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VT Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Free business advising, technical assistance, workshops. Find your local advisor by county
A non-profit economic empowerment organization that strengthens communities and the economy by supporting women and others to launch and successfully sustain businesses through consultations, workshops, and networking opportunities.
Community Navigator Pilot Program
Designed to “reduce barriers that all small businesses — including those owned by disadvantaged groups such as veterans, women and those from rural communities —often face in accessing critical support.
Income-qualifying small business resource for 1:1 coaching, technical assistance, and workshops. Great for troubleshooting ideas, tapping into emerging markets, and finding financial support.
VT Independent Restaurant Coalition
An emerging coalition of over 180 Vermont restaurants and bars working together to build, connect, and inspire. Join and connect with others in the industry!
A membership-based nonprofit organization with the mission of advancing relationships among farmers, chefs, and consumers to grow markets and eat more locally grown food.
Join your regional chamber to access resources, programs, networking and marketing opportunities.
Technical assistance and state funding for community development based around designated downtowns. Check out your municipality’s downtown!
ACCD Economic Development Funding Resources
Good place to keep an eye on grants. Not all applicable for food service, but worth exploring.
If you are a restaurant owners considering loans but finding it challenging to get funding from traditional banks and credit unions, try: