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Clarkson University Small Business Course for Artists and Artisans in January at Adirondack Business Center

Saranac Lake, N.Y. --  Clarkson University’s Reh Center for Entrepreneurship, with generous support from the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Foundation, will offer “My Small Business 102: Strategies and Inspiration for the Creatively Inclined” on Saturday mornings, January 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Adirondack Business Center, 141 River Street in Saranac Lake, N.Y.

Designed for artists and craftspeople in all stages of their business, this four-part series will include presentations on “Your Life, Your Art, Your Business,” “The Art of Management: Maintaining, Growing & Sustaining Your Business,” “The Creative Art of Marketing,” and “Selling What You Make.”

Sandy Maine, founder of the SunFeather Natural Soap Company in St. Lawrence County, will instruct the course. Specializing in artful colors, textures, and scent palettes, her products integrated artistic form as well as practical function.

While preserving a socially responsible model of operation for her business, Maine specializes in keeping artistry a very important component of her company’s work. She utilizes a hands-on approach and healthful organic ingredients,

In 2005, SunFeather Natural Soap Company was selected to provide hundreds of pounds of six custom scented soaps for Oprah Winfrey’s 50th birthday party.      
The course is offered at no charge, thanks to a contribution from the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Foundation. Space is limited. To register, contact the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship at 518-354-8410 or

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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