Vermont Small Business Center
Topic: Start-up Assistance: 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: Ross Hart
VERMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (VTC)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
If you are a local business owner or manager, chances are there are times when you need help, advice, mentoring, financing or just another person in the know with whom to bounce ideas around. And, chances are, you don't know where to turn to seek out this sort of assistance. Never fear, help is on the way. Come and hear from a panel of advisors and financial lenders.
Location: Green Mountain Technical and Career Center, Hyde Park
Online Business Done Right the First Time Register
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Establishing a robust online presence for your small business is essential to a successful future. Today's customers expect to find your business quickly and easily when they look online. And if they don't, there are plenty of other options available to take your place. But with various website building tools and options, social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more, it can be a challenge to determine where to focus your energy. That, coupled with time and budgeting constraints, make it easy to make a wrong turn when it comes to decisions regarding your overall online business strategy. This workshop will help you learn the options, costs and risks associated with various digital platforms and website building strategies, as well as what online marketing tools to consider once your online presence has been established. We will cover website building, social media, paid online marketing, analytics and more.
Speaker: Patrick Ripley
Fee: $ 49.00
2017 SCHEDULEElectrical Maintenance Electrical Mechanical Technician Certificate Program INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY (3 CREDITS)
March 21 - May 9
Tuesdays/Thursdays 5-8 PM INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL CIRCUITS (3 CREDITS)
May 11 - June 29
Tuesdays/Thursdays 5-8 PMPROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS (2 CREDITS)
August 22 - September 21
Tuesdays/Thursdays 5-8 PMELECTRICAL SAFETY CODES (1 CREDIT)
September 26 - October 10
Tuesdays/Thursdays 5-8 PM