Thank you to all who joined the Center for Businesses in Transition (CBIT) partners, event sponsors, guest presenters, and our region’s amazing small business community for the 2023 Small Communities. Big Opportunities. (SCBO) Conference. Your participation, curiosity and creativity made it a memorable and meaningful event.

View photos from the conference on ANCA’s What’s Up North Blog page.

SCBO by the Numbers:

  • The event convened over 187 business sellers, aspiring owners, CBIT partners, and business support professionals 
  • 17 Showcasing Businesses were supported in preparing for and showcasing their business at the event with through liaison efforts and a dedicated seller advisor 
  • Over 75% of Seller survey respondents reported that they learned about the sales process and valuation for selling their business
  • 91% of survey respondents rated their satisfaction with the the information presented at the conference a 4 or 5 out of 5
  • 100% of survey respondents found the sessions they attended worthwhile

To learn more about CBIT, SCBO, transition resources and available businesses in the region, contact



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About SCBO

Small Town Cultures owner Cori Deans speaks about her company’s success and growth at the 2023 SCBO Conference.

Small Communities. Big Opportunities. convenes aspiring entrepreneurs, current small business owners, support professionals, fiscal and legal agencies, and North Country leaders for a three-day, hybrid conference. SCBO is presented by the North Country Center for Businesses in Transition (CBIT) partnership, and welcomes anyone with a dream of business ownership and who lives, or wants to live, in northern New York State.

  • What: Small Communities. Big Opportunities.: Own a North Country Business Conference
  • When: Sunday, February 12 – Tuesday, February 14, 2023
  • Where: Hotel Saranac, 100 Main Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983‍
  • Cost: ‍In-Person: $100‍, Virtual: $75

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