Website

Are you interested in finding out what new businesses are in Monroe County? If you access the Democrat and Chronicle’s website at www.democratandchronicle.comand then select the tab Roc docs and then look for more databases & maps and then “new businesses”. It includes filings in Monroe County since April 11, 2007.  You can also search it.  Check it out when you get a chance.

http://php.democratandchronicle.com/RocDocs/newbiz/

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Small Business Program

The Business & Social Sciences Division and the Suny Brockport Small Business Development Center are sponsoring a Free Program on Thurs. Morning Nov. 20th from 10-12 p.m. in the Gleason Auditorium. The Name of the program is “The Importance of Good Recordkeeping in a Small Business, Especially for Schedule C Tax Filers”. Ralph Toscano of the Small Business Development Center will present this program. The program will cover the legal issues facing today’s small business owner. Emphasis will be on the need for the documentation of business records and an example of   the tax responsibilities of  the self-employed (IRS Schedule C). To Sign up for this program online click on the following link http://www2.libraryweb.org/index.asp?sid=&formid=88  or call the Central Library at 585-428-8130 to register.

Legal Research

Business & Social Sciences has a subscription to Westlaw, with the subscription mostly concentrated on New York State. It can only be used here in the library. We  also have a complete set of the New York Statutes.  We can not provide legal advice,  but we can assist you with finding basic information about the law. The New York State laws are also available online at the following website. http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menugetf.cgi?COMMONQUERY=LAWS
We also have some books on the law that are designed for the layperson on popular subjects as divorce, wills, bankruptcy,  etc.  Some examples of these book titles are: Nolo’s Essential Guide to Divorce, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: Keep your Property & Repay Debts Over Time, Quick and Legal Will Book just to  name a few.