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.
Small business owners have until the end of September to refinance 504 loans at lower interest rates.
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.