County chamber, Clarkson partner on 'My Small Business 101' series
Monday, January 30, 2012 - 5:09 pm

POTSDAM -- The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Clarkson University for the upcoming My Small Business 101 series.

Participants in this course will also be offered a discount on joining the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce.

"The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce works tirelessly to improve the climate for all our businesses, whether members or not," said Chamber Executive Director Pat McKeown. "Through our partnership with the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at Clarkson, everyone who is in business or wants to start a business has access -- free of charge -- to four weeks of exemplary training. And if they have always wanted to become Chamber members, they will have an opportunity to join at a reduced rate."

The course will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 13, 20, and 27, and March 5 at Clarkson University, taught by Marc Compeau, director of the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship. Topics covered include Thinking Strategically, Resource Management, Marketing Management and Financial Management.

The Reh Center is a resource that provides strategic planning for small businesses and the communities that support them. Its one of a kind approach and understanding of the unique aspects of doing business in the North Country has led to an 85 percent survival rate for those businesses that have taken My Small Business 101.

Registration is required by Feb. 10 and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no cost to attend.

To register, contact Erin Draper, associate director of the Reh Center, at 268-3995 or edraper@clarkson.edu .