Tuesday September 6, 2016

Attention Area Entrepreneurs!

Next small business training class to begin this month

    John Halleron of SUNY Oswego leads a class session.

    For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there is a small business training class scheduled to begin later this month.


    The course is scheduled to begin Saturday.


    The classes will be held at Oswego Falls Business Center, 163 S. First St., Fulton, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays only, Sept. 10 through Oct. 8.


    The program provides a 24-hour small-business training program that covers such topics as how to write a business plan, how to obtain financing, accounting and tax issues, business insurance, legalities, marketing, and other basic business start-up issues.


    Small business advisers with SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, as well as other area business professionals, provide classroom training.


    The City of Fulton Community Development Agency, City of Oswego Community Development Office, the OBCR and Operation Oswego County coordinate the program to provide guidance and support to people interested in starting or expanding a small business.


    Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for up to $25,000 in low-interest financing to expand or start their business in Oswego County.


    Tuition for the program is $200 and includes all materials. Scholarships are available for households within low-to-moderate income guidelines as established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


    For more information, or to register for the class, call 312-3492. To download a program or scholarship application, visit www..oswegocounty.org/training.php.