An outside, objective view of your business often is helpful and counselors with the Small Business Development Center and the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center can provide this.
Housed at REDC, the Vermont Small Business Development Center provides free technical assistance to starting and growing small businesses. Operated through the Vermont State College System, VtSBDC links businesses with higher education, state and federal programs, as well as other businesses. The VtSBDC offers in-depth counseling assistance at no cost to ensure more successful startups of new enterprises and to strengthen existing firms. With access to a comprehensive resource and information library, the VtSBDC can provide business planning assistance, marketing help, referrals and much more. In addition, VtSBDC periodically sponsors low-cost business training seminars on a variety of topics. For more information, contact our local Vermont Small Business Development specialist at REDC.
Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides businesses with an understanding of the requirements of government contracting and the know-how to obtain and successfully perform federal, state, and local contracts. PTAC assists with all components of the process including SAM registration, obtaining specifications and registering for small business certification programs such as Woman Owned (WOSB) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO). PTAC automates search profiles to help identify contracting opportunities specific to a client’s product or service.