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Seminar Set for Helping People Start New Businesses

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ The New York State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh will offer a seminar for individuals and business owners who want to learn more about business basics on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Essex County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) office, 107 Hand Avenue in Elizabethtown.

The North Country's NYS SBDC, part of the School of Business and Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh, is partnering with the Essex County Industrial Development Agency on the seminar.

Karen Stehlin, business advisor at the North Country SBDC, will cover a range of topics, including: business plans; business structure; funding options; and what lenders look for from small businesses. There is no fee to attend the seminar.

The Essex County Industrial Development Agency , situated in Elizabethtown, offers support assistance for businesses in Essex County. The Essex County IDA manages a number of business parks, loan programs and the Empire Zone-Economic Incentive Program offered to companies locating and creating new jobs in New York State. For additional information about these programs, contact Carol Calabrese or Jody Olcott, co-executive directors, at 518-873-9114.

The New York State Small Business Development Center at Plattsburgh works one-on-one in a confidential setting with the North Country's emerging, existing and expanding entrepreneurs, providing these services at no cost to clients in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren and northern Washington counties.

The NYS SBDC at Plattsburgh is part of a statewide program funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the State of New York, serving more than 5,202 North Country businesses since 1994, helping them to invest more than $42.5 million in the area's economy and creating or saving 1,697 jobs.

To register for this free seminar, call the NYS SBDC Plattsburgh at 518-564-2042, or for more information visit the North Country SBDC online at northcountry.nyssbdc.org

Everyone who registers by Dec. 2 and attends the seminar will be entered into a drawing for one free copy of the book, Your Dream Made Easy, which will be given away at the end of the seminar.
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