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Vermont businesswoman turns setbacks into opportunities

2 minute read Maria Vance loved factory work. But after 17 years at a factory in St. Johnsbury, Vt., she developed hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a lung condition caused by breathing in foreign substances. As a result, she was forced to leave her job. “At 35 years old, I had to start over,” she said. “So I decided to start […]

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION Introducing “Inspiring the Entrepreneurial Spirit,” VtSBDC’s Newest Video, first in a series

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Are you considering a business transition?

4 minute read VEOC Executive Director Matt Cropp shares thoughts on employee ownership and announces 20th annual conference When Vermont’s small business owners are at the crossroads of a transition, there are a myriad of options to consider. In a family-owned business, the next step may result in passing the business on to the next generation. An alternate […]

VtSBDC appoints Marketing & Communications Specialist

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt (May 2, 2022) – Linda Rossi, State Director of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), has announced the appointment of Phyllis Ershowsky as Marketing and Communications Specialist.  She was previously a marketing consultant for VtSBDC since January 2020. Ershowsky will be instrumental in advancing the marketing and communications activities in support […]