Monthly Archives: November 2007

Revolution Eyes to Warm Up Holiday Shoppers

Opening his new location at Clay Terrace just in time for the holidays, Dr. Jeremy Ciano invites shoppers to stop by to see the facility, register to win designer eyewear, and sample holiday treats.

Weary shoppers can recharge their batteries with designer coffees and Godiva chocolate as they browse the selection of one-of-a-kind designer eyewear.

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Business Map© – Business Plan Basics – Monday, December 10th 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Local small business experts Lorraine Ball – Roundpeg, Chuck Roach – Roach Law Office and Gordon McOuat – McOuat, Brawley & Associates will present tips and strategies to small business owners at their Business Map© seminar.

The seminar will be held at the Legacy Fund Community Life and Learning Center located at 515 E. Main Street, Suite 100 in Carmel.

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Local Biz Owners Host Live Podcast – November 29th

Back by popular demand, Dave Anderson, owner of Pinpoint AV, LLC in conjunction with Craig Buehler of Monon Financial Services, Inc. will host their second live podcast at 5:30 PM on Thursday, November 29th. Joining Dave and Craig for the first time will be Amanda McGibbon, who will engage the audience with entertaining activities throughout the program.

Entitled, “One on One with Dave and Craig,” the light-hearted, program, much like a live radio broadcast will promote local business professionals with an emphasis on networking and strategic business connections. Leveraging state of the art technology, Pinpoint AV will record the live segments which will be available to be heard on Pinpoint AV’s blog, www.bizcastconnection.com.

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Kevin Poortinga to Speak at MBO Conference – December 7, 2007

Kevin Poortinga, Vice President of Product Development for The Indianapolis Star, will be the lunch-time keynote for the first Masters of Business Online (MBO) conference hosted by the Institute for Advanced Interactive Studies. Scheduled for Friday, December 7th, this one day conference provides business professionals a “Masters Level” introduction to online marketing.

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Jennifer Foster to Speak at Network of Women in Business Entrepreneur Special Interest Group

The Network of Women in Business, Indianapolis’ oldest and largest locally based women’s organization, announced today Jennifer Foster CMA CFM, president of Foster Results, will be the featured speaker at their upcoming Entrepreneur Special Interest Group Meeting, Thursday, December 6th from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

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Lorraine Ball to Speak at CAPS© Program – December 12, 2007

Lorraine Ball, President of Roundpeg, will be among the panelists at the Indianapolis Airport Authority Contractor Assistance Program Seminar (CAPS©). Scheduled for Wednesday, December 12th, this event is part of an ongoing series of business building programs developed to strengthen the skills of subcontractors hoping to work with the Airport Authority.

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Do I need a written contract for a small project?

Of course the answer to this question is…. it depends. The benefit of a written agreement is clarity, as its job as a legal matter is to define the duties of the parties, establish the consideration to be “paid” by each party to the other, and set forth remedies in the event either party defaults on his or her obligations.

There are occasions in our personal relationship when this kind of certainty may not be absolutely necessary. But in business, the best practice is to have written agreements in place to avoid misunderstandings, preserve relationships, and when absolutely necessary, have a legal basis to obtain a remedy through the court system. That doesn’t mean the contract must be lengthy. A one page agreement is often sufficient. Other times it makes sense to include more terms to cover various contingencies.

As in all business matters, the key is to use your best business judgment in assessing the cost versus benefit to your operations. If the agreement is crucial to your business or if it will be used frequently, the answer is you need it in writing. In that event, you should seek the advice of a legal professional to assist in the drafting or review of the document.

Answer provided by Chuck Roach – Roach Law Office