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Effective Retention Strategies for Local Businesses

05-20-16

It takes time to find, hire and train new employees, which results in direct costs to your business, as well as losses due to lower productivity of new hires. For a small business, loss of a key person can have a severe impact, and the cost to replace such an employee is increased because it is less likely that someone else will be able (even temporarily) to step into their shoes. In this workshop you will learn about methods used by large employers to keep their best employees.

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Workshop Teaches Online Business Done Right the First Time

05-20-16

Establishing a robust online presence for your small business is essential to a successful future. Today's customers expect to find your business quickly and easily when they look online. And if they don't, there are plenty of other options available to take your place. But with various website building tools and options, social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more, it can be a challenge to determine where to focus your energy.

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Workshop Teaches Online Business Done Right the First Time

04-21-16

Establishing a robust online presence for your small business is essential to a successful future. Today's customers expect to find your business quickly and easily when they look online. And if they don't, there are plenty of other options available to take your place. This workshop helps solve that problem with marketing and website construction information, as well as direct analytics instruction.

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How to Select the Right Bookkeeping System for You

04-21-16

Keeping accurate and up-to-date financial records for your business is without a doubt one of the most important aspects of starting and running a successful business. Unfortunately, many new and even seasoned business owners spend little time in selecting, setting up and utilizing a bookkeeping system that suits their business and their personal abilities and requirements.

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Workshop Teaches Online Business Done Right the First Time

03-24-16

Establishing a robust online presence for your small business is essential to a successful future. Today's customers expect to find your business quickly and easily when they look online. And if they don't, there are plenty of other options available to take your place.

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Forum To Explore Business Funding Opportunities

03-24-16

If you are a local business owner or manager, chances are there are times when you need help, advice, mentoring, financing or just another person in the know with whom to bounce ideas around. And, chances are, you don't know where to turn to seek out this sort of assistance. Never fear, help is on the way.

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Workshop Teaches Online Business Done Right the First Time

03-15-16

Establishing a robust online presence for your small business is essential to a successful future. Today's customers expect to find your business quickly and easily when they look online. And if they don't, there are plenty of other options available to take your place.

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Business Program Focuses On Technology Commercialization

02-22-16

VtSBDC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Rutherford to the position of part-time Advisor for its FAST Technology Commercialization Program. In this position he will be working with Vermont’s small businesses, colleges and universities to help strengthen their technology readiness and deepen VtSBDC’s relationships with young entrepreneurs.

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VtSBDC Annual Report Shows Job Creation, Business Growth

VtSBDC Annual Report Shows Job Creation, Business Growth

02-08-16

VtSBDC Director Linda Rossi is excited to share this report with you to highlight the positive impact made by VtSBDC advising and training. VtSBDC had a strong 2015, with increases in job creation, new businesses, and financing as compared with the previous year.

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E-Mail Marketing Works!

01-19-16

Growing your business with email marketing is one of the most cost-effective ways to spend your marketing dollars ever invented and can be used by any business no matter what products you sell or services you provide. Check out this workshop to get up to speed!

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Prepare Your Marketing Plan Now

01-19-16

What are your marketing goals for 2016? Do you want to reach more customers? Do you have the capacity to expand? Do you want to grow your bottom line? You may be an expert in the product you make or the service you provide but without effective marketing you and your business are not reaching your full potential. This free workshop will help you tap that potential.

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Looking to Start a Business?

12-09-15

Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner.

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Are You Ready For Marketing Bootcamp?

11-30-15

What are your marketing goals for 2016? Do you want to reach more customers? Do you have the capacity to expand? Do you want to grow your bottom line? You may be an expert in the product you make or the service you provide but without effective marketing you and your business are not reaching your full potential. This free workshop will help you tap that potential.

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Workshop Explores Challenges Managing Employees

10-30-15

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.

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VtSBDC Announces BUILD YOUR BUSINESS Initiative

VtSBDC Announces BUILD YOUR BUSINESS Initiative

10-30-15

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.

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Thinking About Starting a Business?

09-15-15

Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner.

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Is Your Business Ready for the Next Disaster?

08-13-15

Join federal, state and regional partners for a free, hands-on small business continuity workshop exclusively for Vermont small business owners on Thursday, September 10th from 9am to 2pm.

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Free Workshop Assists With Loan Application

08-06-15

If you are considering applying either for a business loan application or a competitive grant application for the Windham County Economic Development Program, attendance at an LOI Workshop is MANDATORY.

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Start Your Own Business Workshops Near You

08-06-15

Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? If your thinking about starting a business, these workshops are an essential first step. Sign up now and get started!

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VtSBDC Names Regional Advisor State Star

VtSBDC Names Regional Advisor State Star

06-18-15

State Director Linda Rossi announced this week that Charley Ininger has been selected as the 2015 State Star of Vermont Small Business Development Center.

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$100K to Support Technology, Innovation

06-10-15

$100,000 Small Business Administration grant to assist technology businesses. Details here.

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SBA Names Vermont's Small Business Person of the Year

05-07-15

Several Vermont business owners have been honored for their outstanding work. Check out who was recognized here.

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Brattleboro Vintage Clothing Store Eyes All Things Hip

Brattleboro Vintage Clothing Store Eyes All Things Hip

05-07-15

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.

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Class Teaches Business Side Of Craft Brewing

Class Teaches Business Side Of Craft Brewing

03-30-15

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.

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Clients Access $4.8 Billion Nationwide in 2014

03-18-15

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.

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What Our Services Did For Vermont's Economy In 2014

02-12-15

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.

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Learn How To Protect Your Intellectual Property

12-16-14

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

12-16-14

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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Turning Ideas Into Cash. Upcoming Workshop Manages How Practicle Your Innovation Is

11-20-14

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.

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Vermont Small Business Development Center Names Charles Ininger Area Business Advisor – Central Vermont

08-29-14

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.

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