The Starting Point

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION Introducing “Inspiring the Entrepreneurial Spirit,” VtSBDC’s Newest Video, W Collective

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College Student Grows a Unique Business in Vermont

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert Peter Miller started his first business when he was eight years old. He made duct tape wallets and sold them at school and craft fairs. In high school, he ran a clothing company that sold shirts, hoodies, and stickers. And in college, after discovering a passion for woodworking, Miller and a friend […]

Registration is open for a free virtual event for students: 14th Annual Vermont Entrepreneurship Day “Vermont Entrepreneurs – Tell Your Story”

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (Jan. 5, 2023) – Registration is open to join more than 275 Vermont educators, government officials, business advisors, business leaders, and students on Feb. 9, 2023 for the free 14th annual and third virtual Vermont Student Entrepreneurship Day. In the spirit of bringing forward-thinking Vermonters together to celebrate successful communication in the […]

“Beloved childhood toy inspires retiree to launch business”

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert When Steve Singiser was a child on Long Island, his grandmother gave him a teddy bear that she made on her antique Singer sewing machine. The bear was soft, flat, and very huggable. He named him Flatty. Over the years, Flatty traveled with Singiser wherever he went, eventually making his way to […]

How to Get Your Business Tax-Ready This Year

2 minute read Is your business “tax-ready”? For Vermont’s small business owners, the arrival of 2023 means that it’s time to prepare your 2022 year-end items for your tax preparer. To make the process as easy as possible, Carol Feliciano, VtSBDC consultant and owner of 802 Books & Taxes, created a user-friendly checklist of everything you will need. […]

Vermont No. 1 Ranking Is an Opportunity to Grow

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert  When it comes to attracting future business owners, Vermont has a lot going for it. This year CNBC ranked Vermont as the best state to live in based upon our No. 1 ranking for Life, Health, & Inclusion in the network’s annual “America’s Top States for Business” study. And we know, based upon […]

Quick Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

< 1 minute read “A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.” – Francis Bacon, English philosopher and statesman Whether you are starting, growing, or transitioning your small business, asking questions at every stage is critical to success.  The experienced team of business advisors at the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) has welcomed and answered thousands of questions on every […]

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