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  • October 21, 2014 6:10 PM | Kathryn Baccaglini (Administrator)

    Need more clients?

    Want timesaving ideas?

    Need streamlining?

    Want new markets?

    Learn a replicable process for solving real life problems. Experience breakthrough thinking that gets results.  Marriane Mullen is offering a 5 week course that includes FourSight Thinking Profile assessment and materials.

    Date: Tuesday evening 6-7:30PM - Starting October 21st

    Cost: $395 (WBON Members can receive a 10% discount)

    Visit: www.mariannemullen.com for details

    Call 802-476-4012 to register TODAY!

  • October 18, 2014 8:00 AM | Kathryn Baccaglini (Administrator)

    Franklin County Women's Expo

    Saturday, October 18th

    BFA St. Albans

    Registration begins at 8AM

    For more details:  www.womenwecan.com

  • June 08, 2014 4:47 PM | WBON Administrator (Administrator)
    Please join us for this:
    OPEN STUDIO DAY
    Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 10 AM to 5PM with a party and prize drawing at The Highland Inn in Greensboro from 5:30 until 8:00.

    Open Studio maps can be found at Millers Thumb and Willeys Store in Greensboro as well as in all the artists studios. When you go to www.HCTV, Buffalo Times, you may see Nancy Schade's interviews of several of the artists studios you may want to visit and meet with a particular artist, they will have maps and can direct you onward to other studios or places of interest in the "Gate Way of the North East Kingdom", come up for the day and stay for a fun party with delicious refreshments and when your ticket is drawn the opportunity to chose from one of the artists works of art, tickets will be given to you from every studio you visit so chances are good to win an art work of your desire.

    Take Off Tuesday, enjoy a ride into the country, bring your bathing suit and swim in Caspian, have some ice cream, visit Willey's Store and Greensboro's beautiful surrounding villiages of Hardwick, Craftsbury, Albany and Glover, we look forward to seeing you.
  • May 28, 2014 3:48 PM | WBON Administrator (Administrator)

    Please join us on Thursday, June 5 from 5:30-7:30PM at the Lake & College Building at Main Street Landing in Burlington.

    The evening will feature a small showcase of WSBP alum businesses and business support providers, hors d’oeuvres & cash bar, remarks by WSBP founders and participants, and plenty of opportunity to reconnect with old and new friends.

    All current & former supporters of WSBP are invited: Students, faculty & staff, presenters, reviewers, advisors, collaborators!

    Please kindly let us know by June 2 if we can look forward to seeing you. RSVP here.

    Thank you for your support of WSBP!  We hope to see you June 5!



  • May 27, 2014 9:55 AM | WBON Administrator (Administrator)
    YouNite
    An Evening for the Ladies
    Friday, May 30th at 6:30pm

    All women are welcome!
    Sign up and find out more at http://wellspringcls.com/younite

    The Gallery at Main Street Landing
    60 Lake Street
    Burlington, VT 05401
  • May 22, 2014 3:27 PM | WBON Administrator (Administrator)
    Karen Kane, at Paris by Design, spent much of May in Paris leading art and garden tours. Here's a bit of press she received on a Paris blog: http://parisbreakfasts.blogspot.fr/2014/05/the-artists-paris-sketchbook-and-art.html


  • May 22, 2014 3:13 PM | WBON Administrator (Administrator)
    Create a blueprint that is personalized for YOU!
    1. Learn how to identify your best customers, know what they have in common and what to do with this valuable information.
    2. Learn what to do to make your business stand out and surpass your competition.
    3. Create a loyalty program that costs little or nothing that keeps your best customers coming back for more.
    4. Create an effective system that you can implement immediately to get your A+ customers to help you grow your business.
    Amy Mattinat is a successful small business owner. Her business, Auto Craftsmen in Montpelier, is an ASE Blue Seal Shop, AAA Approved Repair Shop, & BBB Accredited. She manages her business, writes a monthly Car Care Newsletter, is the author of “How to Buy A Great Used Car" and teaches women car care clinics. Amy is a dynamic speaker, marketing expert and co-author of the book “Whatever Happened to Outstanding Customer Service.” She is part of ‘The Women's Automotive Speakers Bureau.’

