Made in VT Marketplace Nov 20-21

Vermont District Office  - Nov. 19,  2021

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Made in VT Marketplace Nov 20-21

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The Made in Vermont Marketplace is from Nov. 20 to 21 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Burlington. Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 4 p.m.

The trade show is dedicated to promoting the great variety of Vermont-made products from furniture, specialty foods, clothing, and more.  

Only Vermont based companies that make their products in Vermont are eligible to exhibit.

Excellent opportunity to shop and buy local from Vermont small businesses.

Attendees must have proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test from the past 72 hours. Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccine card or a photo of your card.

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An Inside Exit: Selling Your Business to Family, Managers, or Employees

Starting to think about ownership succession for your company?  For many business owners, the best option is to sell to those already involved in the business, such as family members, managers, or the broader group of employees.  In this 90-minute webinar, learn the basics of internal exit paths and how to prepare for them. 

Following an overview of general ownership succession principles and the business valuation process, we will take a close look at three ways of selling a business: to family members, to managers, and to the larger group of employees.  The event is co-presented by the RDCs of Vermont, Vermont Small Business Development Center, Vermont Employee Ownership Center, and VMEC, with funding from the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development.  

This live webinar will be offered twice in December, led in each case by a business advisor with extensive experience in exit planning.  

December 8, 2021, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., led by business broker and exit advisor Lynne Silva of The Silva Group.  Register Here

December 14, 2021, 3:30 to 5 p.m., led by Certified Exit Planning Advisor John Davis of Davis and Hodgdon CPAs.  Register Here

Small Business Saturday Nov 21

Saturday, November 27, 2021 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. This year, we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they navigate, retool and pivot from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Please join SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small businesses by shopping at a small business. 

Founded by American Express in 2010 and officially cosponsored by SBA since 2011, Small Business Saturday has become an important part of small businesses’ busiest shopping season. According to the 2019 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, 70% of U.S. consumers are aware of Small Business Saturday.  

The highly successful team of SBA, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and American Express will be kicking off the 2020 holiday season by encouraging consumers to support our nation’s nearly 32 million independent businesses this  Small Business Saturday  and all holiday season long.

How You Can Participate For shoppers 

For small business owners 

For partner organizations