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  • June 08, 2014 4:47 PM | WBON Administrator (Administrator)
    Please join us for this:
    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)
    An Evening for the Ladies
    Friday, May 30th at 6:30pm

    All women are welcome!
    Sign up and find out more at

    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:

  • 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 (click on the training tab and choose this workshop)

    For Questions, contact Debra Boudrieau: 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 or 802-728-9101.

    Click here for the promotional flier.
  • April 24, 2014 2:52 PM | WBON Administrator (Administrator)
    Are you continually on the move, adorned in your Cape, clutching your belongings and a mug of coffee, while trying to conceal the bags under your eyes? Are you tired of relying on outside "forces" to help replenish your Power (caffeine, sugar, fast food)? If you are ready to ditch the Self Sabotage and People Pleaser, exercise your personal self care skills, and meet your own goals and desires, Empower Your Internal Super Hero virtual group program is for you! Begins on Monday, May 5th. Eight Modules over 4 Months with daily support will get you the results you are looking for. 

    Check out the this link if you want to see the details!

    Email Sarah directly at to receive your 20% WBON discount!

    Thank you so much!
    SarahSarah Richardson
    CHHC, M. Ed., M.S.
    cell: (802) 522-3000
  • April 16, 2014 9:58 AM | WBON Administrator (Administrator)
    These are the photos that show you at your best and draw more clients to your business. It is that thing on your ‘to do’ list that never seems to get done. An experienced portrait photographer who loves to collaborate with her clients and transform how they see themselves, Mary Claire is offering a $500 package at the special rate of $340 for WBON members. (for members outside of Chittenden County there would be a mileage charge at 55 cents a mile)

    The deal includes: 
    A pre-session consultation by phone, email, or in person 

    A location shoot at your business or favorite location,you choose.(It can be outdoors or indoors.) The session takes up to 2 hours. (Yes, you can come to the studio if you want, it’s just not as fun!) 

    A selection of up to 20 best raw photos from your session as selected by me (your decisions come next) These images would be on an online gallery for easy viewing. 

    From your selections....6 edited and retouched (but not unrealistically so) photos in the format you want, delivered on a DVD. Ready to be used on your web site, advertising, and in other promotional materials.

    Call 802-434-2312 or email with questions. To see my work and learn more about me check out

    Download the full PDF
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