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"Winter Storm Watch" ...Winter Storm Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon... * what...heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 3 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch possible. * Where...portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York. * When...from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. * Additional details...travel could be very difficult at any point during the storm. Rapidly falling temperatures Sunday afternoon into the evening could cause any standing water to quickly freeze over. Strong wind gusts Sunday afternoon into the night could bring down tree limbs and power lines. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. , "Special Statement" ...Light snow expected across the tri-state tonight... A weak area of low pressure will move across the region tonight, resulting in a light snowfall across the tri-state area. Snow is expected to overspread the region around midnight and continue through the early morning hours, ending during the morning commute, except east of NYC, where light snow may continue into the mid morning hours. On average, snowfall amounts will range between an inch and two inches. Motorists should be prepared for the possibility of slippery roads and use caution while driving. -- Friday Jan.18 19,01:04 AM

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Welcome to the first installment of Minority Owned Business Development. My name is Luis and I invite you to participate and help drive the direction and topics covered in this column. My articles will focus ...

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Welcome to the first installment of Minority Owned Business Development. My name is Luis and I invite you to participate and help drive the direction and topics covered in this column. My articles will focus on business development, marketing, sales and customer care topics relevant to established and emerging minority owned businesses. I will be concentrating on the Hispanic, African-American and Asian business communities but welcome communication from any and all of the minority business communities on Long Island. Along the way I'll address issues related to strategic planning, government and private resources available to minority and women owned businesses, also known as MWOB. I'll also address your questions and concerns about running a business on LI.

Today's business environment is more competitive and unforgiving than ever. It is a well-established fact that more than half of all small businesses started in any given year will fail. Business owners must make the most effective and efficient decisions in order to succeed in their markets. How do you know what decisions to make? When to make them? What resources to acquire? What are the best practices in your industry?

Stay tuned. And more important - participate. Send me your questions, suggestions and ideas. With your help we'll create an interactive useful forum.

Bienvenidos al primer plazo de la columna Desarrollo Comercial para Empresas Minoritarias. Mi nombre es Luis y le invito a participar y ayudar a establecer la direccin y los temas que cubriremos en esta columna. Mi enfoque sera en el desarrollo del negocio, destrezas de venta, mercadeo y temas del sobre el cuidado de clientes pertinentes a negocios minortarios establecidos y nacientes. Estar concentrando en las comunidades Hispanas, Afroamericanas y asiticas, pero le animo a cualquier minoria en Long Island que participen. Redactare sobre temas relacionados a la planificacin estratgica, recursos del gobierno y de empresas privados disponibles a duenos de negocios minortarios. Yo tambin respondere sus preguntas y conciernes acerca de la administracion de negocios en Long Island.

Hoy el ambiente del negocio es ms competitivo e implacable que nunca. Es un hecho bien establecido que ms de la mitad de todas las pequeas empresas establecidas en cualquier ao dado, fallarn. Los dueos de negocios deben hacer las decisiones ms efectivas y eficientes para triunfar en sus mercados. Cmo sabe usted qu decisiones de tomar? Cundo hacerlos? Qu recursos para adquirir? Cuales son las mejores prcticas en su industria?

Consultenos amenudo. Y ms importante - participe. Envieme sus preguntas, sugerencias e ideas. Con su ayuda crearemos un foro til e interactivo.