The Search for a Good Exit

Vermont District Office  - Nov 15, 2019

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The Search for a Good Exit Dec 4

A business ownership succession planning seminar is from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, 26 Cotton Mill Hill, in Brattleboro. In this seminar, learn the basics of how to choose a path for ownership succession.

Primarily there are four paths, including selling a business to an outsider, to family members, to managers or to the larger group of employees. Mark Beliveau of Gallagher Flynn, a CPA with expertise in business valuation and exit planning, and Don Jamison from the Vermont Employee Ownership Center will give an overview of the most common ownership transition models. Attendees will receive a copy of “An Owner’s Guide to Business Succession Planning.”

Attendance is limited to business owners and key managers. Seminar is free, but registration is required. To register, click here

Nominate VT Small Biz for 2020 Award

SBA 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

-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 or call 802-828-4422.

Export Financing Webinar Dec 4


Join the Small Business Administration for a webinar about small business export financing from 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 4. Topics include SBA finance programs such as Export Working Capital Program, Export Express and the International Trade Loan Program.

To join the webinar, log onto Participants are encouraged to access the webinar five minutes prior to the start time if accessing Skype for Business for the first time.

To access the conference via phone, dial 1-202-765-1264, when prompted enter the access code 487873535.