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Oct
17

DaVallia Gallery & Boutique

3 minute read Chester boutique consolidates and expands during Covid-19 crisis By Amanda Kuhnert “Covid-19 made us re-evaluate what was important to us and what we really wanted to be doing,” said Jessie Alon, co-owner of DaVallia Gallery & Boutique in Chester, Vt. Before the pandemic, Jessie and her husband Michael were operating two business locations—an art gallery […]

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Oct
16

The Foundations of Strategic Planning

3 minute read You’ve heard it before, but we’ll say it again, “People don’t buy what you do, they buy WHY you do it.” This quote, originally said by Simon Sinek, is for entrepreneurs looking to inspire action as a mechanism for growing their business. The following article will speak to the importance of PURPOSE as the foundation […]

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Oct
12

Farmers’ Market provides opportunity for Vermont Peanut Brittle amid pandemic

3 minute read When Ed and Lea Arnold first started making peanut brittle as a unique holiday gift for a friend, they had no inkling that their love of cooking blended with a handcrafted recipe would become the ingredients for a future business, Vermont Peanut Brittle. As making peanut brittle became an annual event, their list of recipients […]

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Oct
05

Kate Paterson joins Vermont Small Business Development Center

2 minute read RANDOLPH, VT (Oct. 1, 2020) – Linda Rossi, State Director of Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), announced the appointment of Katherine Paterson as the organization’s Program Operations Analyst.  Paterson’s responsibilities encompass data analysis, the collection of key performance measures, developing and enhancing internal and external processes and resources and modernizing the organization of documents […]

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Oct
01

VtSBDC to host two events during 2020 NEK Entrepreneurship Week

2 minute read NORTHEAST KINGGDOM, Vermont (Sept. 23, 2020) – Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) will virtually host two events during NEK Entrepreneurship Week, October 12 -17, 2020, along with eight other partner organizations. Participants can look forward to a week’s worth of fun and inspiring virtual events hosted by local makerspaces, coworking spaces, and resource providers. […]

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Sep
21

Michelle Wiegers Coaching

2 minute read Pandemic Helps Life Coach Narrow Her Business Focus By Amanda Kuhnert This summer Michelle Wiegers, a life coach based in Bennington, Vt., offered 30 hours of free coaching to 20 people suffering with chronic pain. “When COVID hit, I really wanted to reach people that are in pain because I know increased stress increases body […]

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Sep
21

The Great Unknown: Risk and Financial Planning During COVID-19

2 minute read COVID-19 is forcing small businesses to make high consequence decisions about the health and safety of their employees and customers while maintaining their long-term financial viability. Confidently managing cash flow and allocating grants and loan money seem impossible in an environment where factors change daily. However, VtSBDC advisor, Steve Densham affirms that risk-taking is crucial […]

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Sep
14

14 Tips for Boosting Operational Cash Flow

2 minute read Operational cash flow is what your business has and uses to represent its value. It is based on the everyday activities of a business: buying and selling. It can be used to offset risks and navigate debt. “Cash flow is the basis for all financial success and challenges,” says VtSBDC advisor, Steve Densham. Learning how […]

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