County seeks $200K grant to continue microenterprise program

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 February 2021 at 9:45 am

ALBION – The Orleans County Legislature voted on Wednesday to seek a $200,000 grant to continue a small business education program.

More than 500 people have graduated from the Microenterprise Assistance Program since it started in 1999. The 10-week program is offered in the spring and fall and gives small business owners tips in marketing, handling stress, computers, legal issues, bookkeeping and taxes – all factors that are key to running successful businesses. They also must complete a business plan.

The spring class that starts April 6 is already full. The class sessions are held at the Arnold Gregory Office Complex in Albion.