In today's challenging economic times, employers continue to grapple with changing laws, new interpretations of existing laws, and evolving notions of acceptable workplace conduct. This workshp covers several areas of employment regulation, both federal and state, engaging participants through situational analyses and hands-on exercises designed to reinforce the learning experience.
VtSBDC is excited to kick off its BUILD YOUR BUSINESS INITIATIVE in Vermont’s southern region. For a limited time, businesses in Bennington County will have access to specialized business advising services focused on growing existing businesses and assisting aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into reality.
Several Vermont business owners have been honored for their outstanding work. Check out who was recognized here.
Loretta and Matt took a road trip to Vermont from California in the 90’s and fell in love. In 1999 they moved to Brattleboro (after looking all over Vermont) and opened Boomerang to sell used and vintage clothing.
Every homebrewer who has sipped his or her own creations and tasted the satisfaction of a job well done has likely at least contemplated what it would be like to share their recipes with the world, or to make a living from their passion for handcrafted beers.
According to a recently completed annual impact report created from small business client surveys, America’s Small Business Development Centers’ clients accessed $4.8 billion in financing and created and retained 158,000 jobs in 2014.
VtSBDC small business services have a huge impact on Vermont's economy in the form of dozens of jobs and millions of dollars infused into our economy.
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.
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.
What is the sequence of steps to affirm that your innovation has legs, that someone actually wants it and learn how to communicate your innovation without divulging your secret sauce.
Vermont Small Business Development Center Names Charles Ininger Area Business Advisor – Central Vermont
Charles Ininger (Charley) has just been named as the new Area Business Advisor for the Vermont Small Business Development Center’s Central Vermont region covering Washington and Lamoille counties.
State Director, Linda Rossi, announced that Steve Densham has been selected as the 2014 State Star of Vermont Small Business Development Center (vtsbdc.org).
As a teenager how did you spend some of your summer vacation? Just kicking back? Hanging out? Doing odd jobs? Other?
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.