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Business Around the World

2 minute read VtSBDC joins Vermont businesses in celebration ofGlobal Entrepreneurship Week November 14-20, 2022 is Global Entrepreneurship Week. Why is that significant for Vermont’s business community? While small in square miles, our region has made big inroads on the international landscape. Vermont’s business environment has always encouraged forward thinking, new ideas, and ground breaking innovation. At the […]

Fraud and Scams: Are You Prepared to Protect Your Business?

7 minute read by Sergio Alvares, VtSBDC Statewide Advisor, Strategic Projects What is the Limit of Our Ability to Assess Risk?  “Risk is what’s left over after you think you’ve thought of everything.” – Carl Richards There are infinitely more things we do not know than there are things we know. If all human knowledge is a pie, […]

Course for Vermont educators energized by solving problems, inspiring creativity, and having fun

3 minute read The lakeside view from the Lake Morey Resort conference room was spectacular, but the real action was taking place inside the room where VtSBDC Advisor and Student Entrepreneurship Specialist Laurel Butler and VtSBDC Consultant and CVU faculty member Tamie-Jo Dickinson facilitated the kickoff of Creativity and Innovation, a course for Vermont educators that offers three […]

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

2 minute read A Quick Guide to VtSBDC Resources for Vermont’s Small Business Owners & Employee If you are in Vermont, October brings to mind pumpkins and spectacular views. For the small business community, this month also signifies Cybersecurity Awareness Month when inboxes fill with warnings about computer fraud, digital scams, and the myriad of risks we all […]

Hundreds gather for 25th Women’s Economic Development Conference

2 minute read Energy, Enthusiasm & the Entrepreneurial Spirit It was a perfect autumn day in Vermont on Oct. 1 when more than 300 guests gathered at Vermont Technical College’s Randolph Center campus for the 25th annual Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference (WEOC). Founded and hosted by Senator Patrick Leahy and his wife Marcelle, the conference has a rich […]

Assessing Your Financial Picture

2 minute read Helpful Questions from a Financial Consultant During these uncertain times, it may be challenging for small business owners to get a clear-eyed view of their financial picture. Not only is it critical to understand your finances today, but it’s essential to be prepared with a financial outlook for your business’ future. The Starting Point sat […]

Keynotes, State Stars, and a Touch of Magic

2 minute read More than 1,400 attend America’s SBDC National Conference State Director Linda Rossi, business advisors Nancy Shuttleworth and Sarah Kearns, along with Associate State Director Heather M. Gonyaw and administrative assistant Elke Billig represented Vermont’s Small Business Development Center at the America’s SBDC National Conference which took place in San Diego Sept. 6-9, 2022. Attended by […]

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 […]

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