    JUNE 2 | 9 AM - 12 PM
    $49 /person

    TO REGISTER: Visit www.vtsbdc.org (click on the training tab and choose this workshop)

    For Questions, contact Debra Boudrieau: dboudrieau@vtsbdc.org or 257-7731

    LOCATION: Marlboro College, Brattleboro, Vermont

    This workshop is for small business owners and anyone who is in charge of arketing a company, organization or non-profit.
  • May 12, 2014 9:49 AM | WBON Administrator (Administrator)
    An enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service by either passing a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns, or through experience as a former IRS employee. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. Individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.

    Sheltra is President of the Vermont Chapter of National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP). Sheltra has been a member of NATP since 2003. She joined the Vermont board in August 2011 as Vice President and Education Chair.

    Sheltra owns and operates Double Entry Bookkeeping, LLC located in Essex Junction, specializing in accounting, payroll, and income tax preparation. She has been in private practice for over eleven years in Essex Junction, is now an Enrolled Agent, and has worked in the tax and accounting field for over twenty-five years.

    Sheltra is originally from New York City and relocated to Vermont in 1995. She lives in Fairfax with her husband, Tom. She has a bachelor's degree in management from St. John's University and an associate degree in accounting from Champlain College.

    Diana Sheltra, EA
    Enrolled to Represent Clients before the IRS
    QuickBooks Pro Advisor
    Double Entry Bookkeeping, LLC.
  • April 29, 2014 4:12 PM | WBON Administrator (Administrator)
    Free online training series for people confused about what career is right for them!

    Click here to sign up>>

    Get instant access to the life purpose formula and receive a blueprint that brings all the pieces together so you get clear about the career path that’s in alignment with your values Learn the 7 top secrets to attract your Divinely directed career path.

    See how to avoid the most costly mistakes that may be keeping you from moving forward with your life purpose.

    Follow the pathway to realize work/life balance so you can live a life of peace and prosperity.

    Cornelia Ward 
  • April 29, 2014 4:03 PM | WBON Administrator (Administrator)
    Do You Need Help Marketing Your Business?

    Looking for a way to Market without spending a ton of money?

    This marketing class is designed for businesses or non-profits who need to market their service or product without spending an arm and a leg.

    Amy Mattinat, is the owner of Auto Craftsmen, an independent auto repair sales and service center in Montpelier. She manages her business, writes a monthly Car Care Newsletter, is the author of "How to Buy a Great Used Car" and teaches the Women's Car Care Clinic. She is also a dynamic speaker, marketing expert and co-author of the book "Whatever Happened to Outstanding Customer Service." She is part of the Women's Automotive Speakers Bureau which provides the automotive industry top women speakers and spokespersons on how to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women customers and employees.

    This program provides you three hours of hands-on training to help you create your very own cost-effective targeted marketing techniques.

    "I will be giving away my secret sauce so you can create targeted marketing that brings in loyal and profitable customers." says Mattinat. "If businesses want to be successful they need to learn how to effectively market themselves," says Mattinat. "By the end of this three hour workshop I want each business to walk out with a personalized blueprint they can put into use right away."

    Main Topics:
    • Identify your top quality customers and know what they have in common and what to do with this valuable information
    • Know what to do to make your business stand out from your competition
    • Create systems for two different effective marketing programs that can be implemented immediately without having to spend any money.
    When: May 7 from 9 am to noon.
    Where: Berlin, VT just off exit 7 off Interstate 89.
    Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce in Berlin.
    Cost: $49 and pre-registration is required.
    Register online here
    or email or call Vicki Blanchard at dblanchard@vtsbdc.org or 802-728-9101.

    Click here for the promotional flier.
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