Small Business Training Classes to Begin in September

For those interested in expanding or starting a small business in Oswego County, there are two small business training classes scheduled for September.

The first class will be held online from September 9 through October 26.

Registration for this online class is due by September 5.

For more information email [email protected] with the subject line “ONLINE TRAINING COURSE.”

The classroom course is scheduled to begin September 14 and run Saturdays only through October 12.

The classes will be held at the SUNY Oswego Phoenix Center, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The program is coordinated by the city of Fulton Community Development Agency, city of Oswego Community Development Office, SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations and Operation Oswego County to provide guidance and support to people interested in starting or expanding a small business.

The program provides a 24-hour small-business training program that covers such topics as how to write a business plan, how to obtain financing, accounting and tax issues, business insurance, legalities, marketing, and other basic business start-up issues.

Classroom training is provided by OBCR small business advisors Larry Perras and John Halleron, as well as other area business professionals.

Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for up to $25,000 in low-interest financing to expand or start their business in Oswego County.

Tuition for the program is $200 and includes all materials. Scholarships are available for households within low to moderate income guidelines as established by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For more information, or to register for either class, call 312-3492.

To download a program or scholarship application, visit