Posts Tagged ‘Center for Businesses in Transition’

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Made Here, Sold Here: How a Local Trade Show Helps Entrepreneurial Seeds Grow

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by Lauren Richard & Dani Delaini

In October 2023, over three and a half years after the COVID pandemic’s onset, Americans were still filing 59-percent more applications to start new businesses than they were before the pandemic (source: Harvard Business Review). 

This might be a national statistic, but the seeds of this small business and entrepreneurial “boon” here in the North Country are starting to sprout. The Center for Businesses in Transition, a partnership of North Country business support professionals, has seen more inquiries from aspiring entrepreneurs this year than we have seen since ANCA launched the program five years ago. Our economic and small business development partners are anecdotally reporting an increase in inquiries and clients — indeed, more than they have the capacity to handle!

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

Embracing Transitions as Opportunities

Dani Delaini

By Dani Delaini, ANCA Entrepreneurial Economy Program Director

On the first morning of the Small Communities. Big Opportunities. Conference, I braced myself.

I knew that my team and I would be speaking, making connections and moving from room to room — trying to ensure that all the materials and all the people would be in all the right places at all the right times. The mental and emotional energy  needed — event logistics to unexpected hiccups to keeping names straight for over 180 conference attendees — is somewhere over and in between a rainbow of both terror and excitement.

I braced myself. I took deep breaths and centered myself in the fact that whatever nervousness I felt was likely mild compared to how some sellers showcasing their businesses that day must be feeling.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

The next generation of entrepreneurs

business transitions martins pretzel business grand opening

By Zach Hobbs, Center for Pandemic Response Outreach Coordinator

“For me and my family, the ability to do what we love and share it with others is a legacy we all want to be part of. Personally, it is very fulfilling to be back in operation and continue the family tradition for another generation.”

~ Josiah Martin, Martin’s Handmade Pretzels, Moira, N.Y.

This month, ANCA’s Center for Businesses in Transition (CBIT) announced the successful transitions of three Franklin County businesses to new ownership.

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Calling all entrepreneurs (and would-be ones)

Small Communities. Big Opportunities: Own a North Country Busine Virtual Conference

Are you or someone you know interested in owning a North Country business?

The Center for Businesses in Transition (CBIT) is hosting a FREE four-day virtual conference — designed to empower those who live here and those who want to live here to realize their dreams of business ownership.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

ANCA, Clarkson offer e-commerce assistance to small businesses

If you are a small business owner looking for help troubleshooting your current e-commerce set up, in need of a website, or if you just need advice and support at a free or reduced cost, then are eligible to apply for assistance provided by Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and Clarkson University in partnership with the Center for Businesses in Transition. The first round of applications are due Wednesday, April 15 at 5 p.m. (futures rounds TBD).

Assistance given is limited and based on need.

Click here to apply if your business has a website.

Click here to apply if your business does not have a website.

For more information contact or call 518 891-6200

Sunday, February 2, 2020

A Center for Businesses in Transition Update

The North Country Center for Businesses in Transition (CBIT) in Saranac Lake continues to offer targeted programs and resources to transitioning businesses in 2020.

The Center is a collaboration of regional organizations and leaders working to support existing business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in developing successful business transition strategies. In 2019, 88 North Country business owners reached out to CBIT for assistance, tapping into a network of tools, learning opportunities and experience.

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Family Businesses Plan for the Next Generation

center for business in transitionThe North Country Center for Businesses in Transition has announced “Intergenerational Family Transitions, Creative Solutions and Alternative Structures,” an informational and networking workshop where North Country family business owners and regional business support professionals will share their experiences, set for Wednesday, July 10th from 8 to 10:30 am, at Anchorspace Potsdam, 71 Market Street, Potsdam. » Continue Reading.

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