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May 13, 2013

“Making Sense of Your Dollars & Cents” Workshop in Chester on May 28th

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Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) and the TD Charitable Foundation are offering a free class in Chester on Tuesday, May 28th. Making Sense of Your Dollars and Cents: A Guide to Basic Business Money Matters is an introduction to basic business financial literacy. This 1.5 hour class will teach participants how to read Profit and Loss Statements and Balance Sheets and how to use Cash Flow reports to run your business.

Sarah Kearns will also cover what financing options are available for your business and what banks look for when loaning money.

This program is funded by the TD Charitable Foundation and so is free to participants.

The class will be held in the conference room of the TD Bank in Chester. The program begins at 10:30 am and runs until noon on May 28th.

Vermont Small Business Development Center is a non-profit partnership of government, education and business, organized to help Vermont small businesses succeed. No-cost, confidential advice is provided to existing business owners and new entrepreneurs throughout the state. The local SBDC office is at Springfield Regional Development Corporation.  For more information visit www.vtsbdc.org or contact Debra Boudrieau at (802) 885-2071 or dboudrieau@vtsbdc.org.

Vermont Small Business Development Center is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through its funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors’ or participants’ opinions, products or services.

May 1, 2013

Two Area Award Winners At Recent VtSBDC Ceremony

Filed under: SRDC — admin @ 10:30 am

VtSBDC celebrated its 20th anniversary in Randolph Center on Wednesday, April 25, 2013. The ceremony was held at a breakfast event on the campus of Vermont Technical College. John Boutin, Publisher of Vermont Business Magazine acted as Master of Ceremonies.  Sponsors of the event were Vermont Economic Development Authority, Community National Bank and Comcast.

The highlight of the program was the presentation of Awards of Recognition to businesses. These following local businesses in Windham and Southern Windsor Counties were cited for excellence in the several categories:

  • e-Commerce Strategy: Megan Baehr of Nonesuch Garden (Brattleboro)
  • Family Owned: Kelt and Kristina Naylor of Side Hill Farm (Brattleboro)
  • Irene Survival Success: Laura and Stanley Lynde of Lynde Motorsports (Brattleboro)
  • Nonprofit Sustainability: Sandy Vincent and Sherry Willumits of the Chester Andover Family Center (Chester)
  • Start-up Success: Jesse and Peter Friedman of Student Cultural Exchange (Brattleboro)
  • Strategic Growth: Leslie Stuart of Wine and Cheese Depot (Ludlow)
  • Sustainable Business; Tesha Buss of Good Commons/Good Bus/ Good Farm (Plymouth)
  • Sustainable Retailer: Loretta Palazzo and Matt Maranian of Boomerang (Brattleboro)
  • Value Added Agriculture: Kate and Charles Dodge of Putney Mountain Winery (Putney)
  • Young Entrepreneur: Alli Wright of OWL Energy Bar (Brattleboro)

Dignitaries from Senators Leahy and Sanders and Congressman Welch’s office plus the SBA were on hand to congratulate the recipients. In total 60 businesses were honored in 16 categories.

Lenae Quillen-Blume, who will be retiring as the State Director of VtSBDC in June of this year, was also honored at the event.

Vermont Small Business Development Center is a non-profit partnership of government, education and business, organized to help Vermont small businesses succeed. No-cost, confidential advice is provided to existing business owners and new entrepreneurs throughout the state.  For more information visit www.vtsbdc.org or contact Debra Boudrieau at (802) 257-7731 or dboudrieau@vtsbdc.org.

Vermont Small Business Development Center is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through its funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors’ or participants’ opinions, products or services.