Ticonderoga chamber to host business experts

Open house slated October 9

— The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will host an open house with the North Country Small Business Development Center on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Services provided by the North Country SBDC will be available at the chamber office typically on the second Tuesday of each month.

“The open house will be from 12:30 to 3 p.m. for the month of October,” stated Matt Courtright, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. “Representatives from the North Country Small Business Development Center and I will be visiting area businesses from 9: a.m. until noon on Oct. 9,to promote the services available via the NCSBDC and upcoming seminars and trainings being held at the chamber.”

The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office located at 94 Montcalm St.

The North Country Small Business Development Center at Plattsburgh is part of a statewide network of 24 regional centers located throughout New York State. The New York State SBDC is accredited by the Association of Small Business Development Centers and has more than two decades of serving the small business community.

Services include free and confidential one-on-one counseling; market/industry research assistance; and customized business training seminars.

The North Country SBDC is supported by the State University of New York and the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide business counseling and training to New Yorkers who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business. Services are free of charge.

The North Country Small Business Development Center is located at 194 US Oval at the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base.

The SBDC business advisers provide support to North Country entrepreneurs by providing information, counseling, technical assistance and training.

Counselors will tailor one-on-one counseling to meet your needs. Some topics commonly addressed include: business plan development/cash flow projections; financial analysis / legal and regulatory information; marketing assistance / business start-up information; buying and selling a business / human resource development; and import/export assistance / government procurement

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