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09-14-2012

Potsdam Public Library Partnering with Clarkson University's Reh Center for Entrepreneurship to Offer My Small Business 101 in October

The Potsdam Public Library and the Potsdam Computer Center have partnered with the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at Clarkson University to offer the upcoming My Small Business 101 series at no charge next month.

"Our partnership with the Reh Center lets those who want to start a business or improve their business have a chance to be involved in this great program for free,” said Pamela Yurgartis, president of the Potsdam Public Library board of trustees.

The course will be held October 1,8,15, and 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St. in Potsdam. It will be taught by Marc Compeau, director of the Reh Center. Topics to be covered include thinking strategically, resource management, marketing management and financial management. 

The Reh Center is a resource that provides strategic planning for small businesses and the communities that support them. Its approach to and understanding of the unique aspects of doing business in the North Country has led to an 85 percent survival rate for those that have taken My Small Business 101.

Registration is required and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis to small businesses in St. Lawrence County. There is no cost to attend.

Please contact Erin Draper, associate director of the Reh Center, at 315-268-3995 or edraper@clarkson.edu to register.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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