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Oct
13

Hundreds gather for 25th Women’s Economic Development Conference

2 minute read Energy, Enthusiasm & the Entrepreneurial Spirit It was a perfect autumn day in Vermont on Oct. 1 when more than 300 guests gathered at Vermont Technical College’s Randolph Center campus for the 25th annual Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference (WEOC). Founded and hosted by Senator Patrick Leahy and his wife Marcelle, the conference has a rich […]

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Oct
10

The MINT: Rutland’s Makerspace

2 minute read A community supporting the community:  On a quiet side road near downtown Rutland, a 14,500-square foot building houses The MINT, Rutland’s Makerspace. Once inside, there is a bustling hive of activity and creativity where members learn and practice their craft, and often their livelihood. The space opens to a vast variety of shops: wood, pottery, […]

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Oct
03

Assessing Your Financial Picture

2 minute read Helpful Questions from a Financial Consultant During these uncertain times, it may be challenging for small business owners to get a clear-eyed view of their financial picture. Not only is it critical to understand your finances today, but it’s essential to be prepared with a financial outlook for your business’ future. The Starting Point sat […]

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Sep
26

Rutland entrepreneur opens early learning center

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert This fall the Rutland area has a new child-care center, thanks to the vision and determination of business owner Lacy Hall. Previously, Hall operated a registered daycare program out of her home. She loves her work and is passionate about the importance of early childhood education. But as an at-home provider, she […]

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Sep
22

Keynotes, State Stars, and a Touch of Magic

2 minute read More than 1,400 attend America’s SBDC National Conference State Director Linda Rossi, business advisors Nancy Shuttleworth and Sarah Kearns, along with Associate State Director Heather M. Gonyaw and administrative assistant Elke Billig represented Vermont’s Small Business Development Center at the America’s SBDC National Conference which took place in San Diego Sept. 6-9, 2022. Attended by […]

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Sep
22

Rossi elected for second term as national Board Chair for America’s SBDC

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt (Sept. 21, 2022) —  At the annual national America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) conference in San Diego, the board of directors re-elected Linda Rossi, State Director of Vermont’s Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), as national Board Chair for a second term. Rossi was elected at last year’s national conference which took […]

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Sep
16

Representation Matters: Real Talk on Business Ownership

< 1 minute read Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10 a.m. – 12 noon Connect on Your Own Terms It’s your turn to see yourself in our panelists’ lived experiences and learn from their opportunities, challenges, and advice. You are free to engage directly in the event or simply listen if that makes you more comfortable. Whatever your style, we […]

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Aug
23

From Books to Bakeware: First-Time Business Owner Purchases Kitchen Store

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert “I had been wanting a place for a long time,” said Chris McDonald, who recently purchased Capital Kitchen, a small kitchen supply store in downtown Montpelier. “I’m in my early 50s, and I felt like this was my last opportunity to do something on my own.”  McDonald had been eyeing Capital Kitchen […]

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