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Friday, May 12, 2006

Strategies for Success in a Changing Marketplace

PLATTSBURGH, NY___ The North Country and Canton Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) and the ComLink’s Women’s Entrepreneurial Business Center (WEBC) will co-host two workshops to assist entrepreneurs in making the most of the changing marketplace.
The presentations by Tony Maglione (North Country SBDC), Michelle Collins (Canton SBDC) and Brenda Thornton (ComLink’s WEBC) will offer an opportunity to identify and embrace competitive advantages, learn how to capture untapped revenue and discuss how other communities have adjusted to the addition of mega retailers to their communities.
“Strategies for Business Success in a Marketplace with Mega Retailers,” held at Potsdam’s Civic Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., in Potsdam and “Strategies for Business Success in a Changing Marketplace,” held at North Country Community College, simultaneously on May 18th in Saranac Lake and Malone, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., will offer the communities’ business owners an opportunity to understand what happens when mega retailers become part of the business community.
“Small business success is integral to maintaining the vibrancy and growth of our ever-changing global economy,” stated Thornton. “Businesses can learn a great deal by formulating a strategic plan, setting feasible long-range goals, developing a realizable marketing plan and by collaborating with other businesses to achieve success.” Thornton said she hopes this workshop will be beginning of this process for the small business owners in the areas served by the WEBC and the SBDCs.
The workshops are $15 per person. To register, call ComLink’s WEBC at 518-483-1261 extension 1012 or 1019.
The North Country SBDC, Canton SBDC and ComLink’s WEBC are part of a statewide program funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the State of New York.


  • I attended this "workshop"(?) and was very disappointed. The information was rudimentary. Most of the ideas are already being used by the Local Merchants Assoc. and retailers in general. The information from Wal-Mart was biased and insulting. We need to learn how other towns- like Ticonderoga - dealt with the mega-store before/after. (Were they welcomed? Are they happy with the outcome? )

    It was a waste of an evening.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:22 AM  

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