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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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 Upcoming Workshops


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 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



NEK Leads

November 14, 2019  8am-5pm

Passionate about the NEK? Want to see it thrive? This gathering is for you.

Join other innovative locals to explore ways to make the Northeast Kingdom more vibrant and accessible.
- Get inspired by community success stories
- Access tools and skills to support local initiatives
- Help us envision the future of leadership in our region
- Connect with projects, partners, and resources

Your voice matters. Join in.

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Location:  Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center, East Burke, VT

Fee:  $35-$50


Starting Your Own Business 

 November 19, 2019  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

 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. By the end of the workshop you’ll be well informed about the “next steps” in navigating the entrepreneurial landscape to move your business idea forward. Delivered by our own experienced Business Advisors, you’ll go through the process of what you need to consider, and do, to launch a successful business in Vermont.  Highlights: learn to use effective tools such as the “Business Model Canvas” to create your value proposition and make your business stand out from others in the marketplace; learn how to register your business; consider startup costs, expenses, and financing options. You’ll also gain practical tips, work with business tools, get some of your questions answered, plus network with others going into business.
(No charge to veterans or students)

Speaker(s): Ross Hart

Location:   Do North Coworking, 930 Broad St., Lyndonville
Fee: $ 129.00



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