Start Your Online Store Bootcamp

Previously held November 21, 2020 

Online and At Anchorspace Potsdam (Hybrid)
Sponsored by SBDC, Free to Attendees


Overwhelmed with the thought of making an online store for your business in time for the holidays?
Not a super technical person in this new much more online world?
Wish you could build your store but have a pro nearby when you got stuck on something?

Get your online store done in a weekend with this upcoming event sponsored by the SBDC – SUNY Canton.

This weekend intensive will be held in-person and socially distanced at Anchorspace Potsdam as well as online as a hybrid event. If you want someone over your shoulder (masked and with air filtration running), we’re here in real life and if you want to work from home, we’re available help over the internet.

During this weekend, participants will build their store in Etsy, Shopify, or Square (as part of the Empire State Digital initiative). There will be a product photography area set up, and workstations with high speed internet ready for participants to use. Snacks and lunch will be provided both days.

You must be working with an SBDC counselor to participate so if you haven’t gotten to work with Jennifer or Michelle yet, book a consult online with them first! This workshop is free with limited space and priority will be given to participants who can attend the entire weekend event. 

About Your Facilitator

Nicole Ouellette is a seasoned web development and marketing professional of 12 years whose company specializes in social media and content marketing for small businesses. She brings a technical eye and revenue focus to her projects.


Ready to sign up? Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch as the workshop date approaches with registration details!

  • In case we need to call you, we won't give it to anyone.
  • If applicable, so we can figure out how to connect what we build in this workshop to it.
  • If you don't have a counselor, please book an appointment with one online here (it's free)! Clicking that link will open a new window so you can save your progress on this form.
    We are trying to help as many people as possible but committing to a chunk of time means participants are more likely to finish and may be given priority if space is an issue.
  • Your answers will help determine our workdays!
    Empire State Digital is offering discounts and incentives on Etsy, Shopify, and Square software but each of these softwares have their own costs, from transaction fees to take credit cards to monthly fees for using different levels of service. I understand in signing up for this, I get free counseling from the SBDC and access to this free bootcamp but I will be in charge of my own setup and ongoing costs in using this software going forward.