Small business class offered

T he Washington County Local Development Corporation, Warren County LDC along with SUNY Adirondack Continuing Education will be conducting the spring 2014 series of the Microenterprise Assistance Small Business Program beginning March, 17, at the SUNY Adirondack campus in Washington Hall.

The course is held Monday nights from 6 to 8 p.m.

This ten-week course is open to any prospective entrepreneur as well as existing small businesses (with ten or fewer employees) in our region.

The program provides attendees with the resources to build or re-structure an effective business plan and covers other critical topics such as advertising, budgeting and bookkeeping, legal issues, insurance requirements, taxes, permits, and financing strategies.

This course is designed to provide candidates with in-depth coverage of the business planning and operational process. Each session offers information relevant to building and utilizing an effective business plan.

SCORE kicks the course off by providing an overview of building a business plan and how to use that plan to succeed, grow and thrive.

Every session brings an area professional to the classroom to discuss best practices from his/her respective field.

Professional presentations for this course include: Joyce Miller, SUNY Adirondack; Gail Hamel, Hamel Resources, LLC; Melissa Lescault, McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum L.L.P; John O’Brien, R.J. O’Brien Insurance Agency, Inc; Carl Cedrone, Edward Jones; Mike Laney, Gore and Laney CPA’s; Mark Galough,

Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Company; George Normandin, Normandin Marketing; as well as regional business owners for a panel presentation in a round table discussion session with class participants.

Whether you’re looking to open a new business or want to expand your existing small business, this comprehensive and informative class is for you.

The fee is $150 for each participant. In addition to learning valuable start up and expansion information, completing this course qualifies candidates to apply for funding a start-up or expanding business in Washington or Warren counties.

Please contact SUNY Adirondack at 743-2238 to register for this class. Additional loan programs are available for existing businesses. Please visit www.wcldc.org or www.warrenldc.org for more details about other loan programs available and how they are designed to assist you in successfully growing your business in the region.

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