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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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Welcome to Vermont Small Business Development Center

VtSBDC provides no-cost, confidential business advising and low-cost training services to all small businesses and new ventures in Vermont. Our business advisors are highly trained, experienced business people committed, as individuals and as a team, to working with you. Our training programs are offered on-line and in-person and cover a wide range of topics important to your business’s success. Our motto: You can be in business for yourself – but you don’t have to be in business by yourself. We are here to support you and your business at every stage.

VTSBDC News

  • Dec
  • 16
  • 2014

Learn How To Protect Your Intellectual Property

In this workshop we’ll discuss the various forms of intellectual property (IP) protection; what is IP and what are the forms of IP, when to use copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, and patents, how to determine if your innovation can or should be patented and what are the steps involved.

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  • Dec
  • 16
  • 2014

Starting Your Own Business? Don't Miss This Step-By-Step Guide

Starting your own business can be challenging. Are you ready? Coming soon in December, this four-hour workshop is an essential guide for the first-time business owner.

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  • An accredited member of

    ASBDC
  • Vermont Tech

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Cooperative Agreement is partially funded by the SBA. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

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VtSBDC has numerous locations conveniently located throughout the state to serve your needs. Click the map to the right for a complete staff listing.

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