Steps To Start Your Business

If you are planning to start a business or are in the early stages of launching one, then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, you will learn to: • Develop your business ideas and planning • Consider your legal structure • Discuss choosing a name and entity • How to obtain an employer […]

Your Brand—Breaking Through the Clutter

A strong brand is more than a logo. It’s how your customers recognize and experience your business. Having a clear brand is fundamental for successful marketing and messaging. Join us for this 2-part workshop to discover or clarify your brand by going back to brand basics. Through fun and interactive exercises and group discussions, we’ll […]

After the Pitch: Aligning Investors and Entrepreneurs

Conveners/Presenters: John Antonucci, Launch VT; David Bradbury, VCET; Sam Roach-Gerber, VCET This session examines the top questions, red flag issues, and due diligence steps facing founders and investors in closing an investment.

Unconscious Bias in Investing and the Importance of Investing in Womxn

Conveners/Presenters: Jessica Nordhaus, Change The Story VT and Louisa Schibli and Janice St. Onge, The Vermont Women's Investor Network Join us for a session addressing unconscious bias in investing, why it's important, and action steps you can take. This session is appropriate for all investors or prospective investors who want to learn about the value […]

Personal to Business Budgeting (3rd in a 3-Part Series)

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, […]

VCET Lunch *& Learn: Small Business Insurance Basics

If you are operating or looking to start a small business insurance is an important foundation for that investment. An injured customer or disgruntled client can lead to unforeseen cost and possibly set your company back. Unfortunately navigating the world of insurance can be confusing and time consuming. In this presentation the goal is to […]

Starting Your Own Business

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. Generally this is delivered as an in person 3 to 4 hour workshop with a fee of […]

VCET Lunch & Learn: Growing Your Online Business through Social Media

In order to grow your online business with speed and sustainability, you need to establish systematic demand generation and sell-through. Then, you want to nurture buyers into lifelong evangelists with high customer values. For all of this, social media marketing is mission critical. We’ll look at the exact steps I have taken to grow one […]

Vermont Economic Recovery Bridge Program Webinar

On April 17, 2021, H.315 was enacted (Act 9). The Act appropriates $10 million of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to ACCD to provide priority funding to businesses that have not received prior State or Federal financial assistance. To the extent that funds remain available, the program is also intended to provide funding to […]

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