A standing room only crowd filled a ballroom at the Carltun in Eisenhower Park October 15th to hear developer Bruce Ratner talk about the art of networking, the power of persistence and the status of the Nassau Coliseum project. Ratner was the featured guest at the WCBS Small Business Breakfast presented by SCNB and hosted by WCBS Morning Business Anchor Joe Connolly from the Wall Street Journal. Ratner talked about small businesses being the life blood of local economies and, while he talked about the benefits of “big dreams,” he counseled the crowd on keeping those dreams reasonable.

Click here to view the entire WCBS Newsradio 880 Small Business Breakfast. Below, watch individual excerpts/highlights from our time with Bruce Ratner.

Bruce Ratner gives his take on the state of the local economy at the October 15th WCBS Small Business Breakfast.


Wall Street Journal / WCBS Business Reporter Joe Connolly asks Developer Bruce Ratner about the survival of the middle class.


Business Owners hear about the value of Networking from Bruce Ratner.


Bruce Ratner tackles the biggest question we hear at our WCBS Business Events, how do you “close a deal”.


Small Business owners came to the WCBS Business Breakfast to hear Bruce Ratner address the topic of Thinking Big.


Developer Bruce Ratner has high hopes for a revitalized Nassau Coliseum and he says it can be successful even without a professional sports team. He explains the bottom line is terrific entertainment content.


Bruce Ratner has a very good feeling about the economy of the New York City area at the moment. He was asked about how that impacts local communities like Nassau County on Long Island.

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