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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 […]


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 […]


Protect Your Intellectual Property

< 1 minute read LEARN WHY PROTECTING YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY is more important than ever If you are an innovator, inventor, or creator, your intellectual property (IP) is a vital component of your business and your livelihood. It is essential for you to understand what intellectual property is, and to know that your IP is a valuable component of […]


Are you considering a business transition?

4 minute read VEOC Executive Director Matt Cropp shares thoughts on employee ownership and announces 20th annual conference When Vermont’s small business owners are at the crossroads of a transition, there are a myriad of options to consider. In a family-owned business, the next step may result in passing the business on to the next generation. An alternate […]


Control Your Controllables: HR Pro Teresa Miele leads with clarity and kindness

3 minute read What if the job candidate ghosted the interview? Or your employee was late for the third day in a row. Even worse, your office manager left the customer hanging with no follow up…again. Although these scenarios sound disheartening for the small business owner, there are resources available to achieve more positive outcomes. Human Resources professional […]


Introducing Your Year-End Accounting Checklist: Be prepared and check all the boxes to ensure your business is “tax-ready”

< 1 minute read For Vermont’s small business owners, the arrival of 2022 means that it’s time to prepare your 2021 year-end items for your tax preparer. To make that process as easy as possible, Carol Feliciano, VtSBDC consultant and owner of 802 Books & Taxes, has created a complete checklist of everything you will need. As the business […]


Widewail founder weighs in on thinking big, shopping small, and helping businesses get ahead in an SEO world

3 minute read There was a time not too long ago when the term “reputation management” was used only by public relations pros shaping the perception of their corporate clients. With growth of the internet and the increasing prevalence of social media, online search results have jumped to the front burner for all businesses, no matter what their […]


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