About Vermont Small Business Development Center
Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) provides no-cost business advising and low-cost training to all Vermont entrepreneurs starting or growing their own businesses.
Our highly committed and professional business advisors will work with you in one-on-one, confidential sessions. We cover all areas of business from start-up planning to loan package development to long term growth strategies and everything in-between.
Since VtSBDC was established in 1992 we have served over 17,500 clients with over 167,800 hours of counseling and provided training to 22,000 people. We support your needs through a variety of programs and partnerships with other state and federal agencies. Our organization can serve you today through:
- The 12 regional locations of our Business Advisors
- Technology and Commercialization Advisors
- Agribusiness Advisor
- Veterans and Service Connected Vermonters Program
- REAL, the Youth Entrepreneurship Program
- Regulatory Assistance
- Training Workshops
- Links to State Agencies and other Partners
The mission of VtSBDC is to strengthen existing business entities, and assist start-ups through high quality, no cost counseling, and high quality, affordable training programs. We believe our Business Advisors are among the most enthusiastic and committed in all of the country. Their combined experience covers almost every size and type of business and they work as a team to deliver the best advice and assistance. They are highly trained, knowledgeable and united in the belief that small business is the backbone of our country.
The Small Business Development Center Program was initiated by the SBA in 1977. The Small Business Development Center Act of 1980, (PL 96-302), established this pilot project as a national program.