VtSBDC advisors maintain a large toolbox full of helpful business resources. Feel free to browse through these tools and templates prior to and after contacting your area small business advisor as you chart your path to entrepreneurial success!
Marketing & Sales
Having a marketing and sales plan is integral to your small business success. The links below provide some important resources for ensuring your marketing efforts are maximized.
Management and Operations
Solid management and efficient business operations can be a challenge for many small business owners. The links below provide tools to ease that burden and ensure your business runs smoothly.
Managing staff and human resources obligations is a challenge many small business face, especially once they decide to hire employees. The links below provide answers to many of your human resources questions.
- Hiring Best Practices (This is a simple and comprehensive list of what you need to do to hire your first employee – it includes helpful hyperlinks to various websites.)
- Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) – is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR.
- State of Vermont Department of Labor
- Hiring Your First Employee?
SBA Learning Center
WHEN IT’S TIME TO SELL OR PASS YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT GENERATION
Do you have a plan in place to transition your business? Do you have questions about business value, taxes, financing, legal arrangements, and other areas? Here are some helpful resources to review for a start. Your VtSBDC Area Advisor is ready to assist you when you’re ready to talk.
More Business Resources
VtSBDC has created specific business guides, and sourced helpful materials on other key business topics as listed below which can also be accessed through the navigation bar at the top of this page.