Sun Peeking Through in Vermont

This is going to be BIG.

picplz_upload , originally uploaded by ceonyc

University of Vermont PR on Patents and Innovation

Campus Entrepreneurship

I am posting University of Vermont’s press release on the new patent law to highlight the traditional response of research universities to calls for innovation and entrepreneurship. From UVM ‘s release : “The signing of the patent reform bill ensures that the land-grant mission of the University of Vermont continues to fulfill the changing needs of our modern economy,” said UVM interim president John Bramley. via University Communications : University of Vermont.

Milking the kush cow – how to benefit from the weed boom from afar

The Next Web

As more and more states have loosened legislation — or gone full whack and decriminalized for personal use like in Colorado, Washington, and Vermont — the industry surrounding the sale of the plant has blossomed from just growers, cutters, and dispensaries, to a… This story continues at The Next Web.

Team, Team, Team

ithacaVC

Two teams from Ithaca (one of which was mine) and then one team from Vermont and one from Binghamton. On Saturday, we tied both of our games (against Vermont and Binghamton). And to make things even more interesting, Vermont outplayed us and we literally tied the score on a questionable call that resulted in us getting a penalty kick, which Jim converted. Vermont team was pissed, but that is soccer. Well, you guessed it… the top 2 teams were mine and Vermont.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

YoungUpstarts

by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps. Statutory workers’ compensation laws are particular to each state, but in general, businesses having employees that are not large enough to self-insure must carry workers’ comp insurance. The number and type of employees triggering the workers’ compensation insurance requirement varies, and each state has different exceptions to that requirement. The Number of Employees You Have Matters.

The Montana Future In A Dream

Feld Thoughts

I’ve always been a vivid dreamer, but I’ve been getting a lot more REM sleep due to the combination of a CPAP machine and the prostate reduction surgery I had last year (solving a “getting older” problem.).

Twitter Link Roundup #318 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

crowdSPRING Blog

Tom Bivins, executive director of the Vermont Cheese Council , thinks it’s time to set aside your cheese anxieties and eat the rind. It’s holiday party season, which means it’s time to bring out the cheese plates! Every wondered whether or not you can actually eat the rind on that cheese you’re sampling? Well, hang on to that luscious piece of Brie you’re enjoying.

What is an L3C?

Up and Running

Vermont became the first state to establish the L3C as a legal structure. In 2008, Vermont became the first state to adopt this legal structure, and the first L3C was founded by attorney Robert Lang, one of the leading advocates of the L3C. Currently, you can form an L3C in Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming, and in the federal jurisdictions of the Crow Indian Nation of Montana, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

This is an online platform connecting entrepreneurs based in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, with Angel investors worldwide. If your startup is looking for an Angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of Angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. Or does it? Actually numbers and locations are just the beginning. The challenge is to find the right Angel for you, and for your situation.

The Pitfalls Of State And Local Taxation For Startup Companies

YoungUpstarts

Alabama, South Dakota, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Vermont and Wyoming have all adopted economic nexus rules effective during 2017 or prior with regard to sales and use tax. by Rebecca Stidham, Senior Manager – Tax Services at OUM & Co.

Eating Dinner Alone

Feld Thoughts

Seth was just landing from Vermont where he had been at Ello for the past few days, Jason was in NY at dinner, and Ryan was already at home having dinner with his family. I arrived home from Boston last night at 5:30pm and realized I had no plans for dinner. Amy was still in Boston since her Wellesley board meeting doesn’t end until mid-day today so I voxed Seth, Ryan, and Jason to see if any of them were around for dinner.

Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

This is an online platform connecting entrepreneurs based in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, with Angel investors worldwide. If your startup is looking for an Angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of Angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. Or does it? Actually numbers and locations are just the beginning. The challenge is to find the right Angel for you, and for your situation.

