Member Profile: Vermont Small Business Development Centers

Company Name: Vermont Small Business Development Center

Address: PO Box 188, Randolph Center, VT 05061

Contact Phone: 802-281-5236

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General Description of Organization and/or Areas of Expertise: Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) provides no-cost business advising and low-cost training to all Vermont entrepreneurs starting or growing their own businesses.

Our highly committed and professional business advisors will work with you in one-on-one, confidential sessions.

Since VtSBDC was established in 1992 we have served over 17,500 clients with over 167,800 hours of counseling and provided training to 22,000 people. We support your needs through a variety of programs and partnerships with other state and federal agencies.

VtSBDC’s Technology Commercialization advisor is here to help technology-driven entrepreneurs and businesses gain a competitive advantage when looking for research and development funds or trying to commercialize their innovation.

As part of our overall business assistance service, the Technology and Commercialization Advisor provides one-on-one advising to:

Identify funding opportunities for research and development funds.
Provide guidance with Vermont EPSCoR applications.
Assistance with applications for Small Business Innovation Research (‘SBIR’) or Federal Small Business Technology Transfer (‘STTR’) programs.
Instruction on how to communicate your innovation to others without releasing essential Intellectual Property.
Finding resources that may be needed to round out an innovation.