SUNY Canton hosting four-day virtual business conference
CANTON — The SUNY Canton SBDC is co-sponsoring a free virtual conference hosted by the CBIT partnership.
The four-day virtual conference “Small Communities. Big Opportunities: Own a North Country Business” is for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to take over a North Country business — empowering those who live here and those who want to live here to realize their dreams of business ownership.Visit https://bit.ly/3kgHjaf to see a video with more information about the conference.
The conference will include several one-hour sessions over the course of four days to accommodate participants’ work schedules:
• Day 1: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 12 p.m., Keynote and Crash Course in Taking Over an Existing North Country Business; 4 p.m. Presenting Yourself as a Viable Successor: What can you learn from a Professional Recruiter about making a good first impression with a business owner?; 5-7 p.m.: Speed Networking with Retiring Business Owners;
• Day 2: Thursday, Feb. 25, 12-1:30 p.m. Big Opportunities: Big Move. Relocating to the North Country; 4 p.m. Diversity and Entrepreneurship in the North Country; 5 p.m. Financial & Tax Considerations when Buying a Business;
• Day 3: Friday, Feb. 26, 12 p.m. Big Opportunities. Big Move: Learn about the journey from folks who have made the trek; 4 p.m. Obtaining Financing to Purchase an Existing Business;
• Day 4: Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. What’s Next? Plan your next steps to realize your dream. Saturday Morning Brunch with the Center for Businesses in Transition;
Participants may choose to attend the entire conference or only the sessions that interest them. There is no-cost to participate.
Attendees will learn from local business owners and regional business support professionals about taking over an existing business, the logistics of accessing capital and insights into relocating to the North Country.
In addition, conference sessions will highlight available business ownership opportunities and connect aspiring entrepreneurs with retiring business owners through speed networking sessions.
Registration is free and now open at www.northcountryopportunities.com.