Marc Alessi

  • Entrepreneurs: These Networking Blunders Can Cost You

    By Marc Alessi, Esq. E-mail Marc April 25, 2016 Successful entrepreneurs know that having a strong network behind them is critical. Done well, networking is hard but important work.  There’s no shortage of mixers, parties, meetings, and lectures to attend, and most professionals, business owners, and job seekers have no problem showing up.  But too many people think they’ve done their job just by walking in.  They pass the time by traveling in a pack with the people they came with, lingering by the food table, or checking Facebook on their phone.   At the other extreme are those who interrupt conversations and make requests ...

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    Friday, April 22nd, 2016

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  • Want Your Startup to Succeed? Don’t Do This

    By Marc Alessi, Esq. February 18, 2016 Network.  Find a mentor.  Take risks.  From bookstores to blogs, the market is saturated with advice and how-to books on how to achieve success with a new business venture.  While those tips can be invaluable, I also think there’s something to be said for learning what not to do.  From my own entrepreneurial endeavors  to my work with the creative minds powering Long Island’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, I’ve made and seen mistakes that I now know belong in the “avoid” category. Sageworks chairman and co-founder Brian Hamilton recently published his own “don’t do this” list on Entrepreneur.com, ...

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    Friday, February 19th, 2016

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  • To-Do List After Forming Your Business

    By Marc Alessi, Esq. October 20, 2015 In last month’s blog article, I shared my enthusiasm for the “startup entrepreneurial ecosystem,” specifically here on Long Island, and offered tips for starting your own successful business.  One of the most satisfying feelings in the world is making it official by forming an LLC or incorporating.  But then what?  To keep that excitement growing as you focus on building your business, it’s important to take steps early in the process to help your new venture start off strong. Nellie Akalp, an Entrepreneur.com contributor and entrepreneur and CEO herself, recently published an article on Entrepreneur.com called ...

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    Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

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  • Starting a Successful Business

    By Marc Alessi September 25, 2015 As a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur, I find myself immersed in the startup entrepreneurial ecosystem, specifically here on Long Island. I thrive on the process of taking an idea, helping to make it a product, and helping to build a business around it.  To have the power to take something from “all talk” to “all action” and to build wealth from it is incredibly empowering. I’d like to use this blog platform as a resource to anyone looking to take a leap into entrepreneurship and bring their business startup dreams to life. I believe anyone can make ...

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    Friday, September 25th, 2015

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