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    ‘Start Your Own Business’ Workshop

    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 09:00 AM
    Where: Addison County Economic Development Corporation in Middlebury, VT

    Hosted by The Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC)

    A workshop on “How to Start Your Own Business” will be offered on Friday, May 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC). It is scheduled to be held in the second floor conference room at the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) co-located with the VtSBDC offices at 1590 Route 7 South, Suite 8, Middlebury.  

    Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop:

    ·         Evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea

    ·         Identify your target customers and explore how to conduct market research

    ·         Learn how to register your company, apply for tax numbers and protect your brand

    ·         Prepare to write an effective business plan

    ·         Find out about financing options and learn what a credible loan package looks like

    ·         Understand your "next steps"

    By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the resources available to you and the steps involved in launching a successful business. This seminar is designed for individuals who are thinking about going into business but need assistance with the procedures involved, and government regulations regarding, starting up a business in Vermont.

    Space is limited. The cost is only $99. Please register for the workshop by signing up online at

    The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The support given by SBA through its funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors’ or participants’ opinions, products or services. VtSBDC provides free advice to entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout VT. Visit us online at

    The Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) is the resource for navigating the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Addison County, Vermont. ACEDC works with businesses in all stages of growth, from pre-venture start-ups to established companies and global corporations, to help them create and retain good paying jobs. Since 1993, ACEDC has lent over $3.5 million to dozens of local businesses, creating or retaining more than 1200 jobs in Addison County. ACEDC is an equal opportunity lender. Visit us online at

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