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“STATE STAR” -  Steve Densham  selection announced by Vermont Small Business Development Center

“STATE STAR” - Steve Densham selection announced by Vermont Small Business Development Center

07-18-14

State Director, Linda Rossi, announced that Steve Densham has been selected as the 2014 State Star of Vermont Small Business Development Center (vtsbdc.org).

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“VTeen Entrepreneurs” – at “GIV-E” What’s it all about?

07-17-14

As a teenager how did you spend some of your summer vacation? Just kicking back? Hanging out? Doing odd jobs? Other?

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VtSBDC Hosts Awards Reception to Honor Students

06-18-14

"What do an animal shelter, audio systems, softball camps and salads made with local greens all have in common?"

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Jam company recognized for its family roots

Jam company recognized for its family roots

06-12-14

A specialty food company in Brattleboro is being recognized by the Small Business Administration.

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VtSBDC offers “How to Start Your Own Business” Workshops

05-23-14

Do you have a great idea and not sure how to get going?

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Growth opportunities exist in global markets...

Growth opportunities exist in global markets...

03-06-14

but are you struggling to carve out the time and resources to seize them?

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The Governor's Institutes of Vermont New Entrepreneurship Institute!

The Governor's Institutes of Vermont New Entrepreneurship Institute!

02-20-14

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:

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Vermont Small Business Development Center Area Business Advisor Ross Hart Earns International Trade Certification

Vermont Small Business Development Center Area Business Advisor Ross Hart Earns International Trade Certification

01-24-14

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.

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Vermont Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week “Spreading the Spirit of Entrepreneurship”

Vermont Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week “Spreading the Spirit of Entrepreneurship”

01-06-14

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.

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How Could VtSBDC Help You In 2014?

01-03-14

VtSBDC is a statewide program with a mission to positively impact and strengthen established and start-up businesses through one-on-one, confidential, no-cost advising services.

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Senator Patrick Leahy hosts the 17th Annual Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference

12-17-13

Women from around Vermont attended a conference devoted to economic opportunities for them.

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Small Business Summit 2013

09-13-13

Reaching new heights through engagement marketing.

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SBA offers loans and counseling to Vermont's small businesses

09-06-13

Vermont has approximately 77,000 small businesses that vary greatly across the economic spectrum.

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Small Business Export Program (SBEP) Announces Workshop Series in the Northeast Kingdom

09-03-13

Senator Sanders is partnering with local and State business development agencies to expand his Small Business Export Program to the Northeast Kingdom this fall.

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The VtSBDC Disaster Recovery Guide for Business Published

08-28-13

Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) has announced the publication of the VtSBDC Disaster Recovery Guide for Business.

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VtSBDC Receives $95,000 grant

08-02-13

Vermont Small Business Development Center, a program of Vermont Technical College, in Randolph is receiving a $95,000 grant through the Small Business Administration’s Federal and State Technology partnership program.

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Health Care Update - July 2013

07-26-13

VtSBDC has been getting questions about the Vermont Health Connect that goes into effect this FALL.

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Vermont Small Business Development Center announces selection of  Ross Hart as STATE STAR

Vermont Small Business Development Center announces selection of Ross Hart as STATE STAR

07-09-13

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.”

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Young Vermont Teen Entrepreneurs Honored

06-20-13

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.

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VtSBDC RECOGNIZES AREA BUSINESSES FOR EXCELLENCE AT 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

05-20-13

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.

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VtSBDC Expands International Trade Program

03-09-13

Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) announced today Area Business Advisors Ross Hart and Steve Densham passed the Small Business Administration (SBA) Intermediate Level Export and Trade Counseling Exam.

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Vermont Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week

01-24-13

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.

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Vermont Surpasses 200 Businesses Recognized for Green Practices!

12-07-12

Over 200 Vermont businesses have been recognized by the Vermont Business Environmental Partnership (VBEP) for their environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts.

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16th Annual Women's Economic Opportunity Conference held on November 10, 2012

16th Annual Women's Economic Opportunity Conference held on November 10, 2012

11-20-12

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.

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Storm Preparedness Steps for your Business

10-27-12

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.

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VTC Announces Business Plan Competition Winners

10-19-12

On October 15, 2012, six of Vermont’s burgeoning business stars have won a total of $19,000 in prizes in Vermont Tech’s 2012 Food and Farm Business Plan Competition.

