Author: Jacob Dubois

Mar
18

A New Approach to Marketing and Selling Vermont Farm Products

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert Hop on the Republic of Vermont website for a glimpse at what Ethan West, co-owner of the Goshen-based maple syrup and honey farm with his wife Annina, calls “New Vermont.” Instead of red barns and rolling hills, you’ll find clean, bold typography; little text; and large, eye-catching images. “We wanted to plant […]

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Mar
10

March 16 is national SBDC Day

< 1 minute read VtSBDC highlights 30th anniversary year and celebrates clients, business advisors, and community partners RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (March 10, 2022) – America’s SBDC Day is set for March 16th, 2022, a day that will unite nearly 1,000 Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) across the country and the hundreds of thousands of clients they’ve served in their […]

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Mar
08

Entrepreneurship Day – February 2022

< 1 minute read More than 250 Vermont educators, government officials, business advisors, business leaders, and students gathered virtually on Feb. 9, 2022 to join the free 13th annual and second virtual Vermont Student Entrepreneurship Day event. In the spirit of bringing innovative and forward-thinking Vermonters together, the theme of this year’s event was, “Vermont Entrepreneurs – Building Networks.”The exciting […]

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Feb
18

Roofing Company Works to Improve Employee Retention

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert “It’s tough to get people to stay and see their work as a long-term profession,” said Ben Danowitz of Kestrel Contracting, a standing seam and copper roofing company based in Richmond, Vermont. “That’s been the loose end for a lot of trades, especially for a skilled trade like roofing.” But Danowitz and […]

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Feb
14

Vermont kicks off Entrepreneurship Week 2022 with celebration of student entrepreneurs

2 minute read “Vermont Entrepreneurs – Building Networks” RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (Feb. 14, 2021) – More than 250 Vermont educators, government officials, business advisors, business leaders, and students gathered virtually on Feb. 9, 2022 to join the free 13th annual and second virtual Vermont Student Entrepreneurship Day event. In the spirit of bringing innovative and forward-thinking Vermonters together, […]

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Feb
11

HOW TO ALLOCATE YOUR 168*

2 minute read *total number of hours in a week VtSBDC’s Weekly Schedule Resource offers a stress-free way to manage your time At VtSBDC, we know how hard it is to run a small business. We also recognize that it’s even harder when you must deal with supply chain issues, staffing challenges, and ongoing COVID-related matters. Imagine if […]

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Feb
01

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT? VtSBDC Advisors weigh in on how to calculate pricing for products & services

< 1 minute read As a small business owner, you know more about your product or service than anyone. You have developed an item or a concept to meet your highest standards, and you are ready to bring your goods or services to market. But one of the biggest hurdles entrepreneurs face is how to set your pricing. Why […]

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Jan
18

Career advisor supports Vermont students, even if they can’t pay

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert Two students enter their junior year in high school with similar capabilities. One graduates two years later and heads off to college. The other doesn’t receive her high school diploma. This is a scenario that teachers and school administrators see played out time and time again, and one that Deborah Singiser of […]

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