For the past few years, we've been asking students "If you could start a new GIV Institute, what would it be about?" The overwhelming answer? Entrepreneurship.So, proudly we announce:
Vermont Small Business Development Center Area Business Advisor Ross Hart Earns International Trade Certification
Ross Hart, Northeast Kingdom Area Business Advisor for Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), recently earned the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) certification through the North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) professional association. He is one of only four CGBP recipients in Vermont, and the second VtSBDC advisor with this certification.
A celebration of entrepreneurship in Vermont featuring the announcement of the winners of the annual high school/technical center visual media competition, a Governor’s Proclamation and business highlights from four young Vermont enterprising entrepreneurs will be held Thursday, February 6th at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier from 9:00am to 1pm; plus students representing Career and Technical Center Student Organizations: FBLA, FFA, DECA and Skills USA will share information and provide a light breakfast for legislators in the Statehouse cafeteria from 7:30am – 9am. Students, legislators, college representatives, state/local service providers and entrepreneurs are welcome to attend and share lively business discussions over lunch.
Women from around Vermont attended a conference devoted to economic opportunities for them.
Vermont has approximately 77,000 small businesses that vary greatly across the economic spectrum.
Senator Sanders is partnering with local and State business development agencies to expand his Small Business Export Program to the Northeast Kingdom this fall.
Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) has announced the publication of the VtSBDC Disaster Recovery Guide for Business.
State Director, Linda Rossi, announced that Ross Hart has been selected as the 2013 State Star of Vermont Small Business Development Center. “I am pleased to make this announcement, and to recognize Ross for his contributions and commitment to our organization over the past five years. He has become a highly respected member of the VtSBDC team.”
On Monday afternoon, June 17th at a special awards’ reception at the VTC Williston Campus eight high school/technical center students from around the state were honored and received cash awards for their outstanding entrepreneurial business plan submissions in the 5th Annual VT REAL High School/Tech Center Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition.
Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) celebrated its 20th Anniversary in Randolph Center at Vermont Technical College. The highlight of the celebration was the recognition of Vermont businesses for their excellence.
MONTPELIER – A celebration of entrepreneurship in Vermont featuring the announcement of the winners of the annual high school visual media competition and a Governor’s Proclamation will be held Thursday, February 7th at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier from 9:30am to 3pm.
Over 200 Vermont businesses have been recognized by the Vermont Business Environmental Partnership (VBEP) for their environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts.
On Saturday, November 10, 2012 Vermont Technical College hosted the 16th Annual Women's Economic Opportunity Conference. This daylong conference is presented each year by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and brings over three-hundred women to the Vermont Tech campus in Randolph.
With the possibility that Hurricane Sandy might affect our region, please consider taking the following steps to prepare your business. These have been developed as a result of lessons learned from the past, including Tropical Storm Irene.
What does a recording studio, new television show,t-shirt design company, pet spa/hotel, interchangeable hat(s), tattoo parlor or a traveling bus serving kosher food have in common?
They’re all part of several entrepreneurial ideas and business plans being developed during the spring semester by more than 70 statewide high school and technical center students in this year’s 4th Annual VT REAL Youth Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition sponsored by Opportunities Credit Union and New England Federal Credit Union with a total of $2,000 in cash prizes to the top winners and honorable mentions.
DID YOU KNOW? If your small business or private, non-profit organization has suffered substantial economic injury, even if not directly affected by flood waters from Tropical Storm Irene, you may be eligible for the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program.
This is the title of the recently published white paper from the National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board.
Ten restaurants have been designated as Green Restaurants in the Green Mountain State in the Vermont Business Environmental Partnership (VBEP). The VBEP is a state program that recognizes businesses of all sizes for their environmental stewardship efforts. VBEP is a joint program of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Small Business Development Center that is free of cost to participating businesses. Vermont businesses joining the VBEP go beyond compliance with existing environmental regulations, using resource conservation strategies and implementation of environmental best management practices. In addition to attracting customers seeking environmentally responsible businesses, Green Restaurants can save thousands of dollars a year by reducing energy and water use, reducing waste disposal costs, and reducing costs for material purchases. They benefit from the operational advice and knowledge of VBEP representatives.
VtSBDC and VT REAL will join its Entrepreneurship Week "Team Vermont" partners to celebrate Vermont's entrepreneurial spirit.
On February 9, 2012 VtSBDC and VT REAL will join its Entrepreneurship Week "Team Vermont" partners to celebrate Vermont's entrepreneurial spirit. Over 200 attendees are expected between the Statehouse Cafeteria and Capitol Plaza venues.
Think about meeting with a business advisor - to review what is working and what areas you'd like to improve upon.
Presented by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, and sponsored by many organizations, including VtSBDC, Saturday Dec. 10th at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center.
If your business has sustained physical damage due to Tropical Storm Irene, TODAY is the deadline to apply for the SBA disaster loan.
For any business that has been affected by Tropical Storm Irene, the SBA disaster loan may be one key funding piece of the recovery effort.
Federal Assistance Available to Vermont Businesses:
Scott Holson is the new Technology and Commercialization Business Advisor for Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC).
We can help, as you begin to assess your short and long term needs - and connect you to other resources.
State Director, Lenae Quillen-Blume, announced that Dave Rubel has been selected as the 2011 State Star of Vermont Small Business Development Center. Dave Rubel is the Area Business Advisor for Washington and Lamoille Counties and the Export specialist for the team.
What do heated, bullet proof dog vests, a maple farm, a child care center, therapeutic horseback riding, a resort and a beads store all have in common? They’re all part of several entrepreneurial ideas and business plans developed by more than 75 statewide Vermont high school and technical center students in the 3rd Annual VT REAL Youth Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition.
Thursday, May 26 Time: 2pm - 3:30 pm (Sheraton Hotel) Amphitheatre, FREE, REGISTER (this event is open to anyone attending the VT Business and Industry Tradeshow) http://www.vtexpo.com/events-seminars/vtreal/
Laurel Butler and Charles Ininger have joined VtSBDC’s state-wide team of business advisors as part of President Obama’s “Small Business Jobs Bill”. Vermont’s allocation of the “Jobs Bill” will fund additional support for start-up/pre-venture small business owners and nascent entrepreneurs for a period of two years through comprehensive technical assistance and training.
Deborah S. Eibner is the new Area Business Advisor for Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) in White River Junction, VT. She will be covering the Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation (GMEDC) region.