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Aug
23

Springfield couple embarks on second career as store owners

2 minute read By Amanda Kuhnert With retirement quickly approaching, John and Joey Claflin envisioned a second career that would give them the financial freedom to travel and spend time with family. Both John and Joey are deeply rooted in Springfield, Vt., and liked the idea of owning a community-centered business. So when Morse’s Market, a grocery store […]

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Aug
09

Want to learn about the #1 digital tool for ROI? 10 Essential Tips to Engaging Email Marketing

4 minute read Every small business owner in Vermont has come to expect that when they click open their inbox, they will likely see a collection of email newsletters, promotions, and sales pitches from near and far. The question arises: should I be adding to the cascade of messages? It turns out if done properly, the answer is […]

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Jul
25

Vermont Small Business Development Center names Kearns State Star 2022

2 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, VT (July 22, 2022) — State Director Linda Rossi announced today that Sarah Kearns has been selected as the 2022 State Star of the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC). The award, bestowed annually and recognized nationally, celebrates a member of the organization’s team for exceptional commitment to small business success.  Kearns is […]

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Jul
25

A Seamless Path from Education to Entrepreneurship

4 minute read Vermont Tech’s Professor Greg Hughes reflects on VtSBDC’s 30th anniversary with a glimpse at the past and an eye to the future Then & Now A flourishing organization typically begins with a flicker of an idea. For Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), a series of three blazing fires in Randolph in 1992 was a […]

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Jul
18

Business is Blooming: Report from The Great Outdoors

3 minute read For residents and visitors alike, Vermont is an invigorating, scenic, and inviting destination for outdoor recreation…all year round. Behind the scenes, there is a thriving network of professionals and community organizations nurturing and growing the business side of outdoor recreation, fostering enjoyment and education for outdoor enthusiasts of every age and interest. The Starting Point […]

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Jul
18

Introducing VtSBDC’s Summer 2022 Interns

3 minute read Like rays of sunshine, summer brings student interns into the VtSBDC fold. The team enjoys two-way, intergenerational learning that opens minds, enhances resources, and creates brighter futures. Meet two of this summer’s star interns: Jaden Kinney, rising junior at Vermont Technical College, and Jordan Rowell, rising senior at the University of Vermont. Name of Intern: […]

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Jul
15

Teeing Up for Entrepreneur Education: Six days of inspiration and learning at Governor’s Institutes of Vermont, Vermont Technical College

4 minute read Twenty-eight Vermonters gathered for six days to explore ideation, design thinking, the Business Model Canvas, financials and much more. With curiosity and focus, each participant discovered the strengths they bring to a team, networked with their peers, and even took time out for a round of (mini) golf.  What sounds like a motivational retreat for […]

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Winners announced for Student Business/Entrepreneurship Competitions

< 1 minute read RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. (June 7, 2022) – The winners of the 14th annual Student Business/Entrepreneurship Competitions were announced today. Hosted by Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC), Vermont Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning (VT REAL), and Vermont Business Education Corporation (VBEC), all Vermont high school and career-tech center students were invited to enter Business Model […]

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