Our advisors have expertise in a variety of specific industries. We are available to present to your specific industry trade group. We have worked in the cheese industry, craft beer, maple, specialty food and more. Use the “Find Your Advisor” button on this page to contact an advisor to find out how we can support your industry and help guide you through questions such as:
• How can my business take advantage of the current trends in my industry?
• What type of management is best for a growing business in my industry?
• What new marketing tools are available to promote my business within my industry?
VtSBDC advisors also offer advising in several specialty areas of service. Several of those areas are listed below or can be accessed through the navigation bar at the top of this page.
Students & Teacher Entrepreneurship
VtSBDC, in partnership with Vermont Business Education Corporation (VBEC), is committed to the students of Vermont becoming entrepreneurs invested in the growth of our state.
VtSBDC advisors are here to help technology-driven entrepreneurs and businesses gain a competitive advantage in the commercialization of their innovations. We also assist high-growth small businesses in obtaining grant funding for research and development as well as advising on positioning themselves to attract outside investment.
Import / Export
As the global economy continues to become accessible to all small business owners, many are considering turning their sights on importing and exporting products and services. VtSBDC has noticed this trend and has three certified advisors poised to provide this type of business advising. VtSBDC advisors help clients identify and develop potential export markets and develop or reorient marketing and production strategies for international markets, among other things.
College-Age & Young Entrepreneurs
Are you a young entrepreneur? Are you a business owner or are you starting a business? We have a number of resources for college-age / young entrepreneurs.