7 Benefits For Startups Joining The B-Corp Movement

Startup Professionals Musings

Last year, Etsy in New York announced that it had joined the ranks of the now more than 865 companies nationwide as a Certified B Corporation, keeping good company with Patagonia in California and Seventh Generation in Vermont. More entrepreneurs want to be socially responsible these days, but fear a negative impact on profits, growth, and the ability to find an investor.

Proposal for Tte Importation Of Drugs From Canada – The Merits and the Risks

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Some states like Florida and Vermont had officially submitted their importation proposal to the HHS even before the department had come out with the new notification in December 2019. An Overview of the Proposed Drugs Importation Program.

The Structures of Social Enterprise

Business Plan Blog

Available in: Maryland, Vermont, Virginia, New Jersey, Hawaii, California. Available in: Vermont, Michigan, Wyoming, Utah, Illinois, North Carolina, Louisiana, Maine, Rhode Island. We are beginning to see more and more companies begin to blend their traditional corporate structures with a more modern obligation to philanthropy and social awareness. Social Entrepreneurism is on the rise and suddenly profit isn’t the only driving force behind big business.

7 Ways it Pays to Build a Socially Conscious Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Earlier this year, Etsy in New York announced that it had joined the ranks of the now more than 500 companies nationwide as a Certified B Corporation, keeping good company with Patagonia in California and Seventh Generation in Vermont. More entrepreneurs want to be socially responsible these days, but fear a negative impact on profits, growth, and the ability to find an investor.

Advances in Biometrics & Privacy

Austin Startup

Recently the Vermont Attorney General’s Office determined that a facial recognition program used by the state’s DMV does not comply with Vermont law and must be suspended. I was amazed — both because lawmakers were paying attention and that the Governor of Vermont asked them to stop. Should you be concerned? What Do You Have To Hide?

Play4Skill Raises $400K for Dominoes Gambling

VC Cafe

Players located in any of the 12 states in the United States of America: Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, lowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee and Vermont, are neither eligible to open an account with Dominoes Stars.

Business Ethics And Social Responsibility

YoungUpstarts

Forbes notes some of the reasons why Seventh Generation, a Burlington, Vermont-based company that produces and distributes green products, was recognized as the best company for the environment. The study of business ethics refers to the ethical dimensions of productive organizations and commercial activities, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. It applies to the production, distribution, marketing, sale and consumption of goods and services.

Welcome To The Fall Semester

Feld Thoughts

George), Vermont (Burlington), and Michigan (Detroit) in October. I love this time of year. I get up at 5am, catch up on email (holy s**t – is it already 6:37?), write a blog post, go for a run, and then have a completely jam packed day full of working with amazing people. Some days are awesome, some days have crushing challenges, all of them are stimulating. For as long as I can remember, I’ve run incredibly hot from Labor Day through Thanksgiving.

Process vs. outcome

VC Adventure

I’m reminded of my days at a Quaker camp in Vermont where we’d hold lengthy “town meetings” to make decisions. I’ve had a few conversations recently about the right balance between process and outcome. I’ve been involved with a group that’s been very (very) process focused- which has lead to some great discussion, but has hampered action/outcome and it’s got me thinking about where the balance lies between the two.

Exploring The Everyday: Janji Wants You To Change The World By Running

View from Seed

We’re also doing trips to Bolivia, Cambodia and we’re even going to do one in Vermont, which I know seems to be a little out there. Exploring The Everyday is an interview series exploring interesting individuals or companies who are trying to make an impact on the lives of everyday people. You can learn more about this series here , or read our past interviews here. At the core of the Everyday Economy is people and their needs.

What is a Social Enterprise?

Up and Running

L3Cs were first formed in 2008, and are currently only legal in Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming, as well as the federal jurisdictions of the Crow Indian Nation of Montana, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The popular ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s is a certified B corporation—a type of social enterprise.

