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Jul
12

Newport professor makes mid-life career change

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert  Jody Frey hadn’t anticipated a career in law. In her 30s, she was teaching adjunct courses at Sterling College to supplement her income as a dairy farmer when she became inspired to pursue a master’s degree in place-based arts. After earning her degree, she spent eight years teaching college-level environmental humanities—a subject […]

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Jul
07

Vermont Small Business Development Center announces State Star 2021

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, VT (July 7, 2021) — State Director, Linda Rossi, announced that Kate Paterson has been selected as the 2021 State Star of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC). The award, bestowed annually, celebrates a member of the organization’s team for exceptional commitment to small business success. “In the one year since Kate […]

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Jun
22

VtSBDC Business Advisor Scott Holson Shines a Light on Innovation & Tech Commercialization

4 minute read “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” – Thomas A. Edison For an entrepreneur, there is no greater fulfillment than seeing one’s innovative idea launch forth into a marketable product or service. Ask anyone who has experienced that trajectory and they will tell you it was not by luck, but by hard […]

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Jun
16

VtSBDC welcomes advisor Scott Holson as he resumes innovation and tech role

< 1 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (June 1, 2021) – Linda Rossi, State Director of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), has announced that  business advisor Scott Holson has returned to his role as innovation and tech commercialization specialist after a five-year tenure at Simbex, a medical device and development firm. At VtSBDC, Holson provides no-fee advising […]

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Jun
14

Landscape Architect Designs His Own Business

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert  When Jay Miller decided to start his own business, he didn’t write a business plan. Instead, he developed a Business Model Canvas, a tool that helps entrepreneurs visualize their business strategy. For Miller, a landscape architect, the one-page document resembles a landscape plan he might put together for a client. But instead […]

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Jun
07

Successful Communication Begins with Strategic Planning: Highlights of the VtSBDC Communications Plan

5 minute read In Part 1 of our blog series on Communications, we shared the Why behind having a well thought out, strategic plan to assess and reflect upon your business’ unique value proposition, target audiences, branding, and messaging. While most of us love to plunge right into the energetic, fun side of tactics, let’s take a pause […]

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Jun
07

Disaster COVID-19 Business Lending & Grants (State & Federal) 21-501

36 minute read   June 7, 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 21-401 are highlighted in yellow. If this is your first time receiving the document, we suggest reading the entire […]

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Jun
01

How to avoid the Big Yikes – Secrets from the Gen Z Guru

3 minute read by Lauren Bass It’s fair to say that the average Vermonter can easily remember the fall of the Berlin Wall. We can recall when wearing seatbelts in cars was optional and we balanced our checkbooks by hand. We remember where we were and what we were doing when frenzied reports of a plane flying into […]

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