Whether you're looking to start a business in the area, grow an existing business or just learn new tools to help you run things more efficiently, there are many local resources available to help you along the way. We encourage you to visit the VT Small Business Development Center, Northern Community Investment Corporation, Northeastern Vermont Development Association and the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship at Lyndon State College to find out about services, grants, funding, and other assistance available for local businesses.
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Beginner Computer Class - FREE. Thursdays from 10 - noon at the Cobleigh Library in Lyndonville. 626-5475
French Language Speaking Classes
Saturdays from 10:AM to 11:00 AM
Ben Clarke, French Teacher, now affiliated with Lyndon State College and L.I., will begin a new round of “Speak French”, an easy and innovative way to learn to speak French.
Located at the East Haven Community Building
Contact: Lorraine Willy at (802) 467-1327 or Dollinda Lund at (802) 467-3200
Center for Professional Studies at Lyndon State College - Professionals have new opportunities to advance their careers thanks to Lyndon State College’s new Center for Professional Studies (CPS). The Center offers non-degree education such as certificate, diploma, and licensure programs to professionals and those working to increase skills, catch up with technology, excel in their careers, advance to new positions, and enhance their communities. Classes are offered through traditional classroom learning and online platforms. The first of Lyndon’s Center for Professional Studies programs begins this October with an online Project Management Fundamentals course. For a complete listing of courses and certificate testing dates, visit http://www.Lyndonstate.edu/Professional
July 17, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Ready to hire your first employee? All set to add a new member to your team? I need them tomorrow - let's just get someone in here! Do I need an application? Wondering what you can do to maximize your approach/attract and retain the right person? In this hands-on clinic, participants will learn about effective recruitment strategies and spend time developing tools to enhance what you are currently using or develop the tools you don't have at your fingertips. An Additional Resources List will be provided to enable you to continue the "Hiring Right Journey".
Speaker(s): Teresa Miele
Location: Northeastern Vermont Development Association, St. Johnsbury
Fee: $ 49.00
July 24, 2018 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Starting Your Own Business can be challenging…are you ready to turn your idea into a real business opportunity? 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, and 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.
Speaker(s): Ross Hart
Location: Northeastern Vermont Development Association, Eastern Ave. St. Johnsbury, VT
Fee: $ 129.00