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Sarah Kearns

With over two decades of experience working in both large companies and start-ups, Sarah Kearns is an area business advisor with the Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC). Prior to moving to Vermont in 2006, Sarah worked in the Boston area for Converse, Inc., focusing on business development in Latin America. She then worked for a series of start-up companies primarily on the strategy and business development of consumer products. During that time, she completed her M.B.A. at Babson College. Sarah lives in Middlebury with her husband David and her two teenagers, Devon and Amanda. You can generally find Sarah at arts events or the hockey rink (watching, not playing)! Sarah speaks Spanish and has advanced proficiency in French.

By: Sarah Kearns

August 27th, 2019

Simple Business Plan Template for Entrepreneurs

Business Development

Business planning for startups often happens well after startup. Despite how important planning is to the success of a growing business, entrepreneurs often put off the task because they believe it will take a long time to complete the plan. There is a good reason for this, of course—a fully-fleshed business plan is comprehensive and often requires some research and relatively detailed planning.

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