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Naturally Lewis Launches New Program Aimed at Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Lewis County

December 14, 2021

dba logo final horizontal pngLEWIS COUNTY, NY – Naturally Lewis is excited to announce the launch of the DBA Lewis County pilot program, created to inspire and guide entrepreneurs doing business in Lewis County. DBA Lewis County aims to help entrepreneurs launch and grow their business, leveraging and connecting existing resources and services to provide a pathway to success. DSC 5373

DBA Lewis County serves as a jumping off point for entrepreneurs looking to take the leap to start their business or for existing small businesses looking to scale-up.  Through customized technical assistance and developing achievable milestones, Naturally Lewis is able to connect entrepreneurs and existing small businesses with the support services they need, helping to alleviate some of the costs associated along the way.

Entrepreneurs or small businesses interested in participating in the DBA Lewis County program are encouraged to fill out a brief survey to determine areas of potential technical assistance. Then, Naturally Lewis works with each entrepreneur and small business individually to develop milestones and create the connections to reach those goals. Consultants providing support services such as business planning, marketing, bookkeeping and accounting, strategic planning, process improvement, leadership development, human resources, and so much more, are available right here in Lewis County.  Naturally Lewis will bring together the support services with new and existing businesses to provide one-on-one support and a clear path forward to achieving business goals. 

IMG_1614.jpg“Running a business can be stressful and confusing to navigate; the opportunity provided by the DBA Lewis County Program helps to alleviate the stress and connect you with resources you need to start and grow your business in Lewis County,” said Jenna Kraeger, DBA Lewis County Program Coordinator. “The program is intended to evolve to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and business owners that are great at the products and services they provide, but may need help in areas where they lack expertise.”

Naturally Lewis recognizes entrepreneurs and small business owners as the core of the 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. Creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports the sustainable retention and expansion of our businesses is a key component of the DBA Lewis County program.

If you are an entrepreneur, business owner or consultant in Lewis County interested in getting involved with the DBA Lewis County program visit the Naturally Lewis website: or contact Jenna Kraeger, Economic Development Specialist at 315-376-3014 or