Two entrepreneurial workshop series will be presented at 2 State Street, Auburn, starting in September:


Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

The Auburn SCORE Chapter will conduct the 5 week workshop series: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business beginning on Monday, September 18th at 2 State Street Auburn, NY.  The first session is free to attend with a cost of $40 per participant for the remaining four sessions.  The workshops will be presented by local SCORE mentors and industry experts.  The topics include:  business planning, marketing, financial projections, and funding sources.

For further information about Simple Steps and to register, please contact Maureen Riester at (315) 252-3500 or


Rural Pitch Competition

If you reside in Cayuga County and have recently started a business or are in the process of starting a business, you are eligible to register for the Onondaga SBDC Rural Pitch Competition for the chance to win cash prizes (up to $1000). Participants will attend four classes on Thursday evenings beginning September 7th at 2 State Street Auburn, NY.  The final night will be a one-page pitch competition with five minutes to present and five minutes for questions and answers.

Applications for the Rural Pitch Competition are due August 31st.  For further information: