May 12: SBIR/STTR Conference In South Burlington

Vermont District Office  - May 3,  2022

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May 12: SBIR/STTR Conference

The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center is hosting a conference about the Department of Defense's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 12 at the Delta Hotels Burlington, 1117 Williston Road, in South Burlington. The conference is for businesses and educational institutions involved in research and development. 

SBIR and STTR programs make over $4.3 billion in capital available annually to innovative small companies and the DOD funds half of that. This DOD-focused workshop provides detailed instruction on preparing a proposal to meet the requirements of the DOD, including both technical and commercialization plans, and navigating the submission process.

Conference topics include:

  • SBIR/STTR basics and current information about the DOD
  • An understanding of the differences between DOD components
  • Tips on how to identify a topic
  • The importance of talking to Technical Points of Contact
  • Writing to meet reviewers’ expectations
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them

Event is free, but preregistration is required.

To register, visit https://vtptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/842



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May 4: Learn About SBA's Executive Entrepreneurship Training Class

As part of National Small Business Week the SBA Vermont District Office is hosting a webinar at 2 p.m. May 4 about its free executive entrepreneurship training series. 

THRIVE, Emerging Leaders Reimagined, is a free intensive strategic growth planning program for small businesses and small business owners can apply now for this program to take a business to the next level of growth. Vermont’s SBA office will select 20 small businesses to participate in the program, but you need to apply to show your interest and be interviewed by May 31 at www.sbathrive.com. THRIVE is slated to begin in the summer.

To join the webinar, click here

If you have any questions before the webinar or are not able to make it, please reach out to darcy.carter@sba.gov or susan.mazza@sba.gov.



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May 4: MicroBusiness Lending Panel

The Small Business Administration and Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity are hosting a virtual microbusiness lending panel at 11 a.m. May 4 as part of National Small Business Week.

Learn about programs and benefits offered by each organization, loan application processes, what is needed to borrow small amounts of capital for a microbusiness, and much more.

Whether in the planning stage or are already running a business, the panelists are ready to answer questions.

Panelists include:
-Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation
-Community Capital of Vermont
-Opportunities Credit Union
-Small Business Administration
-Vermont Community Loan Fund
-Vermont Economic Development Authority

To register, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Lending22.



NSBW

National Small Business Week Summit

National Small Business Week 2022, May 1 to 7, celebrates the resiliency and tenacity of America’s entrepreneurs who are doing their part to power our nation’s historic economic comeback.

Join the SBA during the NSBW virtual summit as the agency share tools and information entrepreneurs need to further power the country's economic growth, strengthen supply chains, and deliver the products and services Americans depend on every day.



BIPOC

BIPOC Business Roundtables

The Vermont Partnership for Fairness & Diversity is hosting a series of virtual BIPOC business roundtables. These roundtables will inform recommendations to the State of Vermont on how best to support BIPOC business development.

Each hourlong roundtable will have between 8 to 12 participants. Curtiss Reed, Jr., President & CEO of the CRJ Consulting Group, L3C, will facilitate each roundtable. Key findings will be shared with our growing list of over 500 BIPOC-owned businesses and relevant State agencies.

Each roundtable is at 7 p.m. and are on the following dates:

- May 5
- May 12
- May 19
- June 1

To register, click here.