The North Country Center for Businesses in Transition (CBIT) addresses the loss of area businesses by providing matchmaking services between business sellers and potential buyers, access to planning tools, and connection with existing services.
Small Communities. Big Opportunities. Conference Returns for 2023!
Join aspiring entrepreneurs, current small business owners, support professionals, fiscal and legal agencies, and North Country leaders for Small Communities. Big Opportunities. (SCBO), a three-day, hybrid conference. SCBO is presented by the North Country Center for Businesses in Transition (CBIT) partnership, and welcomes anyone with a dream of business ownership and who lives, or wants to live, in northern New York State.
When: Sunday, February 12 to Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Where: Hybrid, based at The Hotel Saranac, Saranac Lake, NY
Cost: In-Person- $100; Virtual- $75
At the Center for Businesses in Transition . . .
We provide matchmaking services between potential buyers and sellers, plus access to planning tools and connection with existing services.
CBIT is a dynamic partnership between regional organizations and individuals invested in the retention of local businesses and the future of our communities. Our goals include helping owners sell their businesses on the open market, completing intergenerational family transitions, and converting to employee-owned and cooperative models.
Who We Work With
Aspiring Business Owners
We help people aspiring to own a North Country Business. In particular, we serve those who are looking to:
- Purchase an existing business
- Start a new career path in business ownership
- Find out more about employee ownership models and opportunities
Current Business Owners
We help people looking to transition their current business to new ownership. In particular, we serve those who are looking to:
- Retire or transfer ownership
- Find a suitable successor
- Access capital for transition needs
The North Country Center for Businesses in Transition partners with economic development organizations and chambers of commerce from across the region. These partnerships connect business owners and aspiring business owners with a robust network of resources, contacts and services to help will all phases of the transition.
Wilson Tile & Carpet
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