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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Ascutney
Southern Windsor Country Regional Planning Commission
Advocates for the needs of member towns and seeks collaborative strategies to address local, regional, and state opportunities and concerns. Provides technical services to town officials and...View details

Bellows Falls
Town of Rockingham Community Development Office
The role of the Office is to advocate for the Town’s economic interests on the state level, obtain and manage grants on behalf of our local partners, and do whatever it can to improve the economic...View details

Berlin
Women's Agricultural Network
Through a series of educational, technical assistance, and networking opportunities, WAgN works to increase the number of women owning and operating profitable farms and ag-related businesses,...View details

Brattleboro
Windham Regional Planning Commission
Assists towns in Southeastern Vermont to provide effective local government and works cooperatively with them to address regional issues. Contact: James Matteau, Executive Director...View details

Burlington
Vermont Telecom Advancement Center
VTAC's purpose is to educate small business owners, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and educators concerning the latest available technology, products and services in Vermont....View details

Burlington & Montpelier
Vermont World Trade Office, Inc.

Essex
Vermont Technology Incubator at Essex
Seeks to provide a facility where new and emerging technology-based businesses can startup, a broad range of tools and support services on site and throughout the state, a network of entrepreneurs,...View details

Middlebury
Addison County Regional Planning Commission
Contact: Adam Lougee, Executive Director...View details

Montpelier
Government Marketing Assistance Center
Assists Vermont companies in identifing contracting opportunities to sell their products/services to federal, state and local government agencies. GMAC will help companies to profile their offerings...View details

Montpelier
Procurement Technical Assistance Program
The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) provides businesses with guidance for responding to opportunities to market products and services to Federal, state and local governments....View details

Montpelier
USDA Rural Development- Vermont Rural Development
USDA Rural Development provides financial and technical resources in rural areas in order to support community and economic development opportunities, as well as improve quality of life issues....View details

Montpelier
Vermont Community Development Program
Assists communities by providing financial and technical assistance to identify and address local needs and priorities in the areas of housing, economic development, public facilities and public...View details

Montpelier
Vermont Community Loan Fund
Offers a variety of small business loans and grants to Vermont area businesses. Contact: Tom Appel, Vice President...View details

Montpelier
Vermont Department of Economic Development
Offers comprehensive information on starting, growing, and relocating businesses to Vermont. Offers information on business registration, financing, importing and exporting, taxes, infrastructure,...View details

Montpelier
Vermont Department of Education
Has programs to provide businesses with the opportunity to update the basic skills of their workforce and to enable vocational/technical students the opportunity to gain actual work experience....View details

Montpelier
Vermont Department of Labor
Offers listings of jobs in Vermont and links to jobs throughout the U.S. Also offers labor market information, new hire reporting, unemployment compensation information, help share information...View details

Montpelier
Vermont Department of Taxes
Provides up-to-date tax information for the state of Vermont including legislative and administrative policy-making functions and hearings, rulings, regulations and technical bulletins based...View details

Montpelier
Vermont Economic Development Authority
VEDA promotes economic prosperity and increases employment for Vermont businesses by providing low-cost capital for eligible facilities....View details

Montpelier
Vermont Secretary of State-Corporations Division
Responsible for registration of all business entities and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings....View details

Montpelier
Vermont Training Program
Promotes industrial expansion and encourages the creation and retention of jobs in manufacturing by providing training for new and existing businesses thereby increasing the skills of the Vermont...View details

Morrisville
Lamoille County Planning Commission
Contact: Boomhower, Executive Director...View details

Newfane
Vermont Business Materials Exchange
VBMeX is a free service whose goal is to minimize waste by fostering the exchange of reusable resources. Through VBMeX, companies with surplus or by-product materials connect with other businesses...View details

Randolph
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Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center
VMEC is a not-for-profit center that offers one-on-one assistance and training to help Vermont's approximately 2,000 small and medium sized manufacturers increase their productivity, modernize...View details

Rutland
Rutland Regional Planning Commission
Provides leadership and technical expertise to encourage cooperative planning within and among the region's communities and area wide interests. Contact: Mark Blucher, Executive Director...View details

