EIDL Webinar 1pm Today Dec 7

Vermont District Office  - Dec. 7,  2021

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EIDL Deadline Dec. 31, 2020

COVID EIDL Webinar 1pm Today Dec 7

As the Dec. 31 deadline approaches, the SBA VT office is hosting a webinar about the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 7. Up to date information will be shared and a review of the basics.

The SBA VT office is hosting the webinar every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. throughout December. 

To access the webinar, visit http://ow.ly/9xna50H5h9Y

To access the webinar by phone, call 802-490-7604 and enter code 319419247#.

For more information, email susan.mazza@sba.gov.



Boots To Business Reboot Dec 11

The Veterans Business Outreach Center is hosting a virtual Boots to Business Reboot Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Dec 11 for Vermont Veterans.

Reboot provides assistance to Veterans interested in exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading participants through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. Participants are introduced to a broad spectrum of entrepreneurial business concepts and resources available to access start-up capital, technical assistance, contracting opportunities, and more.

To register, visit https://sbavets.force.com/s/.



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.