Women in Business Panel March 11: Strategic Growth Planning

Vermont District Office  - March 3,  2022

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Women in Business Panel: How Strategic Growth Planning Can Accelerate Your Business - CWE Vermont - Virtual

Women in Business Panel March 11: Strategic Growth Planning

The Small Business Administration and the Center for Women and Enterprise Vermont are hosting a free virtual panel discussion about strategic growth opportunities for woman-owned businesses at 10 a.m. March 11.

Strategic growth planning is one of the most important aspects of building a business and can be difficult. This panel will explore why past participants of CWE and SBA’s strategic growth training programs have raved about these free opportunities to plan for sustainable, profitable growth. 

Vermont small businesses that have only experienced a one-hour business workshop should consider an intensive, strategic planning program as a next step.

CWE’s program, Power Forward, focuses on businesses with revenues of $50k to $400k, where VT SBA’s program, Emerging Leaders, focuses on businesses with revenues of $250,000 or more and at least one full time employee besides the owner. These programs provide opportunities to work with experienced coaches and to develop connections with peer businesses and community resources. During the intensive program, participants will develop a three-year growth action plan with benchmarks and performance targets that will help them achieve their goals.

Past participants have reported notable increases in revenues and profitability, increased number of employees and space, and self- discipline to continue the strategic planning process to ensure the continued growth of the business.

Panelists:
- Kim Donahue, owner of  Inn at Round Barn Farm www.theroundbarn.com, SBA Emerging Leaders graduate class of 2021
- Cairn, Cross, Cofounder and Managing Director of FreshTracks Capital, www.freshtrackscap.com/, SBA Emerging Leaders instructor
- Carolyn Cooke, owner of Triple C Strategy, CWE Vermont Power Forward Instructor
- Alexs Schuman, owner of Nomadic Kitchen, https://www.nomadic-kitchen.com, CWE Vermont Power Forward graduate 2019

The panel discussion is part of Women’s History Month.

To register for the panel, click here.



Community Navigator

Business Assistance Webinars March 9

Community Navigator offers free technical assistance to businesses and organizations impacted by COVID-19 trying to adapt to new practices, retrofit their physical spaces and access new technology.

The Vermont Small Business Development Center received a $2.5 million Community Navigator grant from the Small Business Administration to assist Vermont entrepreneurs through various organizations and vendors.

A webinar for vendors interested in providing Community Navigator technical assistance is at 9 a.m. March 9.

A webinar for small businesses needing Community Navigator technical assistance is at 4:30 p.m. March 9.  

For more information about Community Navigator or to register, visit https://www.vermonteconomicdevelopment.com/cnpp.



Business Information Session for Veterans

Biz Plan Basics For Veterans March 4

The New England Veteran Business Outreach Center is hosting a Buisnes Plan Basics For Veterans webinar at 4 p.m. March 4. 

Topics include building a strong business plan and discussing market research, how to market your business, financials, and more. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur with a specific business idea, or if you have been operating your business for a few years but have not yet written a business plan, this workshop is for you!

To register, click here.