Miller Business Center

Supporting Small Businesses on Long Island

Spotlight Programs

Spotlight Programming

Raising Money the Right Way:
Fundraising Legally in the 21st Century

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Doors open at 9am for coffee and networking
Program 9:30am-11am
@ the Miller Center

Is your nonprofit raising money from raffles, events, and direct solicitations?
Are you considering crowd-funding or corporate sponsorships?

Learn the legal implications of traditional and non-traditional fundraising methods so you can be creative and well-prepared. Protect your organization’s tax-exempt status, avoid fines, and prevent lawsuits associated with fundraising and other revenue-generating activities. Attendees will learn about the laws and regulations surrounding raffles, corporate sponsorships, fees and other business income, crowd-funding and more.

Presented by
Judy Siegel, Esq. and Melissa Greenberger, Esq.
Staff Attorneys with Pro Bono Partnership

Free and open to the public. Registration is required.


 Law Meets Art: A Legal Roadmap for Creatives

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Doors open at 8:30am for coffee and networking

Program 9am-10am
@ the Miller Center

You’ve got the talent and the drive…now arm yourself with the tools to help you run a successful business in the arts. In this presentation, intellectual property lawyer Eryn Truong will cover critical legal topics impacting artists including copyright and trademark protection and infringement, ownership issues, the sale of artwork, personnel matters regarding hiring employees, independent contractors, and models, and licensing.

Whether you focus on visual arts, performing arts, or any other artistic endeavors, this workshop will give you the guidance and resources you need to help your business succeed.

Presented by
Eryn Y. Truong, Esq
Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP

This program is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested.


How to Write a Business Plan

Thursday, September 21st

Program 9am-11am

Doors open at 8:30am for coffee and networking
@ the Miller Center

This hands-on workshop will help entrepreneurs develop a business plan that achieves results whether to clarify business goals, interest investors or obtain a business loan. Attendees will also start writing their business plans with assistance from the presenter.

Presented by Ree Wackett, MPP
Advanced-Certified Senior Business Adviser
Stony Brook SBDC

This program is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested.


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