Virtual Conference: Small Communities, Big Opportunities
A regional coalition aims to showcase small business opportunities to the next generation of entrepreneurs in a four-day virtual conference running from February 24-27, 2021.
The North Country Center for Businesses in Transition (CBIT) will host a virtual event that will attract and empower aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue business ownership in northern New York. The conference — Small Communities. Big Opportunities: Own a North Country Business — will include several one-hour sessions over the course of four days to accommodate participants’ work schedules. Registration is free of charge and now open at www.northcountryopportunities.com.
The conference will take place virtually over four days, with most sessions lasting one hour. Participants may choose to attend the entire conference or only the sessions that interest them. Attendees will learn from local business owners and regional business support professionals about taking over an existing business, the logistics of accessing capital and insights into relocating to the North Country. In addition, conference sessions will highlight available business ownership opportunities and connect aspiring entrepreneurs with retiring business owners.
Conference attendees will also be invited to sign up for one-on-one meetings with owners whose business opportunities interest them. Invited business owners will come to the conference ready to speak to potential buyers, having prepared their books and determined their business value ahead of time. During and following the conference, representatives from CBIT and SBDC will facilitate working groups and other services that support business owners and potential buyers through the business transition process.