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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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Jan
16

Our 2023 Annual Report – VtSBDC

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Jan
03

Longtime chef and entrepreneur takes the reins at The Elmore Store

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert The Elmore Store has been the hub of the small rural town of Elmore, Vermont for centuries. The white clapboard building, built in the early 1800s, is where residents stop for a gallon of milk, to pick up their mail, and to catch up with neighbors. But in 2020 this community staple […]

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Dec
07

From Chocolate to Chili Peppers

5 minute read Butterfly Bakery of Vermont Finds Inspiration in the Working Landscape What do goat’s milk caramel, ginger cashew granola, maple hot sauce, and raspberry almond cookies all have in common? Aside from the fact that they’re all made at Butterfly Bakery of Vermont, there is a common thread. “Everything we make is inspired by Vermont’s working […]

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Dec
05

Letting his voice be heard: From commercials to videos, Kris Brown creates the sounds for many small businesses

3 minute read Against a backdrop of a 10,000-sticker collage in his studio, voiceover artist Kris Brown’s radio-perfect voice resonates deeply across the airwaves. He explains that his journey to this career didn’t come early – in fact, it took years of hearing compliments about his voice before he decided to make a career of it and start […]

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Dec
04

Mother-Son Business Duo Gives New Life to Local Wool

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert When Laura Jacoby moved back to her home state of Vermont as an adult, she was dismayed at the number of farms that had shuttered in recent years. So she began researching ways to support Vermont’s farm economy and soon discovered that local farmers who were raising sheep for milk and meat […]

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Nov
28

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 […]

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Nov
21

Knitting a Business Together

7 minute read Junction Fiber Mill founders blend quality and tradition with the “punk rock side of knitting” at their custom processing mill in Vermont.  By Emily Bradbury Peggy Allen likes to knit. Amanda Kievet likes to knit. The two met over a skein of yarn Peggy was selling at the Norwich Farmers Market in 2018 and struck […]

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