Session #1 9/7/21 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT)
Session #2 9/14/21 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT)
Session #3 9/21/21 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT)

 Open – 14 places remaining
 9/7/21 8:00 AM (EDT)

 Becky Kilian

 Online Meeting (Live)
 Accounting/Budget, Cash Flow Management

How will your business impact your personal finances? Learn to feel more confident in your personal and business finances! Over 3 sessions, you’ll navigate building your personal budget, setting goals, & making a plan to bridge your personal & business financials. PLUS – you’ll have a ton of fun! All content is delivered through games, discussion, and laughter. You must plan to attend all 3 sessions.

  • First Session – Defining your personal finance goals (overview of personal finance and its connection to your small business success; defining your personal/life/business goals so you can prioritize them financially)
  • Second Session– Budgeting – how and why to do it; how to have successful money conversations. Building your personal finance team: an overview of all of the other aspects of healthy personal finances for small business owners, including taxes, insurance, and more!
  • Third Session– Thirty minute 1:1 sessions with Christine to go over class content and answer any other questions you may have.

Date:

  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | 5:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 5:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Cost: This class is free of charge but space is limited! If you are no longer able to attend the class, please reach out to us so someone else can take your spot.

Instructor: Christine McGowan, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Christine McGowan grew up working in her family’s business, Dorsey Millwork, Inc., a distributor for Andersen Corporation, a major manufacturer of wood window and door products. Dorsey Millwork sold to lumber yards, building supply stores and other home construction retailers throughout New England. Today, she owns Lamoille Valley Painters, a custom interior/exterior painting company that serves builders, architects and homeowners in the Stowe area. When not an entrepreneur, Christine works for the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund as the Forest Products Program Director.

 

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 9/9/21
 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)
 Open – 23 places remaining
 9/9/21 8:00 AM (EDT)

 Becky Kilian

 Online Meeting (Live)
 Managing a Business

It’s no secret that running a business is hard work, but how can we make it less stressful? Join us for this session to learn about how small business owners can identify stress and implement techniques to manage it. 

Akshata Nayak, a CWE Core Counselor & Instructor, will be leading this workshop. Having just launched her third business, she is an experienced entrepreneur and has many tips and techniques to help manage stress as a small business owner. Akshata is also a nutritionist at her clinic Alternative Roots Wellness Center in Essex and works to help people manage stress through nutrition and lifestyle choices. Join us to learn more about what stress is, how to identify it, and the best ways to mitigate it in your business.

Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: This class is offered free of charge but space is limited!  If you are no longer able to attend the class, please reach out to us so someone else can take your spot. 

Instructors: Akshata Nayak MSACN, MS

Growing up in India, Akshata was a science geek and believed that she would be a lab rat investigating genetic mysteries for the rest of her life. So she moved to the US and earned two Master of Science degrees – one in Biochemistry and another in Applied Clinical Nutrition while doing research in the fields of Genetics, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Immunology and Neuroscience.

But life had other plans, and her learnings converged into two businesses in 2010, both with the idea that your health is dependent on what you put in and on your body: The Orange Owl, a small-batch vegan skincare line that was managed and run solely by her, and Alternative Roots Wellness Center (www.alternativerootswellness.com), a holistic health center that she still runs with her husband, Dr. Greg Giasson, which offers chiropractic and nutrition counseling services. Recently, after a decade she decided to close down The Orange Owl due personal health issues and the COVID-19 crisis, but has pivoted to a new business opportunity in Little Patakha (www.littlepatakha.com) which has a mission to help kids see differences with others as something to learn from rather than be wary of.

Over the years, it has become obvious to her that even though women and BIPOC business owners have plenty of ideas, they hold back in recognizing their efforts, expressing opinions and asking for the support they need. Representation is vital within the business community and she is looking forward to playing an active role in the ecosystem that empowers these entrepreneurs, especially in her home state of Vermont, to believe in themselves and give their ideas a chance.

 

You will receive connection details once you register. 

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 9/13/21
 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)
 Open – 28 places remaining
 9/13/21 8:00 AM (EDT)

 Becky Kilian

 Online Meeting (Live)
 Business Plan

This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan.

Topics include:
• Why you need to write a business plan
• Overview of each section of a business plan
• Research and writing tips
• Resources for help and support

Date: Monday, September 13, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Cost: This class is offered free of charge but space is limited!  If you are no longer able to attend the class, please reach out to us so someone else can take your spot.

