 2021. The additional catch-up contribution for workers age 50 and older is unchanged at […]

The Buffalo Business Forward Small Business Grant Program

The Buffalo Business Forward Small Business Grant Program announced by Mayor Brown on October 26, 2021, will provide grants up to $25,000 to 50 small businesses facing hardships due to the pandemic and located within certain Buffalo neighborhoods.

Don’t Wait to File Your Trademark: Current USPTO Processing Times

Obtaining trademark registration with the USPTO does not happen overnight. In fact, the entire process, from filing to registration, takes longer than most businesses may realize or appreciate.

How The Restaurant Revitalization Fund Could Benefit Your Business

Restaurants and bars have undoubtedly suffered greatly as a result of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many have had to reduce their staff or close their doors permanently. However, for eligible restaurants and related businesses, there may be some relief on the way with a new grant program, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

Court: Covid-19-driven decisions to close Lasertron ‘haphazard and devoid of logic’

Decisions by state and Erie County officials that prompted an order to close a laser-tag center in Amherst as a Covid-19 precaution “were haphazard and devoid of logic,” according to a judge’s ruling Monday. State Supreme Court Justice Emilio Colaiacovo granted Lasertron a preliminary injunction to keep authorities from enforcing the order.