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Vermont Small Business Development Center

Training

Need to update or acquire a new business skill? VtSBDC offers you a wide variety of trainings on-line and in-person.

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Vermont Small Business Development Center

Business Advisors

Are you an entrepreneur with an existing business or just have an idea? Business Advising is the cornerstone of the services offered you by VtSBDC. A trained and experienced Business Advisor is ready to work with you at no cost, one-on-one.

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Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Are you an educator invested in our Vermont students becoming the business owners of tomorrow? REAL- Rural Entrepreneurship Through Action Learning - is an experiential curriculum that develops entrepreneurial knowledge and skills.

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Technology and Commercialization

Are you a technology-driven entrepreneur or existing business with innovation related or IP questions? At VtSBDC we understand that you have specific needs and so we have specially trained Technology and Commercialization Advisors to work with you one-on-one.

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Veterans and Service Connected Vermonters

Are you a soldier or a member of a military family? VtSBDC recognizes that you have specific needs as business owners so we have created a tool box of individualized assistance programs.

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Agribusiness

Do you run a farm or produce specialty food products? VtSBDC is dedicated to your business’s health and vitality. Two advisors, with backgrounds in agri-business, are available to you for one-on-one advising.

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Grow a Business

As an established business, your needs can be met by VtSBDC in a variety of ways: No-Cost Confidential Advising; Training; Financial Analysis tools; and Strategic Assessment.

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Start a Business

Starting a business requires enthusiasm, commitment and a wide variety of skills. VtSBDC is here to help you in a variety of ways: The Community Business Connections' website…

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VTSBDC News

  • May
  • 20
  • 2016

Effective Retention Strategies for Local Businesses

It takes time to find, hire and train new employees, which results in direct costs to your business, as well as losses due to lower productivity of new hires. For a small business, loss of a key person can have a severe impact, and the cost to replace such an employee is increased because it is less likely that someone else will be able (even temporarily) to step into their shoes. In this workshop you will learn about methods used by large employers to keep their best employees.

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  • May
  • 20
  • 2016

Workshop Teaches Online Business Done Right the First Time

Establishing a robust online presence for your small business is essential to a successful future. Today's customers expect to find your business quickly and easily when they look online. And if they don't, there are plenty of other options available to take your place. But with various website building tools and options, social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more, it can be a challenge to determine where to focus your energy.

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