Sick Leave for Your Employees: Why it Matters

crowdSPRING Blog

The trend has continued, in cities such as Seattle, Portland and the District of Columbia states have also enacted laws requiring paid sick days, with Vermont being the latest to consider new rules. Beginning next month businesses in New York City that have 20 or more employees will be required to provide a minimum of 5 paid sick days for those workers every year.

Why Starting A Non-Profit To Create Social Change Is A Bad Idea

ReadWriteStart

The state of Vermont, the first state to enact this type of company , explains that an L3C is “a cross between a non-profit organization and a for-profit corporation. Combine their penchant for creating social change with their innate entrepreneurial inclinations, and it you might expect a wave of Gen Y-owned non-profits to launch in the next few years. That might still happen, but the latest research suggests that non-profits may not actually be the best way to drive social change.

To B or Not to B Corp

ReadWriteStart

Maryland was the first state to pass benefit corporation legislation in April 2010, followed by Hawaii, Virginia, California, Vermont, New Jersey and New York. Most entrepreneurs know that it’s a good idea to incorporate a startup as soon as possible. But as you consider whether to be a C Corp, an LLC, or a Subchapter S, there’s a lesser-known business entity that might be perfect for your startup - the B Corporation (Benefit Corporation).

Welcome to The Frontier – An Ode To Startups

Feld Thoughts

That summer, this bumpkin/badass former governor from Vermont running for president (Howard Dean) had found this guy Joe Trippi to run his presidential campaign. Following is a guest post by Zack Rosen , co-founder and CEO of Pantheon. Pantheon is building “A big badass platform that will run 30% of the Internet.” ” They are making it easy for professionals to build, launch, and run websites.

Why Starting A Non-Profit To Create Social Change Is A Bad Idea

ReadWriteStart

The state of Vermont, the first state to enact this type of company , explains that an L3C is “a cross between a non-profit organization and a for-profit corporation. Combine their penchant for creating social change with their innate entrepreneurial inclinations, and it you might expect a wave of Gen Y-owned non-profits to launch in the next few years. That might still happen, but the latest research suggests that non-profits may not actually be the best way to drive social change.

Process vs. outcome

VC Adventure

I’m reminded of my days at a Quaker camp in Vermont where we’d hold lengthy “town meetings” to make decisions. I’ve had a few conversations recently about the right balance between process and outcome. I’ve been involved with a group that’s been very (very) process focused- which has lead to some great discussion, but has hampered action/outcome and it’s got me thinking about where the balance lies between the two.

With the Federal Government Doing Nothing, Communities Step Up

VC Adventure

A handful of communities are helping small businesses that are willing to sell equity in their companies through local investing platforms , including MainVest, outside Boston, LocalStake, based in Indiana, and Milk Money, based in Vermont.

28 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names

Hearpreneur

I moved to Vermont to cycle and ski, and to work in a gourmet food operation in Burlington. The name Switchback was first conjured while I was envisioning myself cycling up the Appalachian Gap, an iconic ride in Vermont, which finishes with a brutal set of switchbacks. The idea of exactly what your business is going to usually come first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business?

From the Vault: Give it a Break, Already.

crowdSPRING Blog

and pouring real maple syrup on my pancakes in Vermont. EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally published this post 5 years ago. Seein’ as how we are away right now for a long summer weekend, we thought we’d share this one one more time… enjoy! I left early this morning for the first “real” vacation I have had in over a year and I am looking forward to eating lobster rolls in Maine (hear me, Jeff?)

The Innovative Power Of Fiction For Entrepreneurs

ReadWriteStart

After graduating college at the tender age of 20, I moved to Vermont, bursting with a plan to write a novel. “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing.” ” – Jack Kerouac, On The Road. Although I have worked in tech for more than two decades, I did not start there.

