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Jun
14

Persistence Pays Off for Rutland Discount Retailer

2 minute read It’s been a busy two years for Dennis Piper. He lost his job due to the pandemic, decided to open his own business, and attempted to lease three different locations in the Rutland area before he finally found a landlord who would follow through on a lease. He then set to work renovating the space […]

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Jun
08

Keep Your Business Safe from Hackers

3 minute read Uptown Cow owner Jacob Dubois offers helpful tips on how to ramp up cybersecurity to protect your business The idea that cybersecurity measures are only for large, global businesses can potentially result in a dangerous situation for small business owners. Why? According to Jacob Dubois, owner of Burlington-based website design and e-commerce firm Uptown Cow, […]

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May
31

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 […]

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May
27

Culinary Duo Opens New Bakery in St. Johnsbury

2 minute read When the restaurant where Darrell (DJ) McLaughlin worked shut down at the start of the pandemic, he and his wife Katey began thinking more seriously about starting their own business. The couple had recently relocated to St. Johnsbury from Washington State to be closer to DJ’s family. They looked forward to the creative freedom and […]

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May
10

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 […]

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May
05

VtSBDC appoints Marketing & Communications Specialist

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt (May 2, 2022) – Linda Rossi, State Director of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), has announced the appointment of Phyllis Ershowsky as Marketing and Communications Specialist.  She was previously a marketing consultant for VtSBDC since January 2020. Ershowsky will be instrumental in advancing the marketing and communications activities in support […]

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Apr
27

VtSBDC appoints Project Coordinator for Community Navigator Pilot Program 

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt (Apr. 26, 2022) – Linda Rossi, State Director of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), has named Sara Munro Project Coordinator for the Community Navigator Pilot Program.    The recently launched Community Navigator Pilot Program (CNPP) uses a “hub and spoke” model, with the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) as […]

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Apr
19

Vermont businesswoman turns setbacks into opportunities

2 minute read Maria Vance loved factory work. But after 17 years at a factory in St. Johnsbury, Vt., she developed hypersensitivity pneumonitis, a lung condition caused by breathing in foreign substances. As a result, she was forced to leave her job. “At 35 years old, I had to start over,” she said. “So I decided to start […]

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