Friday, 08 March 2013 15:18

Next small business training class to begin in April

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

    The course is scheduled to begin Tuesday, April 2 and run Tuesdays only through May 28, with no class on April 30. The classes will be held at 118 Rich Hall on the SUNY Oswego campus, from 6 pm to 9 pm.
     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. Classroom training is provided by SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations (OBCR) small business advisors Larry Perras and John Halleron, as well as other area business professionals.
     The program is coordinated by the City of Fulton Community Development Agency, City of Oswego Community Development Office, SUNY OBCR and Operation Oswego County 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 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

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