August 7, 2019

Sessions offer hands-on help for start-ups and existing businesses


Hudson, NY – Columbia Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) has announced applications are now being accepted for the organization’s annual MicroBusiness Seminar Series.  This popular course will run September 17 – October 29.  All classes will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce at One North Front Street, Hudson, NY.

“Educating small business owners is part of a strategy to strengthen the Columbia County business community,” stated CEDC Business Development Specialist Martha Lane.  “In addition to making small business loans, we offer the Microbusiness Seminar Series to ensure entrepreneurs know the basics about running a successful small business.”

The eight, two and a half-hour sessions are taught by professionals in their field.  Topics include marketing, bookkeeping, financing, and legal issues (see complete course list below).

“The MicroBusiness Seminar Series provides the tools and education necessary to develop not only a business plan but a strong sense of business leadership,” stated CEDC President and CEO F. Michael Tucker.  “It’s an incredible opportunity to be coached by a dynamic and supportive team of local professionals.”

The $195 course fee is refunded in the form of a one-year membership in the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, or a gift card to Staples.  Scholarships are available.  Space is limited.  Applications are available by calling CEDC at 518 828.4718.


Columbia Economic Development Corporation (CEDC), the leading economic development organization in Columbia County, is committed to strengthening the county’s tax base through economic development and job creation while maintaining the quality of life so desired by the people who live and work here.  For more information about CEDC’s programs and services, visit our website at or call 518 828.4718.


2019 MicroBusiness Seminar Series Session Schedule – revised