The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) will continue to partner closely with the North Country Small Business Development Center (NCSBDC) by providing their services directly at the Chamber office throughout 2017. The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office is located at 94 Montcalm Street, Suite 1 in downtown Ticonderoga. Appointments are recommended.
The TACC has been working closely with the NCSBDC since 2010. The NCSBDC is a partner of the Chamber that offers an array of business support, services, and counseling to existing businesses and potential new businesses. Typically dates are set for each month but with some temporary staffing changes adjustments have been made for 2017. Appointments are recommended for all of the dates listed above to provide the best possible service to all clients. Appointments can be made by calling the NCSBDC at 518-564-2528.
2017 NCSBDC Dates/Times & Business Seminars Dates (Schedule is subject to change):
January 17th from 10:00 AM – 3 PM
February 14th from 9 AM – 3 PM
September 12th from 11 AM – 4PM *Evening Seminar TBA.
October 10th from 9 AM – 3 PM *Morning Seminar TBA.
November 14th from 11 AM – 4 PM *Evening Seminar TBA.
For the months of March, April, May, June, July, August, & December services are by appointments only and specific dates have not been arranged due to a maternity leave and staffing.
In addition, the Chamber is working with the North Country Small Business Development Center to host a series of business seminars in the fall of 2017. All seminars are free for Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce members. Look for information on the 2017 Fall Business Seminars to be announced. All attendees must register prior to the seminar directly with the TACC.
The North Country Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Plattsburgh is part of a statewide network of 24 regional centers located throughout New York State. The New York State SBDC (NYS/SBDC) is accredited by the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) and has more than two decades of serving the small business community.
Their core services are:
Free and confidential one-on-one counseling,
Market/industry research assistance
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 high quality business counseling and training to New Yorkers who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business. Due to this support, their services are free of charge. Their staff is comprised of business professionals with either small business ownership or executive management experience. They can help you develop practical solutions to deal with the challenges of starting and operating a successful business.
The NCSBDC is physically located at 194 US Oval at the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The SBDC business advisors provide support to North Country entrepreneurs by providing information, counseling, technical assistance and training to help them meet the challenge of today’s complex economy.
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
Import/export assistance / Government procurement
“We are honored and excited to continue our wonderful partnership with the team at the North Country Small Business Development Center. Through our partnership we are able to offer all of the services available via the NCSBDC in a convenient location to our members, Ticonderoga Area Businesses, and potential new businesses. I would like to thank the NCSBDC for their continued dedication to the Chamber and the Ticonderoga Area Business Community. Whether you are thinking of starting a business or have been in business for years, the NCSBDC and the Chamber can offer you assistance and guidance in an array of areas. Make your appointment today,” shared Matthew Courtright – TACC Executive Director.
For additional information on the North Country Small Business Development Center or to make an appointment with their staff while they are at the Chamber Office call 518-564-2524 or visit www.northcountrysbdc.org.