Instructor: Cristine Hammer

Cristine Hammer has had several careers—therapist in mental health, owner of a home-based wearable arts business, marketing director of a film production company, senior vice president and equity partner of a graphic design company, and currently, a freelance marketing consultant and copywriter. Hammer’s involvement with CWEVT includes class instructor and Advisory Board member. In addition, Hammer serves as Chair of the Essex Conservation & Trails Committee, is a certified Vermont Master Gardener, a member of the League of Vermont Writers, and with her dog, Nikki, works as a certified therapy dog team. She also enjoys traveling the world when she can.

You will received connection details. We use Zoom if you would like to install the application ahead of time.

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Date: 9/22/21
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EDT)
Status: Open – 14 places remaining
Registration Deadline: 9/22/21 8:00 AM (EDT)

Point of Contact: Becky Kilian

Program Format: Online Meeting (Live)
Training Topics: Cash Flow Management
Description:
You have financial statements for your business–what knowledge can you gain from them?

This workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to understand your income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flow; all essential skills for operating a successful business.

Date: Wednesday, 9/22 | 9:00 AM -11:00 AM

Cost: This class is offered free of charge thanks to a generous sponsorhsip from the Clowes Fund but space is limited! If you are no longer able to attend the class, please reach out to us so someone else can take your spot.

Instructor: Monica Lalime

Monica has earned a degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with 25 years of experience in Accounting & Operations working for small businesses as a Controller, Accounting Manager, and Business Operations Manager. She understands the financial and administrative needs of many different types of small businesses from start-ups to well-established businesses.

Instructions:
You will receive connection details. We use Zoom if you would like to install the application ahead of time: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting

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Date: 9/22/21
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EDT)
Status: Open – 27 places remaining
Registration Deadline: 9/22/21 8:00 AM (EDT)

Point of Contact: Monique Priestley

Program Format: Online Meeting (Live)
Training Topics: COVID-19 General Support, Customer Relations, Marketing/Sales, Other, Rural Business Devel., Social Media, Woman-owned Businesses
Description:
Wednesday 9/22 9:00am–11:00am

Storytelling | Better, stronger, faster: How to improve your storytelling through editing
Discover how to make your message break through with clear and concise communication during a time when people are navigating continual changes amid COVID. Learn simple techniques and skills to tighten your writing and improve your marketing through an interactive virtual workshop to make your social media, emails, and other communication more effective.

Cost: This class is offered free of charge but space is limited! If you are no longer able to attend the class, please reach out to us so someone else can take your spot.

Instructor: Becky Holt has spent most of Her professional career telling stories in a variety of formats and styles. Her career began in journalism, where she was a newspaper and online editor for 20 years. Becky spent the past decade as the Development & Communications Director for COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter) in Burlington, where she continues storytelling and helps her community more fully understand homelessness. Five years ago, she began helping nonprofit partners bring their stories to the broader community through the Vermont Story Lab. For her, story is about relationship, the powerful connection between one human being and another that can spur us to feel, to inspire, to act.

Instructions:
You will received connection details. We use Zoom if you would like to install the application ahead of time.

Please add info.vermont@cweonline.org to your safe senders list to ensure you receive registration emails. If you cannot find the login details after registering for the class, please check your spam folder.

Date: 9/29/21
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EDT)
Status: Open – 27 places remaining
Registration Deadline: 9/29/21 8:00 AM (EDT)

Point of Contact: Monique Priestley

Program Format: Online Meeting (Live)
Training Topics: COVID-19 General Support, Customer Relations, Marketing/Sales, Other, Rural Business Devel., Social Media, Woman-owned Businesses
Description:
Wednesday 9/29 9:00am–11:00am

Storytelling | Sort it out: Organize your storytelling communications calendar
Clear and consistent communication is even more critical in the time of COVID. Learn how to develop a marketing campaign and annual calendar to keep your messaging on task, on target, and on time through an interactive virtual workshop.

Cost: This class is offered free of charge but space is limited! If you are no longer able to attend the class, please reach out to us so someone else can take your spot.

Instructor: Becky Holt has spent most of Her professional career telling stories in a variety of formats and styles. Her career began in journalism, where she was a newspaper and online editor for 20 years. Becky spent the past decade as the Development & Communications Director for COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter) in Burlington, where she continues storytelling and helps her community more fully understand homelessness. Five years ago, she began helping nonprofit partners bring their stories to the broader community through the Vermont Story Lab. For her, story is about relationship, the powerful connection between one human being and another that can spur us to feel, to inspire, to act.

Instructions:
You will received connection details. We use Zoom if you would like to install the application ahead of time.

Please add info.vermont@cweonline.org to your safe senders list to ensure you receive registration emails. If you cannot find the login details after registering for the class, please check your spam folder.

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