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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

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An online community of farmers in the Rutland region hosted by the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link

Need Help Building Your Farm's Website? The Vermont Small Business Development Center Can Help!

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VtSBDC Expands Free Broadband Business Services

New Technology Resources For Small Business Owners

Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) is excited to expand its broadband business advising services through the Vermont Digital Economy Project. As part of the project, VtSBDC continues to provide a full-time statewide broadband business advisor, and has also added two additional advisors specifically focused on Addison, Rutland, Bennington, Windsor and Windham Counties.  The no-cost services include digital workshops, as well as individual counseling with Vermont business owners on their specific digital needs. Additional business assistance is also provided through 13 regional offices, statewide business programs and other VtSBDC resources.

VtSBDC broadband business advisors will work closely with businesses to increase their business use of the internet, which may include:

  • Assisting businesses in establishing and improving their online presence.

  • Providing one-on-one business advising, as well as training.

  • Seeking business efficiencies through broadband technology.

  • Advisement and training in better marketing of products and services online.

  • Training businesses in the use of online social media.

  • Incorporating the use of the internet in start-up businesses.

  • Providing mobile media and cloud computing advice to growing businesses.

  • Provide market analysis and explore online markets to assist in business planning.

  • Providing funds for online contractors and consultants when appropriate.

In today's business climate, the use of the internet is an integral key to success. Through the Vermont Digital Economy Project, VtSBDC will help businesses connect with their community, their customers, and the rest of the world. We encourage you to contact us with any questions. Nancy Shuttleworth is the Addison, Rutland, Bennington County advisor and can be reached at nshuttleworth@vtsbdc.org. Vermont Digital Economy Project is produced by the Vermont Council on Rural Development.

For more information about additional project services and general information about this initiative please visit www.vtrural.org.