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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 SBDC (NY SBDC) is accredited by  America's Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) and has more than two decades of serving the small business community. Our core services are:

  • Free and confidential one-on-one counseling
  • Market/industry research assistance
  • Customized business training seminars

We are 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, our services are free of charge. We are physically located at 194 US Oval at the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. SBDC business advisors provide support to North Country entrepreneurs by providing information, counseling, technical assistance and training to help them meet the challenge of todays complex economy.

Our counselors will tailor one-on-one counseling to meet your needs. Some topics we commonly address 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

Our staff is comprised of business professionals with either small business ownership or executive management experience. We can help you develop practical solutions to deal with the challenges of starting and operating a successful business.

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The North Country Small Business Development Center is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the US Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.