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Business Skills Training

2024 Business Skills Training

Ready to take your business to the next level? Join us for the North Country Chamber of Commerce's Business Skills Training Series! Tailored for small business owners, our series covers vital topics to empower entrepreneurs of all levels.

Whether you're a seasoned pro or just beginning, our in-depth seminars provide the crucial tools and insights necessary for success in today's competitive environment.

  • WHAT: One 2.5-hour class, once per week, from July 11th – August 29th, 2024. (8 classes in total)
  • WHERE: All classes will be held in-person at the North Country Chamber of Commerce located at 7061 US-9, Plattsburgh NY 12901
  • COST: $175 per person for the full training series – the price includes breakfast each morning and a framed certificate of completion at the end.
  • TO REGISTER: Contact Aaron Fregeau at (518) 563-1000 or via email at


Intro to Entrepreneurship: Dive into the exciting world of entrepreneurship and learn how to turn your ideas into a successful venture.
Thursday July 11th, 2024
Instructor: Russ Kinyon and Victoria Duley, AEDC

Fundamentals of Effective Leadership: The basics of what makes an effective leader: time management, teamwork, communication skills, inclusivity, and so much more.

Thursday July 18th, 2024


Instructor: Tom Bull, Tom Bull Consulting

SalesCraft 101: Master the art of salesmanship and unleash your full selling potential with proven techniques and strategies.

Thursday July 25th, 2024


Instructor: Adam Feck, Forward-46

Fundamentals of Marketing: Explore the core principles of marketing and discover how to effectively promote your business to your target audience.

Thursday August 1st, 2024


Instructor: Mimi Damm, Gray Digital Media

Grants and Other Business Funding Options: Course outline and outcomes to include: Financial institutions and importance of a commercial bank partner; The role of local economic development/financing partners such as IDAs and LDCs; Introduction to regional non-profit financing partners; Self-funding/bootstrapping/crowd funding; Writing a financing plan.

Thursday August 8th, 2024


Instructor: Russ Kinyon & Victoria Duley, AEDC

Business Networking: Forge valuable connections and expand your professional network with expert tips on effective networking strategies.

Thursday August 15th, 2024


Instructor: Lynn Reznick, Lake City Coworking

Digital Marketing for Small Business: Learn how to maximize impact on a tight budget, from content creation to social media and SEO optimization. Dive into GTM strategies tailored to small businesses, ensuring effective market positioning.

Thursday August 22nd, 2024


Instructor: Mimi Damm, Gray Digital Media

Stress Management: Achieve work-life balance and enhance your productivity with practical stress management techniques for both home and work environments.

Thursday August 29th, 2024


Instructor: Tom Bull, Tom Bull Consulting

Don't miss out on this invaluable opportunity to sharpen your skills and take your business to new heights. Enroll in the North Country Business Skills Training Series today and invest in your success!

Contact Aaron Fregeau at (518) 563-1000 or via email at

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