“I was so fortunate to work with the SBDC in Plattsburgh. Without their support my thriving business wouldn't have explained to its new location. I hope to have the chance work with them in the future to expand my business.”

Chad Hunkins, Owner
StoneWorks Massage and Skincare
Plattsburgh, NY


"SBDC has been a key partner in our venture from inception.  Angela Smith has played a critical role as business mentor, guiding us through every step of the process from feasibility discussions to formal business plan development, from start-up launch to going concern. I am grateful for the services provided by SBDC, and do not know what our options might have been had we not benefited from their ongoing support."  

Charles Loscalzo, Owner
Bookburgh LLC
Plattsburgh, NY


The SBDC was instrumental in helping me achieve my ultimate goal. In September of 2015, I moved back home to Plattsburgh, NY and opened the doors to my very own Acupuncture Clinic - Avenue Acupuncture. I have been in business since and extremely successful nearly right from the start. I could not have done it without the expertise and guidance of the SBDC!

Danielle Talley, Owner
Avenue Acupuncture
Plattsburgh, NY









We are so grateful to North Country SBDC for their help in getting our business open and thriving.  We love the Adirondacks and have wanted to live here and be successful.  The NY SBDC helped us solidify our plan, prepare for challenges, and rise above them to build a vibrant new business in the heart of the Adirondacks.  We are going on our third year of steady, consistent growth thanks to the assistance of the people and programs of the NY SBDC.  Thanks SBDC!

Allyson Parent, Owner
ADK Growl and Grub
Long Lake, NY


"The North Country Small Business Development Center is an asset to entrepreneurs in our area. The counselors' expertise and knowledge in business development was exactly what I needed to guide me over the last 10 years through the start-up followed by the growth of Canine Adventure, LLC. Thank you to all the counselors for your time and hard work helping entrepreneurs follow their dreams to success!"

Deidre Bermen, Owner
Canine Adventure LLC
Plattsburgh, NY



Angela at the North Country SBDC assisted me when I was ready to buy the insurance agency where I worked.  Her information and assistance were extremely helpful in gathering the information I needed to ascertain the value of business as well as the impact my type of business has with internet competition.  The information that the SBDC has given me has prepared me by helping me organize a well thought out business plan and with stable growth.  Thanks, Angela!

Jennifer Walker
Langley Walker Insurance
Plattsburgh, NY



Angela’s cheery, calm demeanor made the startup process less daunting. I was thankful to have such a great resource readily available.  The SBDC definitely made the start-up much easier!

Margaret H. Murphy, Ph.D, Owner
Integrated Aquatic Sciences, LLC
Lake Placid, NY



I absolutely loved working with Karen Stehlin at the SBDC. She gave me a sense of ease through the process of acquiring the business. She helped us complete the numerous documents required by the bank and kept us on track. I would recommend the SBDC to anyone buying a business.

Dick’s Collision, LLC
Plattsburgh, NY




We were impressed by the rapid response we received from the SBDC. Their involvement early on helped us decide to business in New York State.

Jeff Kozak, CFO, COO
WhistlePig, LLC
(Moriah Ventures, LLC)
Mineville, NY





A huge thank you to the North County SBDC!! Without all of their help and support, our doors would not be open today! An invaluable resource for our community! Special thanks to our advisor Mark Dame. If you have an idea for a business, GO SEE THEM!!
Salt of the Earth Bistro
Lake Placid, NY


Without the professional, prompt, and incredibly knowledgeable assistance that Angela provided to us during our business plan development, we would never have obtained loan or grant funding for our sizable expansion project.  Thank you, Angela!!!
Kirk, Kristy, and Ryleigh Bassarab
Black Rooster Maple
Keene, NY



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

Patrick Walsh
Subalpine Coffee
Keene Valley, NY






-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, NY









 “I'm very impressed with the knowledge, experience and great help from my business 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, NY



“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.
Keeseville, NY



 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
Bloomingdale, NY







"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
Plattsburgh, NY




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.

Casey’s Sugar House
Saranac, NY




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.


Small Town Health Care
Plattsburgh, NY


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, NY




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  Keeseville, NY


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, NY




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, NY






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

Dale Roberts
The Shop
Indian Lake, NY


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.

Oval Craft Brewing
Old Airforce Base in Plattsburgh, NY







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The SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center at Clinton Community College 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.