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Burlington restaurant owners open second location in Brooklyn

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert In 2013 Trevor Sullivan was looking for free business advice from someone with experience and enthusiasm to help. At the time, he was trying to open his first business—a vegan restaurant in downtown Burlington, and needed assistance organizing his financials for a loan application. Sullivan reached out to the Vermont Small Business […]

Reinvigorate Your Website with our Online Presence Guide

2 minute read If you’re looking to update and refresh your company’s website, look no further! This online presence guide is a great tool for both existing and new businesses. No matter what stage of business you’re in, this tool will offer best practices for your website and help set you up for success as you continue to […]

Advising the Hospitality Industry Into 2021

5 minute read In 2020 the pandemic, and other world events, impacted businesses with unprecedented challenges, hitting the hospitality industry with particular force. But instead of retreating, VtSBDC advisor and hospitality expert, Steve Densham, says now is the time to move forward and take action by planning, getting financials in order, creating poignant messaging, and ensuring sustainability of […]