St. Albans
Northwest Regional Planning Commission
Contacts: Catherine Dimitruk, Executive Director Bonnie Waninger, Administration Tim Beaucage, Local Planning & Zoning and Regional Planning Bill Rose, Transportation Bethany...View details

St. Johnsbury

Northeast Employment and Training Organization (NETO)
NETO delivers educational, energy, and self-employment programs to low-income Vermonters. Programs include no-cost home weatherization for qualified Vermont applicants, an Entrepreneurial Training...View details

Waterbury
Reach Up Program
The Reach Up Program is the state's welfare to work programs which helps welfare recipients access education, vocational training, and job placement. In addition to being a good source of potential...View details

Waterbury
Vermont Environmental Assistance Partnership
Provides cost-effective and sustainable environmental assistance to Vermont businesses, with the emphasis on long-term pollution prevention methods and processes wherever feasible. VEAP offers...View details

Westminster
Micro Business Development Program
The MBDP helps low to moderate income Vermonters use self-employment as a means to achieve economic self-sufficiency. MBDP provides business counseling, technical assistance, classroom training,...View details

Winooski
Vermont Council for Quality
A private sector, not-for-profit organization formed as a service company that specializes in marketing organizational assessments, education and training, and awards for excellence. Contact:...View details

Woodstock
Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
Advocates for the needs of member towns, and helps bridge the opportunities and concerns that exist between towns and the State. Provides technical planning services to town officials, and acts...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
Green Government Opportunities (GGO)
The Green Government Opportunities web site (GGO) is a one-stop destination for all things green in small business. Its purpose is to provide a resource through which small businesses can gain...View details

Statewide
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
IRS Stakeholder Liaison provides small businesses and stakeholders with timely and consistent tax guidance. Develops relationships with governmental, civic and trade organizations to determine...View details

Statewide
Montpelier U.S. Export Assistance Center
Assists American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace serving multiple industries....View details

Statewide
Office of Financial and Insurance Services
The Division of Insurance protects consumers and businesses by providing assistance and information, regulating the insurance industry?s market behavior and financial solvency, and fostering...View details

Statewide
Secretary of States Office, Vermont
The Secretary of State is responsible for the initial creation and certain maintenance filings for all domestic state and out-of-state business entities including for-profit and nonprofit corporations,...View details

Statewide
Small Business Administration(SBA) Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD)
OVBDs mission is to assist veterans, service-disabled veterans, reserve component members, and their dependents or survivors by helping them to learn about, access and effectively utilize all...View details

Statewide
Taxpayer Advocacy Service, IRS
An independent organization within the IRS, consisting of highly skilled case advocates who negotiate on your behalf with the IRS to secure the most beneficial resolution for your IRS problem....View details

Statewide
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Functions in order to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment....View details

Statewide
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Administers the patent and trademark laws as they relate to the granting of patents for utility inventions, designs and plants and the issuing of trademark registrations. The USPTO examines applications...View details

Statewide
Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Assists eligible individuals with disabilities to attain employment or self-employment, and self-sufficiency by providing a range of services including training, counseling and referrals to business...View details

Nationwide
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
IRS Stakeholder Liaison provides small businesses and stakeholders with timely and consistent tax guidance. Develops relationships with governmental, civic and trade organizations to determine...View details

Nationwide
International Trade Administration
Helps businesses participate in the growing global marketplace and provides practical information to help select markets and products....View details

Nationwide
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Serves as the a focal point for small businesses interested in doing business with the Department of Energy (DOE) and administers the Department's small business program by establishing goals,...View details

Nationwide
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
USDA Rural Development provides financial and technical resources in rural areas in order to support community and economic development opportunities, as well as improve quality of life issues....View details

Nationwide
United States Agency for International Development
Works to support long-term and equitable economic growth and advancing U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting economic growth, agricultural and trade, global health,and democracy, conflict...View details

Nationwide
Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program
A federal contract program authorizing contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts for eligible Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) or Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned...View details

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