Free Business Course For VT Entrepreneurs, apply by March 20

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The Small Business Administration is seeking 20 entrepreneurs throughout Vermont to participate in Emerging Leaders, a free business course in Williston, Vt. starting in April.

Over the course of seven months, entrepreneurs will learn to create a three-year strategic growth plan to build a sustainable business of size and scale.

Firms must be for-profit enterprises, been in business for at least three years, have at least one full-time employee, and have annual revenues between $400,000 and $10 million.

There are no restrictions on the type of businesses that can participate. Some examples of participating businesses include manufacturers, retail stores, wholesalers, contractors, professional services and food service.

To apply, visit https://interise.org/SBAemergingleaders/ by March 20. All applicants will be contacted.

For more information, visit www.sba.gov/emergingleaders, email darcy.carter@sba.gov or call 802-828-4422 ext. 203.

Online Workshop: Small Business Financing March 3

Join the Small Business Administration for a webinar about Small Business Financing at noon March 3. Topics include finding sources of capital, lender requirements, interest rates, terms, SBA loans and technical assistance resources.

To join the webinar, log onto https://meet.lync.com/sba123/bmdeclue/N6RVL15V. Participants are encouraged to access the webinar five minutes prior to the start time if accessing Skype for Business for the first time. To access the conference call, dial toll free 1-802-490-7604, when prompted enter the access code 702386395.

For more information, email brian.declue@sba.gov or call 802-828-4422 Ext. 211.

Online Workshop: Explore Business Ownership March 4

Join the Small Business Administration for a webinar about the basics of starting a business from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. March 4. Topics include financing options, market research, business plans and other resources available to launch a small business.

To join the webinar, log onto https://meet.lync.com/sba123/meherrim/JF8H78Q0. Participants are encouraged to access the webinar five minutes prior to the start time if accessing Skype for Business for the first time. To access the conference call, dial toll free 1-202-765-1264, when prompted enter the access code 47975374.

For more information, email chris.herriman@sba.gov or call 202-868-3202.

SmallBiz Disaster Loans Available in Addison, Chittenden Counties

WASHINGTON – Small businesses and residents in Addison and Chittenden counties affected by severe storms, flooding and straight-line winds from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

SBA’s Customer Service Representatives will be available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications.

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Date: 
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 4:00pm