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Welcome to the home of the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center at Clinton Community College!
We serve Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Saint Lawrence, Warren, and Washington Counties.


Click to read some of our featured success stories!

Make an appointment for counseling:

Call (518) 324-SBDC or use our online form.

Upcoming Events and Workshops

Essential Steps to Start Your Business

September 18, 6:00 PM
Champlain, NY

What's my Business Worth? Q&A session on business valuation, with expert Peter Pappas. 

October 1, 8:00 AM 
Plattsburgh, NY

October 2, 8:00 AM
Lake Placid, NY 

We think New York is great for small business, and so do our clients.

Since our start in 1998, the expert advisors of the SUNY Canton SBDC have worked directly with 14,731 businesses, helping them to invest $209,654,322 in the area's economy, and create or save 5,450 jobs. For more information on how the SBDC works throughout the State of New York, visit

If you or your business resides in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success. Among other things, we help our clients:

  • understand the importance of a business plan
  • discover sources of funding
  • prepare for e-commerce
  • identify avenues for exporting goods & services
  • develop marketing plans
  • assess an invention’s viability
  • comply with licensing & regulations

And thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge.

Click here for contact information, office location, hours, and directions.

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Partnership Program with the SBA, administered by the State University of New York. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling the SBDC at least two weeks in advance.