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Center Success Story:
Three Bears Gluten Free Bakery

Canton Small Business Development Center

Serving Saint Lawrence County

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 5,299 businesses, helping them to invest $70,780,764 in the area's economy, and create or save 1,733 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:

34 Cornell Drive, Wicks Hall 023
Canton, NY 13617-1098  

Directions to the center

Director: Dale Rice

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

Email Address:

Hrs. of Operation:
8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Outreach Offices:
Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation
412 State Route 37
Hogansburg, NY 13655 - 3109
Phone: 315-386-7312
Massena Chamber of Commerce
50 Main Street
Massena, NY 13662

257 Ranger School Road
Wanakena, NY 13695 - 0048
Phone: (315)386-7312