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Vermont Small Business Development Center
(802) 773-9147
67 Merchants Row Ste 6 "City Center" Opera House Building
Rutland, Vermont 05701

The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) offers no-cost expert assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Are you ready to start or grow your business? We can help. Since 1992, the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) has provided no-cost professional expertise and guidance to hundreds of business owners. We combine one-on-one confidential advising with training programs to give our clients the tools and insight they need to reach their business goals. We’ve celebrated many successes with clients at all stages of business development. We would love for you to be our next success story. Our goal is to help you make informed decisions so that you can grow and sustain your business over time. We can assist with: •Startup planning •Financing •Sales/marketing •Growth strategies •Financial management •Operations Whether you’re just starting out or are an existing business owner, together we can take your business to the next level. Let’s get started!


Name Title Phone
Brian DeClue
Area Business Advisor (802) 773-9147
Debra Boudrieau
(802) 257-7731
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Debra Boudrieau is the VtSBDC Area Advisor for Windham and Southern Windsor Counties.
Michael Lash
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Michael Lash owned and operated Vermont’s only Ethan Allen Design Center for over 38 years. He is the Small Business Development Advisor for Franklin and Grand Isle counties. His primary focus is retail incubator and start up businesses, as well as existing small businesses that need to scale up. He is a Director of Special Projects for the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, and a member of the Vermont Business Round Table.
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  • Business Planning and Technical Assistance
    • Access to capital
    • Accounting and taxes
    • Feasibility and planning
    • Human resources
    • Infrastructure
    • Land access
    • Legal and estate planning
    • Marketing
    • Packaging and safety
    • Production / Processing technical assistance
    • Regulations and permits
    • Other: Business Planning and Technical Assistance
    • Technology solutions