Together, Community Navigator Pilot Program (CNPP) partners are connectors so that you know about and have access to the services and support available to help your business succeed.
To keep you up to date on all that’s new, here are upcoming webinars and events to save on your calendar. Please note that all events listed below are free and all are welcome to attend.
September 30, 2023 | Randolph, VT
Welcoming all Vermont Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners:
Please join us for a day of free resources, connections, inspiration, and lunch!
Set Your Course to Vermont State University in Randolph Center, VT
October 2, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Online
If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you!
You will learn to:
• Develop your business ideas and start planning
• Consider your legal structure
• Discuss choosing a name and entity
• How to obtain an employer identification number, licenses, permits, and insurance
October 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Online
Have you ever wondered how to protect your creative work, or your brand? Have you come up with a cool invention, but don’t know how to go about protecting it from others’ using your idea? Protecting your intellectual property and knowing when to ask for permission to use someone else’s, are important legal tools for small businesses. In this webinar, Vermont Law and Graduate School Professor Oliver Goodenough, and a panel of students, will demystify intellectual property, and explain how to use these tools to protect your small business assets.
October 5, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Online
Micro Business Coach Pacifique Nsengiyumva leads an interactive workshop on the basics of Excel. Learn how to format a cell, basic functions (SUM, COUNT, DATE, TIME, SEARCH), and how to sort data. Intended for TRUE beginners!
October 12, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. | Online
If you are in the process of starting your business and wondering, “Am I doing this right?!” You aren’t alone! Join CWEVT trusted experts in a relaxed, welcoming drop-in session to get your questions answered and connect with other clients! This is a ‘business basics’ session where you can check your thinking and get some insight into the next steps if you’re feeling stuck. Register Here
October 12, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Online
Did you know that Google is more than just a search engine and email provider? Join us to learn about the Google Suite and how to create a website in Google Sites. Attendees will learn what tools are available, how to access them, how to get started, and how to create a free website. This class is intended for small business owners. Bring your questions and come ready to learn!
October 19, 10 to 11:15 a.m. | Online
Starting your own business can be challenging, especially for first-time business owners. If you’re ready to take the next step and explore turning your idea into a real business opportunity, then this is the workshop for you. By joining this webinar you’ll gain some practical tips/steps in starting your own business and have a chance to have some of your questions answered. Following the session, you’ll receive some additional resources to help you in the process.
October 19, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Online
This course is designed to teach you how to use Facebook Marketing for your business. This is a true beginner’s guide to Facebook Marketing for Entrepreneurs and small business owners. Please create a Facebook profile before attending this event.
October 23, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. | Online
If you are in the process of starting your business and wondering, “Am I doing this right?!” You aren’t alone! Join CWEVT trusted experts in a relaxed, welcoming drop-in session to get your questions answered and connect with other clients! This is a ‘business basics’ session where you can check your thinking and get some insight into the next steps if you’re feeling stuck.
October 24, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Online
Commercial leases can be confusing to navigate and hard to write, and yet it is important for both a commercial landlord and a tenant to have one in order to have a productive working relationship. In this webinar, Vermont Law and Graduate School Professor Nicole Killoran, and a panel of students, will break down some common parts of commercial leases, look at how different language in a lease might play out in a landlord-tenant relationship, and explore how to effectively negotiate a commercial lease.
More events of interest for Vermont’s small business owners:
September 26, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. | Online
You don’t need your own international department to achieve global sales success! Please join this lively discussion with three successful exporters and their international trade advisors as we discuss tips for export success. Gather insight from the SBA National 2023 Exporter of the Year and other successful exporters.
September 28, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. | Online
Due to the federally declared disaster in Vermont caused by the July flooding, the IRS is offering a webinar on disaster tax relief provisions available to Vermont businesses. Learn about:
- Postponed filing and payment due dates.
- What is a casualty loss?
- Computing and claiming casualty losses.
- Electing to claim casualty losses on a prior year’s tax return.
- Documenting casualty losses.
- Claiming inventory losses.
- Useful IRS reference materials.
The Community Navigator Pilot Program is funded [in part] by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration.