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In the VSECU Blog you'll find financial and lifestyle resources to help empower possibilities for your personal success.

By: Axel Schallies

June 6th, 2018

Marketing Tactics for the Small Business Owner

Business Development

When you’re just starting out in business, it’s hard to know how much you should spend on marketing.  If you’re like most small business owners, you don’t have much budget to spend, so you’ve got to get by on what you’ve got. The biggest mistake you can make is to spend too little on marketing tactics, thus limiting the exposure people have to your products or services.  

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By: Mike Norris

April 10th, 2018

Should My Business Go Solar?

Business Development | Energy Savings | Saving and Budgeting

If you’re a business owner, solar energy can provide a range of benefits, including lower energy costs and tax incentives. Solar isn’t for every business, though, so you will want to do a little research to determine if it makes sense for yours. This article is just a brief introduction to get you acquainted with the basics, which I will expand on in future articles.

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By: Bonnie Palmer

November 22nd, 2017

Buy Local on Small Business Saturday

Business Development | Lifestyle

Do you know that the Saturday after Thanksgiving is Small Business Saturday? And that when you buy from a Vermont vendor, you keep money in our state and support our local economy? While Small Business Saturday is a great chance to get out there and support your local stores, but don't forget—you can buy local every day of the year. 

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By: Louisa Schibli & Janice Shade

August 1st, 2016

What Does it Take to Be an Entrepreneur in VT? (Part Two)

Business Development | Investing in the Future

Louisa Schibli and Janice Shade are co-founders of Milk Money, a low-profit limited liability company that supports local investment, entrepreneurship, and small business through its local investment platform, educational and networking resources, and service for investors and entrepreneurs.

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By: Louisa Schibli & Janice Shade

July 25th, 2016

What Does It Take to Be an Entrepreneur in VT? (Part One)

Business Development | Investing in the Future

Janice Shade and Louisa Schibli are co-founders of Milk Money, a low-profit limited liability company that supports local investment, entrepreneurship, and small business through its local investment platform, educational and networking resources, and service for investors and entrepreneurs.

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