June 20 at VSAC in Winooski for Queerness in Business - a community conversation for LGBTQIA2S+

June 20, 4:30PM

VSAC - 10 E Allen St., Winooski, VT

Join the Office of the Vermont State Treasurer and the Pride & Prosperity Network on Thursday, June 20th at 4PM at VSAC in Winooski, VT for Queerness in Business - a community conversation for LGBTQIA2S+ Vermonters and allies.

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The Pride & Prosperity Network includes representatives from the Pride Center of Vermont, the Small Business Administration (SBA), Mercy Connections, and the Office of the Vermont State Treasurer. The group aims to support Vermont’s queer community by fostering an inclusive economic landscape and creating a thriving environment where queer-owned business and queer individuals can flourish. The Pride & Prosperity Network is generously supported by M&T Bank's Amplify Fund.

The discussion on June 20th will feature a panel highlighting the unique challenges of Vermont’s LGBTQIA2S+ small business community, including:
Ferene Paris (she/her) - Storyteller and Founder of All Heart Inspirations
Sasha Wolfman (she/her) - Founder of Wolfman Esthetics
Bryan Santiago (he/him) - Creative Producer at Looker Lab
Nathaniel Keefe (he/him) - Co-Owner at Hero's Welcome General Store


This is a low-barrier opportunity for members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community and allies to engage in meaningful conversations about the financial challenges and opportunities unique to the queer community in Vermont. We hope it will spark lasting connections within the LGBTQIA2S+ community, particularly among those interested in improving their financial well-being.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences, creating a supportive environment that fosters connection, breaks down barriers to discussing financial experiences, and lights a path forward toward achieving prosperity.

Smooth Transitions: Legal Strategies for Selling, Merging, or Restructuring Your Vermont Business

Thursday, June 20 2024, 11am – 1pm

Are you thinking about selling your business, passing it to your kids, or taking a community-centered approach to ownership? Join the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) this webinar where experts from Vermont Law and Graduate School will explain the legal steps involved in closing, merging, or changing your business. We'll discuss legal tools for estate planning, including how to set up a business from the start for a future transition, and what it looks like to go cooperative.

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Small business summer school is now in session! Whether you're looking to start a small business or expand your current one, SBA's digital learning platform has everything you need to educate yourself on entrepreneurial best practices and available financing options. Get started today: https://www.sba.gov/sba-learning-platform

SBA Vermont District Office
Phone:  802-828-4422
www.sba.gov/vt