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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 Professional Studies at Northern Vermont University - Lyndon to find out about services, grants, funding, and other assistance available for local businesses. 

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VT Small Business Development Center - COVID-19 -Assistance for Businesses 


VT Agency of Commerce & Community Development - COVID-19 updates - Guidance and Resources for Businesses 



Beginner Computer Class - FREE. Thursdays from 10 - noon at the Cobleigh Library in Lyndonville. 626-5475


Starting Your Own Business
April 8th and 20th 2021, May 6th and 18th   10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
On-line Training - Statewide
Starting your own business can be challenging, especially for first time business owners. If you’re ready to take the next step and explore turning your idea into a real business opportunity, then this is the workshop for you. Generally this is delivered as an in person 3 to 4 hour workshop with a fee of $129.00. However, based upon the current health pandemic and practicing social distancing for the next few months we are pleased to offer abbreviated 90 minute ZOOM (video conferencing – with a telephone call in number as well) workshops/webinars at no cost. By joining this webinar you’ll gain some practical tips/steps in starting your own business and have a chance to have some of your questions answered. Following the session, you’ll receive some additional resources to help you in the process.

Fee: No Cost


Center for Professional Studies at NVU - 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





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