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Nov
28

Open the Door to a Brighter Day: Vivid colors and a warm welcome await at Sudie’s

3 minute read “I could not have done this without the help of the Community Navigator Pilot Program. This program has been such a relief…I no longer have to worry about having the tools that I need to improve my business, and it has already made a huge difference for me and for my customers.” -Sudie Watson A […]

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Nov
28

‘Hard-to-Fit’ Family Dog Inspires Burlington Entrepreneur

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert Debbie Safran of Burlington was having trouble finding accessories and apparel that would fit her greyhound’s long, lean shape. For nearly a decade she batted around the idea of opening her own store, where she and other pet lovers could find everything for their dogs and cats—even those with unique physiques—under one […]

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Nov
17

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 […]

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Nov
15

10 Tips for Creating a Compelling Video

3 minute read The Starting Point asked Middlebury-based video producer Demetrius Borges for advice on creating a do-it-yourself video if you are a student or small business owner on a budget. Here are his top 10 tips:  Tip 1. Story first! No matter what type of equipment you do or don’t have, none of it will matter if […]

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Nov
15

Karianne Scott joins VtSBDC as Business Advisor, Northeast Kingdom

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt (Nov. 7, 2022) – Linda Rossi, State Director of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), has appointed Karianne Scott as the statewide organization’s Business Advisor for Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia counties in the Northeast Kingdom. Like her counterparts throughout Vermont, Scott provides one-to-one, confidential, no-fee guidance to small business owners at […]

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Nov
15

VtSBDC encourages Vermonters to shop small on Saturday, Nov. 26

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt (Nov. 14, 2022) – As an organization dedicated to Vermont’s small business owners and entrepreneurs, the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) would like to encourage Vermonters to shop small on November 26, Small Business Saturday.  Small Business Saturday is designated as a day to celebrate and support small businesses, and all […]

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Nov
09

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, […]

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Nov
03

Main Wellness Works

< 1 minute read Heather H. Main, M.Ed., has been sharing and educating on health education and fitness since 1989.  She opened Main Wellness Works in 2002 and focuses on personal fitness in her private South Burlington fitness studio, and brings fitness and health promotion to workplaces in Vermont and beyond.  The challenge of communicating with clients due to […]

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