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Collegiate Entrepreneurship Part 2 – The Inspiring Internship

4 minute read This is the second installment of a three part series focused on college-age entrepreneurs throughout Vermont. Click here to read Part 1.  Faculty, students, and advisors agree that the best preparation for the business world is hands on experience which can often take the form of an internship. According to VtSBDC area advisor for Addison […]


FORWARD VT: VtSBDC reignites federal grant to energize business community

3 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (Jan. 21, 2021) – Vermont Small Business Development Center’s (VtSBDC) State Director Linda Rossi has announced the reintroduction of a federal SBA grant to launch and develop a multi-faceted program benefiting Vermont’s small businesses, especially those most impacted by three campus closures: Green Mountain College, Southern Vermont College, and College of St. […]


Collegiate Entrepreneurship Part 1 – Innovative Idea to Mindset

4 minute read This is the first installment of a three part series focused on college-age entrepreneurs throughout Vermont.  Most of us envision college students poring over laptops and textbooks, or attending class – in person or remotely. But throughout Vermont, there are hundreds of students who are looking beyond the campus, forging a path and building something […]


Longtime Customer Becomes New Café Owner

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert  For years, Nadia Dole had stopped at Vergennes Laundry on her way to visit family in Montreal. She loved the simplicity of the French-style café and bakery on Main Street in Vergennes, and even considered purchasing the business when it went up for sale in 2017 by then-owners Julianne and Didier Murat. […]


12th Annual Vermont Student Entrepreneurship Day delivers inspiration & encouragement

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (Feb. 11, 2021) – More than 200 Vermont educators, business advisors, business leaders, and students gathered virtually on Feb. 10, 2021 for the 12th annual Vermont Student Entrepreneurship Day event. A content-rich, exciting agenda included helpful advice and stories presented by business leaders from throughout the state, punctuated by interactive games, entrepreneur […]


Online Presence Guide Part II: Time for the Next Steps

3 minute read With so much information to consider given the importance of your online presence, we divided our suggestions and resources into two parts. Part one encourages you to conduct an assessment of the current state of your website using a Check-Up and Homepage Review.  If you haven’t taken this initial step yet, you can find it […]


Disaster COVID-19 Business Lending & Grants (State & Federal) 21-201

14 minute read January 26, 2021 (revised PPP & SVOG, Feb 24, 2021) Business owners continue to have options for financial assistance available to apply to now (and others that will be available shortly). Please note that changes from Disaster COVID-19 Business Lending & Grants 21-101 are highlighted in yellow. If this is your first time receiving the […]


Brick-and-Mortar to E-Commerce

4 minute read It’s no secret that the future of business is digital. While we are all craving a return to ‘normalcy’ and look forward to visiting our favorite stores in person, online shopping will continue to grow. As business advisors, it’s imperative that we stay educated on the ever-evolving digital landscape so we can best support you, […]


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