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Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

Tap into Naturally Lewis' Resources

Naturally Lewis aims to assist aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners in Lewis County to launch and grown in Lewis County and beyond. By utilizing our local and regional economic development partners and connecting you to local consultants who are experts in their industries to help you leverage opportunities and meet your goals. The Naturally Lewis Team works with you to develop milestones and make the connections to reach those goals.

Create Milestones with the Naturally Lewis Team

Develop a personalized timeline and connect you to programs and services to reach your business goals.

Make the Connections

Naturally Lewis is here to help you along the way with connections and resources, while you build the fundamental blocks of your business!

Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Small Supporting Small

Naturally Lewis recognizes entrepreneurs and small business owners as the core of our economy. Rural entrepreneurs profoundly enrich the communities in which they live and launch their ideas because of their direct connection to the needs of their communities, their knowledge of regional talent and, especially, their commitment to their neighbors.

In order to help entrepreneurs launch and grow their business, our goal is to leverage and connect existing resources to provide a pathway to success. By mapping existing programming and working to fill the gaps with local experts and service providers, we have created a pilot program that welcomes entrepreneurs into Lewis County and guides them to grow efficiently. Ultimately, our communities will benefit from new businesses with all the tools to success and the means to create new jobs locally.

Conceive

Build

Launch

Scale Up

Partners & Technical Assistance

Here to Help

Northern New York is an ideal location for services and support for those looking to start or grow a business. From business planning to funding options, grants to administrative and business support services, local businesses benefit from services offered in Lewis, Jefferson & St. Lawrence Counties. The collaborative effort of many North Country counties creates diverse support and funding options.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County

Local Resource

An educational organization focusing on commercial and sustainable agriculture, 4-H youth and families

Become a Consultant

Join the Network

Why should you become a consultant?  If you or your business offers services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, we want YOU! Naturally Lewis is committed to connecting entrepreneurs with the local resources and services they need to launch and grow their businesses. As a partner, you will receive customer referrals from the Naturally Lewis staff who meets one-on-one with entrepreneurs to determine the best path forward. 

Interested in Getting Involved?

Let's Connect

Jenna Lauraine

Director of Programs & Partnerships