Website / App Usability Testing — The success of your website or app depends on how easy it is for people to use. Find out what your potential customers find most challenging, and learn how to make your site simpler for them and more successful for you. If you have a website or app that you would like to improve in this way, apply to be considered for our usability study. To apply or for more details, visit This service is FREE and open to the general public.

Brand Development — You need a graphic designer who cares about you and your business and seeks to present it in a way that captures your customers' attention and imagination. Check One Two offers that kind of professional service and at 50% off for CommonSpot family. Contact Matt Lowe ( to find out more.

Leadership Training — Running a small business takes leadership. Integrity Communication Group offers Leadership Training that turns leaders from ordinary to extraordinary. Through this program, you will build specific leadership skills by learning to Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. Contact Gladys Brangman ( to find out more.

Brown Bag — Looking for feedback on a business name, product, or decision?  As a member of the CommonSpot, you can set up a brown bag lunch (or other small gathering) for free to get feedback from coworkers. We're in this together, and each of us brings an important perspective to the table. 

Business Meetups — The CommonSpot hosts free gatherings for people within specific communities to come together around the theme of business. The purpose is to foster greater connectedness within these communities, strengthen support networks, create opportunities, and empower those who have been traditionally marginalized in the business world. The first such meetup was the March 10th Business Leaders of Color Meetup (see this article in the Tompkins Weekly!). We are now planning a business meetup for women business owners and entrepreneurs. Look for an announcement soon!  

Do you have a professional service to offer the CommonSpot family?
As we grow our suite of support services, we are seeking local talent that matches our community's needs.  If you provide a service that helps entrepreneurs and business owners succeed, contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.