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Oswego County Micro-Enterprise Program

Oswego County Micro-Enterprise Program is a step-by-step classroom instruction designed to guide you through aspects of starting and managing a small business.

Course Outline

Introduction to Small Business Ownership

  • Meet the class participants and learn about one of the best ways to meet new customers
  • Meet and listen to current small business owners as they share their insights on owning and operating a small business
  • Learn the basic steps of small business start-up and the resources available

Business Planning and Financing

  • Introduction to the written business plan and how to start writing your own plan
  • Learn how to go about obtaining funds from a bank
  • Learn how to check your credit history and how to address any related credit problems

Risk Management

  • Learn about the use of business insurance as one aspect of risk management for your business

Financial Statements and Accounting

  • Learn how to do a cash flow statement for your business
  • Find out what taxes you will be required to pay, when and how to pay them
  • Learn how to keep track of simple financial records and how to keep books for your business, as well as how this relates to your important tax information


  • Find out how to identify your market, how to advertise to that market, and how to retain customers

Business Legalities:

  • Learn about sole proprietorships/corporations, LLCs and partnerships
  • Learn how to avoid potential legal problems in your business
  • Loan program
  • Below-prime rate loans are available to graduates

Course fee: $50

Date & Location:

At this time there are no future Micro Enterprise classes scheduled. 

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Sponsored by:

  • City of Fulton Community Development Agency
  • City of Oswego Community Development Office
  • Operation Oswego County
  • SUNY Oswego Business Resource Center

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).