Workshop on starting a business to be held;
Women business owners hold conference

VT Small Business Development CenterThe Vermont Small Business Development Center is offering a four-hour workshop on how to start your own business and write a business plan. The course will be offered  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Springfield Regional Development Corp., 14 Clinton Square in Springfield, in the 1st floor conference room.

This workshop, conducted by experienced business advisors, is designed as a guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend includes a comprehensive start-up workbook, handouts nd resources in marketing, financing, management and operations. Highlights of the workshop include using the “Business Model Canvas” to evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea, identifying your target customers and your “unique selling proposition,” consider start-up costs, sales, expenses and financing options.

Learn how to register your business, apply for tax numbers, ways to pitch your idea, develop a business plan plus more.  By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the tools and resources available to you and the “Next Steps” involved in launching a successful business.

Space is limited. To register for the workshop sign up online at For registration questions, please email Heather Gonyaw at The registration fee is $99. Your payment includes a start-up workbook in hardcopy and pdf format.

For more information visit or contact Debra Boudrieau at (802) 885-2071 or

Women Business Owners Network holds Fall Conference

The Women Business Owners Network and the Vermont Commission on Women and Change The Story are teaming up for WBON’s 2016 Fall Conference, to be held in Montpelier from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
This year’s theme — Telling Your Story — consists of workshops and roundtable discussions that will help all women business owners find their voices and tell their stories, from a public speaking context, from branding and marketing perspectives, or targeted to public policy.
A morning session will be held at the Vermont State House,115 State St., and an afternoon session will be held at the Vermont History Museum, 109 State St. For more information, click here.
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