The Center for Businesses in Transition welcomes business owners who are thinking of selling their business to meet with our team to learn about our services.

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Business Transition Support

We connect existing businesses owners with resources to plan for sale or transition to a family member, employee or employee group, or even a brand new owner. Whether actively planning to sell or thinking about the future of your business, CBIT has resources for you.



Seller's Working Group

CBIT is offering a Seller’s Working Group, bringing together business owners planning to sell in the next few years. In partnership with ANCA’s Center for Pandemic Response, business owners will participate in virtual group sessions and one-on-one counseling to acquire the tools and know-how needed to sell or transition a business.

Resources for Aspiring Owners

CBIT supports business owners aspiring to own a North Country business with resources related to buying and owning a business. We can also connect aspiring business owners with current owners interested in transitioning their business to the next generation.

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

Regional Partnerships

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.

Featured Businesses


Decker’s Flats Greenhouse

Working from home and putting a green thumb to use may seem like a dream to many aspiring Adirondackers. Jim and Ronnie Cunningham have been able to make a life for themselves doing just that. 


Turtle Island Cafe

Well-known in Willsboro, the Turtle Island Cafe is open year-round. Current owner Mimi Lane, has cultivated a dedicated staff, homey atmosphere, and food that keeps customers coming back, it’s a great pick for any aspiring restaurateur. 


Moon Tree Design

Current owner, Denise Hendron offers the finest collection of contemporary crafts in the region. This gallery features work from local, regional and nationally known artists. Perfect for an artist or artisan with business acumen.

Downtown Sports and Toys

Family-owned and operated since April, 2011 by Thomas Bronson, this charming shop features novelty sports items, trading cards, hats and apparel, plus toys and games for all ages. Located in downtown Potsdam.

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Contact Us

We are located at 67 Main Street, Suite 201 in Saranac Lake, NY 12983, or you can call 518-891-6200. Otherwise fill out the form below!