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May
02

Learn, Celebrate, & Connect on May 22: “She Means Business” event highlights women-owned business in the Rutland region

2 minute read Business Hop preview on May 20 & 21 RUTLAND, Vt. (May 4, 2023) – “She Means Business” will take place on May 22, 2023, at The Hub CoWorks located at 67 Merchants Row in Rutland. The second in a series of “She Means Business” events will provide opportunities to learn, connect, and celebrate Vermont’s women-owned […]

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Apr
17

Committed to Change: Community Navigators Meet with SBA’s Mark Madrid

2 minute read Vermont’s Community Navigator Pilot Program (CNPP) team showcased our program to Mark Madrid, Associate Administrator for the Office of Entrepreneurial Development (OED) at the U.S. Small Business Administration on Feb. 27, 2023.  Mr. Madrid was welcomed by Gwen Pokalo Hart, VP of Policy and Interim Director of VT CWE and roundtable host. Members from the […]

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Apr
05

Young Entrepreneurs Share Their Talents and Tell Their Story

< 1 minute read The 14th Annual Entrepreneurship Day on Feb. 9, 2023 brought state leaders, students, educators, and small business owners together virtually for a day of learning and inspiration. High school students from all over the state were invited to enter video and bumper sticker competitions supporting this year’s theme: tell your story. The winners are: Bumper […]

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Apr
04

Lunch with Lenders: Connecting Funding to Small Business Ideas

2 minute read Starting a conversation about a business idea can be a daunting task. If you add on to this a lack of experience in business, and a lack of knowledge of how U.S. loans and banking works, the mountain can seem too high to climb. These barriers are what inspired our Community Navigator network and the […]

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Apr
03

Waitsfield Store Fills Niche for Lifestyle Clothing

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert After raising their family in North Carolina, Steve Kenny and Kirstin Behn decided to move back to Kirstin’s hometown of Waitsfield to be closer to family and enjoy Vermont’s four seasons. Steve, who has been involved in clothing retail for 30 years, envisioned opening his own store. But he first had to […]

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Apr
03

Discover Your Greatest Strengths (and potential weaknesses)

2 minute read How Assessing Your Management Skills Can Improve Your Business As the owner of a small business, you are automatically in a leadership position, even if you don’t have any employees. You manage the many layers of running your business including organizational, marketing, leadership, and financial. But is it necessary to be an expert in all […]

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Mar
13

A Vermont Pop-Up Restaurant with Argentinian Roots

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert “It has always been a dream of mine to start a business and share my passion for healthy and delicious food,” said Jacqueline de Achaval, co-owner of Paprika Catering, an empanada pop-up based in Waterbury. Achaval grew up in Argentina and attended culinary school there before moving to Colorado, where she spent […]

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Mar
01

March 15th is National SBDC Day: VtSBDC celebrates clients, business advisors, and community partners

< 1 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (March 3, 2023) – America’s SBDC Day is set for March 15th, 2023, 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 42-year history.  On March 15, Vermont’s Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), along with […]

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