Wholesaling Workshop for Small Businesses Aug. 19 at SUNY Canton

America's SBDC - New YorkSmall businesses in the local area have a new opportunity to expand and grow their operations by selling their wares at wholesale to stores and retail outlets around the region.

“Strategies for a Successful Wholesale Show” will be presented by the Small Business Development Center from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19 in the SUNY Canton Campus Center. Vendors will learn how to evaluate their readiness for wholesaling, how to price and sell at wholesale, and how to create an effective trade show booth in preparation for the Fall Buyer Days wholesale trade show in October.

The Fall Buyer Days will be hosted by Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Oct. 18. The show is planned in conjunction with the Chamber’s retail Craft, Food & Wine Show Oct. 16 and 17 at Clarkson University’s Cheel Arena in Potsdam.

The Strategies for a Successful Wholesale Show workshop is open to vendors participating in the Chamber’s Craft, Food & Wine Show and the Buyer Days, but is also open to other businesses who wish to seek out wholesale contacts. The workshop is free for vendors who are registered and paid for the Craft, Food & Wine Show and the Buyer Days. The event costs $5 for members of ANCA and the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce as well as SBDC clients, and $10 for all other participants.

Registration can be completed with ANCA online at: http://www.adirondack.org/civicrm/event/register?cid=0&reset=1&id=16

For further information on the Fall Buyer Days contact ANCA at (518) 891-6200 or email lrichard@adirondack.org. For information on the Craft, Food & Wine Show, contact the Chamber at (315) 386-4000. For information about the wholesale workshop, contact the SBDC at (315) 386-7312 or email sbdc@canton.edu.

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