New York Small Business Development Center Logo New York Small Business Development Center Logo

Canton Small Business Development Center

Serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Saint Lawrence, Warren, Washington Counties

Make an appointment for counseling:
Call (315) 386-7312 or use
our online form

Center Success Story:
Gail Crabtree of Audrey Guthrie, Inc. DBA Canton Dairy Queen

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

Since our start in 1998, the expert advisors of the Canton SBDC have worked directly with 16,737 businesses, helping them to invest $276,048,488 in the area's economy, and create or save 8,742 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 Canton SBDC:

Center: (315) 386-7312
Fax: (315) 379-3814

SUNY Canton
Payson Hall 107
Canton, NY 13617-1098  

Directions to the center

Director: Dale Rice

Email Address:

Hrs. of Operation:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Satellite Offices:
Essex County Industrial Develop. Agency Satellite
7566 Court Street
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
By appointment only
(518) 564-2042
Gore Mountain Regional Chamber of Commerce
Tannery Pond Community Center
228 Main Street North Creek, NY 12853
By appointment only
(518) 564-2042
Lake Placid Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism
Lake Placid CVB
2608 Main Street Lake Placid, NY 12946
By appointment only
(518) 564-2042
Malone Satellite
OneWorkSource of Franklin County
158 Finney Boulevard Malone, NY 12953
By appointment only
(518) 564-2042
Massena Chamber of Commerce
16 Church Street
Massena, NY 13662
By appointment only
(315) 386-7312
Ogdensburg Satellite
Sherman Inn
615 Franklin Street Ogdensburg, NY 13669
By Appointment

St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Building
Akwesasne Business Center
447 Frogtown Road Hogansburg, NY 13655 3109

(315) 386-7312
Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce
94 Montcalm Street
Ticonderoga, NY 12883

(518) 564-2042
257 Ranger School Road
Wanakena, NY 13695 0048
By appointment only
(315) 386-7312 (315)379-3814