Author: vtsbdc

May
15

What’s brewing in downtown Rutland: New Tea & Gift Shop provides a welcoming gathering place

3 minute read Filled with light, warmth, and many cozy cups of tea, Loose Loona Gifts + Tea House embodies the Scandinavian concept of “Hygge,” a calm and comfortable atmosphere to spend time with friends and family. Opened last September, the family-owned shop in downtown Rutland offers a vast and varied selection of hot and cold brewed teas […]

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Apr
22

Non-extractive storytelling workshop presented by award-winning, international film maker Jay Austin

2 minute read BURLINGTON, Vt. (Apr. 18, 2024) – A refreshing way for storytellers to change the narrative is coming to Burlington on May 2. Those seeking to tell stronger, truer stories will have an opportunity to attend a candid, uplifting free workshop presented by award-winning filmmaker Jay Austin on May 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon […]

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Mar
26

Rick Daniell joins VtSBDC as Business Advisor for the Northeast Kingdom

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (March 26, 2024) – Linda Rossi, State Director of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), has appointed Rick Daniell as the statewide organization’s Business Advisor for Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia counties in the Northeast Kingdom. Like his counterparts throughout Vermont, Rick provides one-to-one, confidential, no-fee advising to small business owners at […]

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Mar
25

Car Repair, Reimagined: Auto repair specialist brings services right to the customer’s location

2 minute read Living in Vermont typically means driving from here to there, and back again. Which also means that we depend on our vehicles to work when we need them. That’s what prompted auto repair specialist Allen Laberge and his partner Kayla Chabot to take their long-imagined idea and turn it into a business: Pro Mobile Automotive. […]

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Mar
14

March 20 is National SBDC Day: VtSBDC to share stories and celebrate clients, business advisors, and community partners

< 1 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (March 12, 2024) – America’s SBDC Day is set for March 20, 2024, 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 43-year history.  On March 20, Vermont’s Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), along with […]

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Mar
06

Plans for Business Resilience & Empowerment Program underway: SBA awards grant to the Vermont Small Business Center (VtSBDC) to support resiliency for Vermont’s small businesses

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (March 1, 2024) – Linda Rossi, State Director of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), has announced that VtSBDC has been awarded a one-year, $100,000 Portable Assistance Grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicated to funding a comprehensive Business Resilience & Empowerment Program and accompanying Guide.  The Program and […]

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Mar
01

Art from the Heart: Young entrepreneurs connect artists from around the world to Stowe, Vermont

2 minute read For nearly 35 years, Robert Paul Galleries has been at the heart of Stowe’s thriving community of artists and art lovers alike. So when the original owners retired in May of 2023, young entrepreneurs and longtime residents Jack H. Morris and Alexandra B. Weathers embraced the opportunity to purchase the business, building upon a legacy […]

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Jan
29

Bringing Joy to the Wall: Burlington Artist brightens each day with bold and colorful patterns

2 minute read In the midst of a successful corporate design career, Burlington artist Bethany Andrews-Nichols began to imagine her next adventure. With the spark of an idea, she traveled to Jaipur, India in 2017 to learn about the ancient art of block printing. This technicolored journey inspired Bethany to forge ahead with her love of design, pattern, […]

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