SBA's Executive Entrepreneurship Training Class May 4

T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined Grow a More Profitable, Efficient and Competitive Business  Woman looking at a laptop

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 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 [email protected] or [email protected].


MicroBusiness Lending Panel May 4

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


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 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.