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Barre-Berlin Project

Barre-Berlin Project

09-28-12

Thirty businesses participated in the multi-year project...

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VtSBDC selects "State Stars"

06-22-12

VtSBDC State Director, Lenae Quillen-Blume, announced that Debra Boudrieau and Deb Eibner have been selected as the 2012 State Stars of Vermont Small Business Development Center.

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Power Pitches: VT Young (High School) Entrepreneurs

05-11-12

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.

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Economic Injury Loan Deadline June 1, 2012

04-23-12

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.

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Vermont Tech Launches Business Plan Competition

04-19-12

Vermont Tech Launches Business Plan Competition

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The SBDC Program: An Indispensable Partner in America's Economic Development

02-28-12

This is the title of the recently published white paper from the National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board.

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Vermont Recognizes the First Ten Green Restaurants

Vermont Recognizes the First Ten Green Restaurants

02-01-12

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.

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VtSBDC and VT REAL will join its Entrepreneurship Week "Team Vermont" partners to celebrate Vermont's entrepreneurial spirit.

01-24-12

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.

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The New Year is here - would your business benefit from a tune-up?

01-05-12

Think about meeting with a business advisor - to review what is working and what areas you'd like to improve upon.

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This Saturday: Vermont's 15th annual Women's Economic Opportunity Conference

12-05-11

Presented by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, and sponsored by many organizations, including VtSBDC, Saturday Dec. 10th at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center.

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Small Business Saturday

11-22-11

Pledge Your Support for Small Business Saturday® The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday® is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.

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SBA disaster loan deadline for physical damage is today

11-15-11

If your business has sustained physical damage due to Tropical Storm Irene, TODAY is the deadline to apply for the SBA disaster loan.

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Business Owners Affected by Irene

10-25-11

VtSBDC's greatest concern at this time is for the many business owners who have not reached out for the assistance that is available to them.

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Attention Businesses Affected By Tropical Storm Irene

10-07-11

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.

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REMINDER to businesses impacted by Hurricane Irene

09-30-11

Federal Assistance Available to Vermont Businesses:

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VtSBDC Announces Scott Holson as New Technology and commercialization Advisor

09-20-11

Scott Holson is the new Technology and Commercialization Business Advisor for Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC).

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Assistance for those business owners affected by the recent storm

08-30-11

We can help, as you begin to assess your short and long term needs - and connect you to other resources.

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Websites are now free for Vermont businesses!

Websites are now free for Vermont businesses!

08-15-11

Vermont Get Your Business Online is an easy, free, and fast way to get your business online.

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Vermont Small Business Development Center announces selection of

Vermont Small Business Development Center announces selection of

07-28-11

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.

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Vermont Youth Entrepreneurs to Receive Awards

06-23-11

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.

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“Power Pitches” -- Business Plans Meet the Experts - at the VT EXPO

05-13-11

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/

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Laurel Butler and Charles Ininger have joined VtSBDC’s state-wide team of business advisors

04-15-11

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.

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e-Vermont Project Update

e-Vermont Project Update

03-07-11

On Wednesday, February 23, Congressman Peter Welch met with members of the e-Vermont Broadband project at the Poultney Elementary School.

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2011 Vermont ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK

2011 Vermont ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK

03-02-11

On February 8th, VtSBDC and Vermont REAL (which is VtSBDC’s Youth Entrepreneurship program) along with other key partners celebrated National Entrepreneurship Week with an event at the Statehouse.

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e-Vermont Selects 2011 Communities

e-Vermont Selects 2011 Communities

01-27-11

The e-Vermont Community Broadband Project will bring digital tools and in-depth internet training to 12 additional rural communities in 2011.

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Deborah S. Eibner Hired As Area Business Advisor for the Upper Valley

12-02-10

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.

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Dave Rubel Named Rising Star

Dave Rubel Named Rising Star

11-04-10

Vermont Small Business Development Center announces Dave Rubel as Rising Star!

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E-Vermont Project

10-15-10

Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) is one of seven organizations that have collaborated to work together on the "e-Vermont Community Broadband Project".

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VtSBDC Online Workshop: Start Your Own Business

VtSBDC Online Workshop: Start Your Own Business

09-03-10

Based on our popular “Start Your Own Business” in person workshop, this online format will allow you to learn key elements for starting your own business at a time convenient to you.

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