Personal to Business Budgeting (2nd 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: Website Traffic and Lead Generation

Offered by our partners at HupSpot and sponsored by the VtSBDC, this is a fast-paced session covering the key elements of converting a website into a marketing engine for accelerated sales growth. We’ll go over HubSpot’s playbook for building the foundation for a scalable lead generation marketing funnel. This presentation will review: Generating traffic to […]

Investing in Vermont: Using Place-Based Ownership to Keep Our Money Local

Conveners/Presenters: Vermont Employee Ownership Center; Jim Feinson, Former Gardeners Supply CEO; Derek Razo, Purpose Ventures; Greg Brodsky, Start.Coop; Alan Matson, Vermont Solidarity Investing Club Beyond policies or commitments, ownership controls company mission, impact, and values. This session explores the core concepts of, and how to invest in, three ownership models that keep companies rooted in […]

Bookkeeping Made Easy: A QBO Overview

Quickbooks Online (often referred to as QBO) is Intuit's subscription-priced, cloud-based accounting and bookkeeping software, designed primarily for small-to-medium businesses. QBO automates many aspects of managing your business by tracking inventory, calculating sales tax, updating transactions, and producing financial reports while integrating with many of the other cloud-based tools you are probably already using in […]

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 […]

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