"Thanks Angela and the SBDC! We wouldn't be in business without you!"


-Patrick Walsh, Subalpine Coffee

Keene Valley 






-Patrick Walsh, Subalpin



"The SBDC provided me with invaluable service!  Excellent feedback, advice, attentive, and the bank said it was the best business plan they ever saw!"

- Leo Gomes, Lake Champlain Physical Therapy

Crown Point







“I'm very impressed with the knowledge, experience and great help from my busniess advisor Angela Smith. She was easy to reach and she helped me greatly in writing up my busniess plan. Without her help, I might not have secured the funds, and hence open the doors for business. Thank you SBDC. Thank you Miss Angela.”

-Muhammad Ahmad,

Zoni Enterprises Inc.

Schroon Lake




“Working with the SBDC to research the industry and write a concise business plan provided us with a good understanding of what we needed to do in order to create a successful business, as well as the confidence to move forward and do so.”

-Dan and Dylan Badger, Ausable Brewing Co.





 “The SBDC has helped me build the confidence I needed to start my own business by providing free one-on-one support, practical workshops covering multiple subjects that are critical in the start-up phase and after. Thank you so much Angela and the SBDC!”

Melissa Kline, Maple Lane Design and Drafting, LLC






"SBDC support and knowledge made my venture in starting a new business seamless. They were always accessible for any of my concerns or worries. I would recommend using SBDC to anyone looking to start a business."

-Michael Beiber, Liquor and Wine Cellar



Nathan Casey, the proud owner of Casey’s Sugar House in Saranac, NY, has always loved making maple syrup since being a kid. His maple sugaring business now resides in a small, wooden sugarhouse he built with his father.



Jennifer Facteau-Rabideau is the proud owner of Small Town Health Care, the first Nurse-Managed Primary Care Office to open in Plattsburgh, NY. This is a big deal as there are only 250 health clinics across America run completely by nurse practitioners.



“SBDC was an essential service while preparing my business plan. Angela’s energy and persistence channeled me to view endless aspects of starting a business that otherwise would have been overlooked. What a great resource and I recommend the SBDC often. Thanks Angela!”

-Terri Houghton, The Pine Cone

Ray Brook


“I am honored by the support I’ve received from SBDC. I’ve greatly appreciated Angela’s follow-through with my research questions and genuine enthusiasm for our small-scale farmstead creamery.

-Ashlee Kleinhammer, North Country Creamery



“From our frist meeting, to the bank closing, Angela was attentive to every detail! When our next project comes up, we will definitely contact the SBDC to assist us again.”

-Jay and Persaud-Heald, The Park Motor Inn, Elizabethtown



"The SBDC is a very helpful resource"

-Bogdan and Ania Polack, Redneck Bistro, Lake Placid NY 





"The SBDC counselor provided us with invaluable service, and they did it really fast too!"

-Nicole and Tom Hackett, Pro-Tech Restoration of Northern NY, Glen Falls




"I don't know what I would have done without the SBDC! Angela really helped make this happen!"

-Dale Roberts,The Shop, Indian Lake




"Angela, at the North Country SBDC, provided me with the business tools to ensure my expectations were realistic and attainable. Angela's help was invaluable to my early success."

-Jessy, Oval Craft Brewing, Old Airforce Base in Plattsburgh




North Country gets $61.4 million for projects

The North Country Regional Economic Development Council was awarded $61.4 million Thursday afternoon in the sixth round of state funding disbursement....

Grants available for Upper Hudson Recreation Hub

Up to $750,000 in grants will be available to municipalities, nonprofits and local businesses located near Boreas Tract

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