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Sep
07

Middlebury Salon Reconfigures Business Plan Through COVID-19

2 minute read A Dream Fulfilled When Lisa Phelps and Megan Mandigo opened Parlour in August 2016, their vision was clear: to bring high quality hair and spa services to Middlebury, VT. They also aimed to build and nurture a talented team of stylists and spa professionals who provide an extraordinary experience for every client.  During the early […]

By vtsbdc | Tips and Tools
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Sep
01

The Starting Point – VtSBDC Blog

2 minute read The Vermont Small Business Development Center is excited to launch The Starting Point, our new online blog. As a natural extension of virtual advising, the blog will be the new home for existing “Client Features” and include two new sections: “Business News” and “Tips and Tools.” As the demand for small business advising increased significantly […]

By Jacob Dubois | News
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Aug
31

Nu Chocolat

3 minute read Burlington chocolate shop moves its business online By Amanda Kuhnert On March 15th, the day before Governor Scott ordered the closure of all restaurants due to the evolving Covid-19 crisis, the Toohey family temporarily closed their chocolate shop and café on Burlington’s Battery Street to customers. The following day, instead of filling retail cases with […]

By vtsbdc | Client Features
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Aug
03

The Flower Basket

3 minute read A Vermont Florist Spreads Sunshine during the Covid-19 Crisis By Amanda Kuhnert “This has been an incredibly trying time to be a small business owner,” said Nora DeMuth, owner of the Flower Basket in Hardwick, Vt. “I can’t remember ever needing to think through major decisions so many times and within such a short period […]

By vtsbdc | Client Features
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Aug
02

Tavernier Chocolates

2 minute read Chocolatiers Pivot from Retail to Mail Order during Covid-19 Crisis By Amanda Kuhnert Less than three months ago, Dar and John Tavernier of Tavernier Chocolates, based in Brattleboro, Vt, relied on in-store sales for the bulk of their revenue. You could find their gourmet chocolates in shops and markets throughout the Northeast. Today, with diminished […]

By vtsbdc | Client Features
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Jun
22
Jun
22

Freedom Pharmacy, Williston

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By Jacob Dubois | Client Features
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Jun
22

The Yarn Bank, St Johnsbury

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By Jacob Dubois | Client Features
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