The Center for Businesses in Transition is set to continue its workshop series covering topics relevant for transitioning businesses.
A series of six morning workshops will be hosted by partner organizations throughout Northern New York.
All workshops will be held virtually from 8 am to 9:15 pm, via Zoom in the month of October.
Retiring business owners and entrepreneurs interested in taking over existing businesses are encouraged to participate. These workshops are free and open to the public.
The first workshop, set for October 1st, from 8 to 9:15 am, will be Utilizing all of Your Transition Resources: Overcoming Common Obstacles, hosted by Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce.
This session will introduce a panel of area resource providers including Carol Calabrese, co-director of the Essex County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), Certified Business Advisor Angela Smith of the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center at Clinton Community College, Business in Transition Program Coordinator, Dani Delaini of the Adirondack North Country Association, Business Counselor Stephanie Donaldson of the Adirondack Economic Development Corporation and a local real estate agent.
Panelists will introduce their organizations and services and then be challenged by a roll of the dice to answer frequently asked questions from aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners looking to transition into or out of a business.
In addition, the Center for Businesses in Transition will be debuting Transitioning Your North Country Business: A Guidebook.
Upcoming programs include:
October 8th – Your Best Possible Successor is Already Working for You, hosted by Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce;
October 14th – Business Transitions Overview: Where Do You Start?, hosted by Lewis County Economic Development/IDA;
October 15th – Marketing Your Available Business, hosted by The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and The County of Franklin Economic Development/IDA;
October 21st – Determining Value: Perspectives from Buyers and Sellers, hosted by Hamilton County IDA; and
October 27th – Not Just a Sale: The Role of Realtors in a Business Transition, hosted by St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce.
To register for the workshop series, click here. Workshops will be recorded and available online at a later date.