The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) offers no-cost expert assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Are you ready to start or grow your business? We can help.

Since 1992, the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) has provided no-cost professional expertise and guidance to hundreds of business owners. We combine one-on-one confidential advising with training programs to give our clients the tools and insight they need to reach their business goals.

We’ve celebrated many successes with clients at all stages of business development.

We would love for you to be our next success story.

Our goal is to help you make informed decisions so that you can grow and sustain your business over time. We can assist with:

  • Startup planning
  • Financing
  • Sales/marketing
  • Growth strategies
  • Financial management
  • Operations

Whether you’re just starting out or are an existing business owner, together we can take your business to the next level. Let’s get started!

Welcome to the VtSBDC

VtSBDC State Director Linda Rossi

VtSBDC State Director Linda Rossi

The VtSBDC works to positively impact and strengthen established businesses and start-ups throughout Vermont. As State Director since June of 2013, I’ve seen hundreds of businesses flourish thanks to the support and guidance of our dedicated team of advisors.

As an organization, we help Vermonters:
• Create jobs
• Secure capital for their businesses
• Build wealth in their businesses
• Grow the local economy

I encourage you to explore the services we offer and meet the people on our team. Our advisors are experienced business professionals who are deeply committed to working with business owners. Each business advisor serves a particular county and collaborates with the regional economic development corporations as part of the state’s “one-stop-shop” economic development deployment plan.

Our clients have access to regional and national resourcesindustry market research, and a wide range of tools. For example, we offer a financial analysis tool that helps business owners compare their business to others in the same industry, explore options, and test assumptions before putting them into action. Many have called it “one of their best business strategies.”

The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) is a statewide program of the Vermont State Colleges, hosted by Vermont Technical College.  VtSBDC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the State of Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development and nationally accredited by the Association of Small Business Development Centers.