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First-time Entrepreneurs Purchase Bakery in Brandon

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert Matt Lewis doesn’t shy away from new challenges. In fact, he embraces them. “If someone else can do it, I figure I can do it too,” he said. “I do my very best to learn everything I can.” His career includes stints as a carpenter, rock-climbing gym manager, sailing instructor, and most […]

Friendship Turns Into Business Partnership

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert Longtime friends Deb Emerson and Emily Rinkema both had family members living with different forms of dementia and struggled to find meaningful ways to connect with them. After their loved ones passed away, Emily reached out to Deb with an idea to start a business that would help other people in the […]


Registration is open for a free virtual event for students: 15th Annual Vermont Entrepreneurship Day “Vermont Entrepreneurs – Finding Your Groove”

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (Nov. 28, 2023) – Registration is open to join Vermont educators, government officials, business advisors, business leaders, and students on Feb. 7, 2024 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. for the free 15th annual and fourth virtual Vermont Student Entrepreneurship Day. In the spirit of bringing forward-thinking Vermonters together to encourage exploration of […]

Welcoming Vermont’s Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners: “North by Northeast” event aims to connect, celebrate and inspire on Sept. 30th

< 1 minute read Registration is now open for North by Northeast: Navigating Your Small Business, a unique conference taking place at Vermont State University’s Randolph Center campus on September 30, 2023 that focuses specifically on Vermont’s small businesses and solo-preneurs.  To learn more and to register for the free event, visit: Attendees will experience a day of […]


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