Adirondack Business Center in Saranac Lake


The Adirondack Business Center in Saranac Lake is now open and ready to serve your small businss and telecommuting needs!  Please call 518-354-8410 or email 

Why Create a Business Center in Saranac Lake?Sign

In a recent survey the Adirondack Initiative for Wired Work determined that the ability to network is both important and missing for telecommuters in the Adirondack Park. Networking is especially important to local business owners who will need to collaborate and be creative to continue operating in an area that the Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages reports is increasingly becoming poorer and aging at a rate far exceeding that of the national average. The proposed business center would offer work space, meeting rooms, telecommuting equipment, host networking events, and provide entrepreneurial assistance. The Village of Saranac Lake is a year round destination located in the heart of the Adirondacks and has the added benefit of being served by the Adirondack Regional Airport, making it easy for telecommuters to travel back to their corporate offices as needed.

The Entrepreneurship Center at Clarkson University

With two- and five-year survival rates at 86%, far above the national average, the Entrepreneurship Center at Clarkson University is well positioned to duplicate their existing small business education and support model. Entrepreneurs in the Center begin with an introductory class, My Small Business 101, designed to create a general awareness of business concepts. Upon graduation from MSB101, more specific training is available including courses in e-Marketing, QuickBooks, and Financial Management. After developing skills in these areas business owners with specific projects such as QuickBooks implementation, website design, or Business Plan creation, are offered a Clarkson University intern. In a shrinking economy these services are urgently needed and difficult to pay for; all Entrepreneurship Center classes and interns are offered free of charge.

The Entrepreneurship Center can be reached at 315-268-3995 or

Expected OutcomesBusiness_Center_inside

The Adirondack Business Center in Saranac Lake, NY will:

  • Assist the Adirondack Initiative with its goal to add 2019 corporate telecommuters, mobile workers, and working wired entrepreneurs to the region by the year 2019.
  • Become self-sufficient beginning in year two.
  • Work with small business owners in the Adirondack Park to develop their business knowledge and skills and to improve confidence in their ability to manage their firm.

The 2011 Forever Wired Conference will be held October 4, 2011.

Follow the Adirondack Initiative on Twitter: #adki

Adirondack Business Center
141 River Street, Saranac Lake
Phone: 518-354-8410
Fax: 518-354-8320