Why Starting A Non-Profit To Create Social Change Is A Bad Idea

ReadWriteStart

The state of Vermont, the first state to enact this type of company , explains that an L3C is “a cross between a non-profit organization and a for-profit corporation. Combine their penchant for creating social change with their innate entrepreneurial inclinations, and it you might expect a wave of Gen Y-owned non-profits to launch in the next few years. That might still happen, but the latest research suggests that non-profits may not actually be the best way to drive social change.

6 tips for startups and entrepreneurs: give it a break, already.

crowdSPRING Blog

and pouring real maple syrup on my pancakes in Vermont. I left early this morning for the first “real&# vacation I have had in over a year and I am looking forward to eating lobster rolls in Maine (hear me, Jeff?)

What Is a Benefit Corporation?

Up and Running

Now, you can create a benefit corporation in: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington D.C., Method, the popular cleaning products company, is a registered benefit corporation in the state of Delaware. Image via methodhome.com.

How To Identify & Improve Crappy UX Issues

ConversionXL

Cornerstone Pub & Grill, a restaurant in Vermont had launched a single page, responsive website, so people searching for pub information over Google could see the menu, call the restaurant, and so on. Could you imagine a situation where 72% of your customers think that the content on your site was completely disconnected from what they really wanted? What if you discovered that only a measly 14% of your customers actually valued a relationship with you and your brand?

10 Ways close the Coronavirus budget gap in New York

This is going to be BIG.

Give hospital workers free parking passes and people below a certain income who can show they need a car for work, but if you’ve got a weekend car for Vermont skiing, then you can chip in for a permit. 1) Legalize all the vices. Quarantine brought us some relief on alcohol takeout in order to give local restaurants something else to sell—but that doesn’t nearly go far enough. Not every attempt to fill the city’s budget needs to come from increasing the taxes on things we already tax.

Will Grim Job Prospects Scar Today’s Grads? USATODAY.com Wonders

Campus Entrepreneurship

”A lot of us are silly optimistic, sometimes,” says Amanda Frattarola, 22, who graduated from the University of Vermont in 2011 and found a job as a health and wellness coordinator in Arlington, Texas. Chuck Raasch at USA Today reports on the grim job outlook for many of today’s college graduates. Is it really this bad?

This Week in the NYC Innovation Community – January 25, 2010

This is going to be BIG.

You are now free to marry the soon to be released Apple Tablet in California, New York, Arkansas, Ohio, Maine and Vermont. To get this list in your inbox each Monday morning, sign up here. This just in: Six states have now lifted the marriage ban. The rest of you will just have to go to one of these events to try to find human life partners: Monday, January 25th 6:00PM The Future of Music: with Lyor Cohen, CEO Rec.

Haiti 60

Weekend Reading

Feld Thoughts

By Sunday night I was tired of reading (but Amy wasn’t) so I went downstairs and watched Finding Traction , the documentary about Nikki Kimball’s monstrous performance on the 273 mile Long Trail in Vermont. I was really tired this weekend (from the week) and didn’t feel like doing anything other than laying on the couch near Amy and reading.

Be a Benevolent Dictator (And Eight More Lessons For Getting Your Stalled Start-up Off The Ground)

YoungUpstarts

I was thrilled that what I did employed 50,000 people and did business in every state but Vermont, with international operations in China, Japan, Brazil, and Mexico. by Michael Feuer, author of “ The Benevolent Dictator “ Be your own boss. It’s a version of the American Dream that most people have fantasized about.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

online.wsj.com

Vermont. Vermont. Facebook. Twitter. WSJ Live. WSJ Live. MarketWatch. MarketWatch. Barrons. Barrons. AllThingsDigital. AllThingsDigital. Factiva. Factiva. BigCharts. Financial News. Professor Journal. SmartMoney. Student Journal. Virtual Stock Exchange. WSJ Classifieds. WSJ Classroom. WSJ Radio. WSJ Wine. SEARCH. headline. gold man. Companies. Ran gold Resources Ltd. View All Search Results » Subscribe. Log In. Edition. Europe. América Latina. Brasil.