VT Veterans Small Business Day Nov 7

Vermont District Office  - Oct. 30, 2019

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VT Veterans Small Business Day Nov 7

The Small Business Administration is hosting a free small business event for Veterans from 8:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 7 at River Valley Technical Center, 307 South St., in Springfield, Vt.

Topics include:
-Veteran Business Ownership
-Government Contracting
-Veteran Business Certifications
-Financing Panel 

With more than 21 million veterans in America and more than 250,000 service members transitioning from the military annually, the SBA is focused on ensuring they have access to the capital, business counseling, and contracting assistance needed to start and grow successful businesses.

To register, visit http://sbavt.eventbrite.com

Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 802-828-4422 Ext. 215 or email daniel.monahan@sba.gov.

VT Accepting Nominations for 2020 Small Business Awards

The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office is accepting nominations for its 2020 small business awards. 

Previous Vermont winners include Ben and Jerry’s, Mamava and 14th Star Brewing Co., the 2019 Small Business Person of the Year winner.

Since 1963, the SBA has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local communities, and to the nation’s economy.

The award categories are:

-Small Business Person of the Year
-Exporter of the Year
-Family-Owned Business of the Year
-Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year
-Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year
-Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year
-Young Entrepreneur of the Year
-Microenterprise of the Year

To nominate a company for an award, please email the following information about the nominee to vermont_do@sba.gov:

-Owner’s First and Last Name
-Name of Business
-Award Category
-Phone Number
-Email Address

 All nominations must be submitted by 3 p.m. EST, Jan. 7. Businesses may self-nominate.

For more information, email vermont_do@sba.gov or call 802-828-4422.

Legal Considerations for New Businesses

Join CWE VT and Kate Foley of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC for Legal Considerations for New Business Owners at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at CWE Vermont 431 Pine Street (Maltex Building), Suite 101 in Burlington.

This session provides an overview of a range of legal issues that entrepreneurs should be aware of when starting a new company. Learn how to avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business.

Topics  include:
-Entity formation
-Contract basics IP considerations
-Licenses and regulations

Event is free, but registration required. To register click here