The Micro-Enterprise Program is coordinated by the SUNY Oswego Business Resource Center (BRC) and supported by the City of Fulton Community Development Agency, the City of Oswego Community Development Office, and Operation Oswego County to provide guidance and support to people interested in starting or expanding a small business.
The program provides a 14-hour small-business training course 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.
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.
At this time there are no Oswego County Micro-Enterprise classes scheduled.
Similar coursework is provide by Onondaga SBDC - the Fast Track Workshop.
The next class will be held, in person, on May 2nd, 4th and 9th, from 9 am - 4:30 pm. The cost for the course and materials is $125. To learn more or register for the course, visit the Onondaga SBDC Fast Track Workshop web page.
For those businesses looking to grow their existing business, SCORE is hosting Simple Steps to Grow Your Business.
Over 6 two-hours sessions you will learn the three distinct next steps: (1) Assess what you have created, (2) Develop a Plan for Growth and (3) Executing and Modifying that Plan. The sessions run from April 3, 2023 to May 8, 2023, from 10 am to noon, at the East Side Business Center in Syracuse.
Cost is just $100 for all 6 sessions. Veterans are FREE courtesy of M&T Bank.
For more information or to register for the workshop, visit the SCORE Workshops web page.