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Watertown Small Business Development Center

Serving Jefferson, Lewis Counties

Make an appointment for counseling:
Call (315) 782-9262 or use
our online form

Center Success Story:
Jennell Thurn of Treasure Lilly

We think New York is great for small business -- and so do our clients.

Since our start in 1986, the expert advisors of the Watertown SBDC have worked directly with 23,972 businesses, helping them to invest $391,470,604 in the area's economy, and create or save 11,566 jobs.

If you or your business reside in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success.  Among other things, we help our clients:

  • understand the importance of a business plan
  • discover sources of funding
  • prepare for e-commerce
  • identify avenues for exporting goods & services
  • develop marketing plans
  • assess an invention’s viability
  • comply with licensing & regulations

And thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge.

Contacting the Watertown SBDC:

Center: (315) 782-9262
Fax: (315) 782-0901

Jefferson Community College
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601-1897  

Directions to the center

Director: Michael Kinnie

Email Address:

Hrs. of Operation:
M-F, 8 AM - 4PM


Outreach Offices:
Lewis County Industrial Development Agency
7395 State Street
Box 106
Lowville, NY 13367
By appointment only
Phone: (315) 782-9262
Oswego Satellite
121 East First Street
Oswego, NY 13126
M-F, 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone: (315)312-3493
Fax: (315) 312-3374