COVID EIDL Webinar 2pm Today, Dec 1

Vermont District Office  - Dec. 1,  2021

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COVID EIDL Webinar 2pm Today, Dec 1

The SBA and Public Private Strategies Institute are hosting a COVID EIDL webinar at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 1. 

During the webinar:

  • Learn more about COVID EIDL and how you can take advantage before December 31, 2021
  • Discover tools and resources you can use to start and grow your business
  • Have your questions answered by SBA leadership and small business experts
  • Learn how you can become a vaccine leader in your community
  • Get an update regarding programs and recent policy announcements made by the Biden-Harris Administration

To register, click here


VT SBA Accepting Nominations For Annual Small Business Awards

The SBA Vermont District Office is accepting nominations for its 2022 small business awards. Previous Vermont winners include Ben and Jerry’s, Mamava and Lawson's Finest Liquids.

These annual awards recognize the achievements of SBA-assisted small businesses and the contributions they have made to their communities and Vermont’s economy.

To nominate a Vermont small business, email the name of the business along with the owner’s name and specific award category the company is being nominated for to daniel.monahan@sba.gov. Businesses may self-nominate.

The categories are as follows: 

Small Business Person of the Year 
Criteria: Individual or partners who own a small business, which has increased sales, profits and employees, and have been in business for three years. Business must have received Small Business Administration assistance. 

Exporting Small Business of the Year
Criteria: Small business which has increased sales, profits and/or employees due to exporting and been in business for three years. 

Family-Owned Small Business of the Year 
Criteria: Small business must be family-owned for at least 15 years and ownership has transitioned to another generation. 

Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year 
Criteria: Small business at least 51% owned by a veteran of U.S. armed forces, which has been in business for three years. 

Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year 
Criteria: Small business at least 51% owned by a woman, which has been in business for three years.

Minority-Owned Small Business of the Year 
Criteria: Small business at least 51% owned by an ethnic minority, which has been in business for three years.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year 
Criteria: Individual or partners who own a small business, are under 30, and have been in business for three years. 

Microenterprise of the Year 
Criteria: Individual or partners who own a microenterprise with five or less employees, received SBA assistance and have been in business for three years. 

For more information about the awards, call 802-828-4422 or email daniel.monahan@sba.gov.



Veterans Business Battle

Join the largest veteran-focused business plan competition in the country. Veterans Business Battle serves as a forum to connect veterans with investors, advisers and resources. Finalists attend workshops geared toward businesses in early stages of development, network with potential investors and learn from other entrepreneurial success stories.


Since 2015, more than $4 million of investment offers have been extended to the finalists and semi-finalists invited to the annual competition weekend.
The competition is open to ventures from across the country with a veteran founder and equity holder who is actively involved in running the company.

Application deadline is Feb. 5.

For more information and to apply, visit https://business.rice.edu/veterans-business-battle.