PPP Extended; Timely Applications Encouraged | PPP Webinars Continue

Although the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act recently extended the timeframe to apply for PPP to May 31, there is no guarantee allocated funds will be available through that deadline. Small business owners in particular wanting to obtain a PPP loan should apply immediately. To learn more about PPP and your eligibility, join the SBA […]

Exporter Summit February 24, March 3

The SBA is letting interested companies know that the 2021 National Small Business Exporter Summit is February 24 and March 3. This is an opportunity to exchange ideas and share best practices with the top small- and medium-sized exporters from across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Sessions will be from 10:00 am to 2:00 […]

Special ACCD and Department of Health Webinar for Vermont Manufacturers February 17

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development has reached out to AIV to dedicate the next installment of their business webinar series to manufacturers and their issues and concerns.  The Vermont Department of Health and ACCD have been holding a mostly weekly webinar series focused on health and commerce pandemic updates for the business community. […]

Upcoming National Webinars

AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM are hosting the following webinars that might be of interest to Vermont employers: Reducing Legal Costs with an Integrated Resolution Program. February 18, 2:00 pm.  Click here. Leading Edge: Securing Your Smart Factory on February 25, 12:00 pm. Click here.

VT PTAC Webinars for February

The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC) is hosting the following seminars in February: The Quick Pitch – A Powerful Business Tool. February 10, 10:00 to 11:30 am.  Click here. Contacting the Contracting Officer. February 17, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Click here. Creating your Own Capability Statement. February 23, 11:00 am to 12:30 […]

Free Business Course for Vermont Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration is accepting applications for the 2021 Vermont Emerging Leaders Program which will be held virtually and is slated to begin in the spring. Emerging Leaders is an intensive executive-level series intended to accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses in America’s underserved cities and rural areas. During the course, small business […]

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer | Webinars

The following are provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Forced Labor: Emerging Developments in Your Supply Chain February 2, 2:00 to 3:00 pm This webinar will address recent developments in legislation and administrative actions (e.g., withhold release orders, importer questionnaires, detentions, etc.) regarding forced labor within supply chains, as well as due diligence steps that […]

PPP First and Second Draw Webinars on Wednesdays | Forgiveness Webinars Also Continue on Tuesdays

The SBA Vermont District Office is hosting free webinars from 9:00 to 10:30 am on Wednesdays addressing the Paycheck Protection Program First Draw and Second Draw options.  Addressed will be what is a PPP loan, terms, eligibility, the application process, what is the difference between them, what has changed with the Economic Aid Act, etc.  […]

Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are hosting the following webinars that might be of interest to Vermont manufacturers and other employers: Making Zero Defects Possible: A Quest for Manufacturing. January 27 at 11:00 am.  Click here. The Way Forward: The State of Manufacturing in 2021 […]

Webinar on Veterans Business Training

The Small Business Administration is hosting a two-day webinar from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm February 24 to 25 for veterans wanting to learn about the fundamentals of starting a small business. Boots to Business is a free SBA training program for transitioning service members, veterans, and family members to assist understanding the steps, stages, […]