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Acting on Impulse: How Marina McCoy Adapted in the COVID Era

2 minute read “My friends call me ‘the chameleon,’” said Marina McCoy, Vermont’s 2020 Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Since the beginning of the year, her company, Waste Free Earth, has responded to significant changes in client needs due to COVID-19. Where before, McCoy’s services focused on big event waste elimination, now they focus on remote flat-rate, team-based […]

By Jacob Dubois | Timely Topics

Utilizing Farmer’s Markets in Reconstructing Local Economies

2 minute read COVID-19 has forced a conversation about what type of work is “essential” and how to value it respectively. Often excluded from the discussion are local artisans and food producers who remain underutilized in local economic systems. Farmers markets, which have had to adapt to new social distancing and selling regulations, have been gaining traction as […]

By Jacob Dubois | Timely Topics

The Great Unknown: Risk and Financial Planning During COVID-19

2 minute read COVID-19 is forcing small businesses to make high consequence decisions about the health and safety of their employees and customers while maintaining their long-term financial viability. Confidently managing cash flow and allocating grants and loan money seem impossible in an environment where factors change daily. However, VtSBDC advisor, Steve Densham affirms that risk-taking is crucial […]

By vtsbdc | Timely Topics

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