“Relationships are the key to success in almost every type of business. Manufacturers need relationships with lenders and distributors; distributors need relationships with retailers; service providers need relationships to refer them quality clients; real estate owners need relationships with banks and contractors; restaurants make their money best when they have a variety of “regulars”. Even retailers work to know their customers’ habits so that they can tailor a predictable interaction. In my experience, working with, or for, total strangers is risky, unfulfilling, and often unproductive. If you want to be in a business of any sort, create good relationships. This is far better a way in business than with marketing that attracts strangers. Strangers don’t care about you. Just read what customers write on Yelp about businesses they’ve patronized where no one really knows each other. There is no bond; no feeling of a duty of decency. Your relationships will help you to achieve, and to know who to trust.”
-Neil S. Siskind
Neil Siskind is the Founder & Chairman of The Fatherhood Assignment
Learn more at: http://www.neil-siskind-the-fatherhood-assignment.org/
Neil Siskind is the Conservator of The Neil S. Siskind Nature Preserve
The Neil S. Siskind Nature Preserve is over 7 acres of environmentally-pristine waterfront land in a magnificent setting along New York’s majestic Hudson River. The Preserve includes a variety of species of animal and plant life, and is a precious example of the thoughtful maintenance of New York’s priceless open spaces. The land’s uses are limited to outdoor recreation such as hiking and climbing, and the study of ecology, nature and land use. The Neil S. Siskind Nature Preserve allows for the intelligent contemplation of our valuable natural resources and the most effective ways to protect and maximize them.
Neil Siskind, Founder, “National Fatherhood Day”- March 29th
Read about the non-profits and charities whose missions Neil Siskind supports at: www.neilsiskindsupports.com
You can read what clients and associates say about Neil Siskind at: http://siskindlawfirm.com/neil-siskind-bio/.
Neil Siskind’s Volunteer Work:
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center,Volunteer
Donorschoose: Donate to one of my needy public classrooms: http://www.donorschoose.org/NeilSiskindGiving
Make-A-Wish Foundation: Help Neil Siskind make sick children’s wishes come true: Neil-Siskind/Help-Make-A-Child-Smile.htm
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Help Neil Siskind help children with cancer to be more comfortable: http://mskcc.convio.net/site/TR?px=3182108&fr_id=2632&pg=personal
Champion Children– We seek to inspire people through stories of children who have overcome challenges: http://siskindlawfirm.com/champion-children/
Neil Siskind’s Pro Bono Work:
Protecting New York’s senior citizens from fraud and financial abuse www.savingseniorcitizens.com
Senior FreeStart Business- Pro Bono: We seek to help put senior citizens in the right direction so that they can face the challenges of the modern economy: http://siskindlawfirm.com/free-start-business/
Veteran FreeStart Business- Pro Bono: We seek to help put Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans in the right direction so that they can face the challenges of the modern economy: http://siskindlawfirm.com/free-start-business/
Neil Siskind’s Philanthropic & Environmental Work:
-Hudson Riverfront Land Conservation: The Neil S. Siskind Nature Preserve is over 7 acres of environmentally-pristine waterfront land in a magnificent setting along New York’s majestic Hudson River.
-Founder & Chairman, The Fatherhood Assignment: A think tank to educate the public about, and advocate for the children of absentee fathers. http://www.neil-siskind-the-fatherhood-assignment.org/
-Founder and Developer of “National Fatherhood Day” (TM), observed annually on March 29th, to encourage recognition of the needs of boys and girls who are living without fathers or father-figures in their lives.
Neil Siskind’s Government Work:
-Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Boston, MA, 1994, Intern
-Office of Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Newington, CT, 1992, Intern
-Hartford County Department of Probation, Hartford, CT, 1991, Intern
Neil Siskind’s Community Assistance:
Established and operated a temporary legal clinic offering inexpensive legal services to struggling Long Islanders during the recession to help clients resolve debt, plan estate matters, organize finances, start small businesses and obtain governmental assistance such as Medicaid.
Neil Siskind’s linkedin URL: Linkedin-Neil-Siskind