Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Transshipping, Expedited Service, and More Time is money in the supply chain industry. Join us and learn a few ways to potentially create a more flexible, reliable, and efficient supply chain. Transportation agility takes planning, so having a “Plan B” in mind can help you react […]

Vermont Receives $300,000 for Small Business Exporting

ACCD has received a $300,000 exporting grant to assist small businesses in the state. The grant is awarded through the Small Business Administration’s State Trade Expansion Program, a federal-state partnership initiative to increase the number of small businesses exporting their products. Since STEP was established in 2010, Vermont has received a STEP grant each year. […]

Veteran SmallBiz Webinar

The Small Business Administration Vermont District Office and the Veteran Business Outreach Center are hosting a free small business webinar for Veterans and service-related members at 1:30 pm on November 2. Webinar topics include: Risks and rewards of self-employment Business plan basics Financing a small business Classes (Boots to Business and Start Your Own Business […]

Updated Resources and Guidance from the IRS

IRS launches A Closer Look webpage on IRS.gov; new article focuses on audits The IRS unveiled a new online publication called “A Closer Look” (click here) to provide a more detailed look at some of the major issues facing IRS and tax administration. This week’s post focuses on compliance and audits.¬†The post includes data about […]

Expanded Economic Recovery Grants Announced

ACCD and the Department of Taxes will administer a new round of grants for businesses: Expanded Economic Recovery Grants (click here). The Department of Taxes application is open now through the myVTax portal (click here) until midnight on October 30. ACCD will be opening their application in the next week and the window to submit […]

Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are hosting the following events that might be of interest: FAME Live: Providing interested companies, schools, and stakeholders an opportunity to preview elements of this apprenticeship program and learn how to partner on October 21 from 9:30 am to 12:30 […]

Worksite Wellness Virtual Workshop Series

The Vermont Department of Health is hosting a Worksite Wellness Virtual Workshop Series from October 2020 through April 2021 on the theme of “Cultivating Connection; Supporting Employee Wellbeing”. ¬†Registration is now open for the November workshop on Supporting Remote Employees; Balancing Work and Family. View descriptions of all sessions and register for the November workshop […]

Vermont Labor Market

The Department of Labor has released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering September 2020. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for September was 4.2%. This reflects a decrease of six-tenths of one percentage point from the prior month’s revised estimate of 4.8%. The Vermont seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of October 12

Supply chain pros embrace AI for forecasting, inventory despite limitations during pandemic.¬† Supply Chain Dive 10/13 “Supply chain professionals are optimistic about the potential for artificial intelligence within their operations, but they have also struggled with the technology during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey from Secondmind, which develops machine-learning applications for businesses. . […]

Technical Assistance Programs Still Available

ACCD encourages all businesses to look into free technical assistance options now available through the Small Business Recovery Technical Assistance Program (click here). Business support remains available in a variety of areas being provided by the state’s 12 regional development corporations and other partners.