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Small Business & Entrepreneurs

An Innovative Ecosystem

Small Business & Entrepreneurs

An Innovative Ecosystem

We’re a community of dedicated workers who know a thing or two about the joys and perks of working in the wilderness. Franklin County provides the perfect landscape for small business owners and entrepreneurs to bring their dreams to life here. Diverse industry sectors from agriculture to biotechnology provide an ecosystem of innovation and creativity. Our strong workforce and growing hub of entrepreneurs are passionate about Franklin County, and they’re ready to shape the future of our region.

  • Business Transition Support
  • Venture Capital & Funding
  • Coworking and Makerspaces
Business Transition Support

Buying and Selling Business

The Adirondack North Country Center for Businesses in Transition addresses the loss of area businesses by providing matchmaking services with potential buyers, access to planning tools and connection with existing services.

The Center is a dynamic partnership between regional organizations and individuals invested in the retention of local businesses and the future of our communities. The goal is to help owners sell their businesses on the open market, complete intergenerational family transitions or convert to an employee-owned or cooperative model.

As partners in the Center for Businesses in Transition, we help connect business buyers and sellers with services, specialists, resources and education on best practices. If you are considering a transition now, or want to be prepared for the future, we are here to help you chart your path.

If you are a… 

You are a business owner looking to retire or transfer ownership and you need assistance:

  • Navigating available resources
  • Finding suitable successors
  • Accessing capital

Or if you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking to:

  • Purchase an existing business
  • Start on a new career path leading to business ownership
  • Find out more about employee ownership models and opportunities

Please visit: OwnANorthCountryBusiness.com

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Venture Capital & Funding

Getting a Headstart

Point Positive is an angel investing company dedicated to establishing entrepreneurial businesses in the Greater Adirondack Region by giving aspiring professionals the support they need to start or accelerate their business. The Upstate Capital Association of New York serves as a hub for connecting investors, lenders, professional advisors and companies seeking capital across Upstate New York.

Coworking and Makerspaces

Collaboration and Creativity

The Carry, a new coworking space in Saranac Lake that houses a conference room and an office space for local entrepreneurs seeking a place to work and collaborate with a team. The Carry also offers business resources and connections to local organizations like Adirondack Economic Development Corporation, CITEC Business Solutions, Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce and many more. Makerspaces also abound in the Adirondack region, from Bluseed Studios, Forever Wild Studio and Lake Flower Landing in Saranac Lake to North Country School Makerspace and Northwood School Innovation Hub near Lake Placid.

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