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A Seamless Path from Education to Entrepreneurship

4 minute read Vermont Tech’s Professor Greg Hughes reflects on VtSBDC’s 30th anniversary with a glimpse at the past and an eye to the future Then & Now A flourishing organization typically begins with a flicker of an idea. For Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), a series of three blazing fires in Randolph in 1992 was a […]

Vermont Small Business Development Center names Kearns State Star 2022

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, VT (July 22, 2022) — State Director Linda Rossi announced today that Sarah Kearns has been selected as the 2022 State Star of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC). The award, bestowed annually and recognized nationally, celebrates a member of the organization’s team for exceptional commitment to small business success.  Kearns is […]

Business is Blooming: Report from The Great Outdoors

3 minute read For residents and visitors alike, Vermont is an invigorating, scenic, and inviting destination for outdoor recreation…all year round. Behind the scenes, there is a thriving network of professionals and community organizations nurturing and growing the business side of outdoor recreation, fostering enjoyment and education for outdoor enthusiasts of every age and interest. The Starting Point […]

Introducing VtSBDC’s Summer 2022 Interns

3 minute read Like rays of sunshine, summer brings student interns into the VtSBDC fold. The team enjoys two-way, intergenerational learning that opens minds, enhances resources, and creates brighter futures. Meet two of this summer’s star interns: Jaden Kinney, rising junior at Vermont Technical College, and Jordan Rowell, rising senior at the University of Vermont. Name of Intern: […]

Teeing Up for Entrepreneur Education: Six days of inspiration and learning at Governor’s Institutes of Vermont, Vermont Technical College

4 minute read Twenty-eight Vermonters gathered for six days to explore ideation, design thinking, the Business Model Canvas, financials and much more. With curiosity and focus, each participant discovered the strengths they bring to a team, networked with their peers, and even took time out for a round of (mini) golf.  What sounds like a motivational retreat for […]

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