Dreaming of Opening A Small Business? Talk to These Brothers in Vermont First

Inc Startups

Year after year, Dan and Matt Fraser keep their Norwich, Vermont general store running by working 90-hour weeks and rarely taking a single day off.

How This Vermont Sock Company Became a $40 Million Business in a Town of 3,000

Inc Startups

Why a generation of outdoors enthusiasts wouldn't dream of covering their feet with anything other than Vermont's Darn Tough socks

Vermont & 8 states allow hemp growth; fed law conflicts

Chaganomics

AP) — Some Vermont farmers want to plant hemp now that the state has a law setting up rules to grow the plant, a cousin of marijuana that''s more suitable for making sandals than getting high. John Vitko would like to grow hemp on his Vermont farm to use as feed for his chickens now that Vermont has passed a law setting up rules to grow it. Read the full article here Industrial Hemp, Vermont, Trade, American Trade, Hemp, 2013, Reform From [link] WAITSFIELD, Vt. (AP)

Sun Peeking Through in Vermont

This is going to be BIG.

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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.

Vermont's Sanders, Welch want FairPoint layoffs reversed

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Two members of Vermont's congressional delegation want the CEOs of FairPoint Communications and the Illinois company that plans to buy it to reverse the planned layoffs of at least 110 workers across Maine, New Hampshire and BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP)

FairPoint cutting 110 jobs in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

FairPoint Communications is laying off 110 workers across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont

That Guy Who Hired a Navy SEAL to Kick His Butt Now Plans to Climb the Same Mountain 17 Times in a Row

Inc Startups

Also, if you had other plans at Stratton Mountain in Vermont this weekend, you'll have to reschedule. He convinced 150 other people to do it with him.

Here's Why Football Might Be America's Next Political Litmus Test?

Inc Startups

In today's America, as goes Vermont so goes the other 49% of us is starting to sound a lot less crazy than it used to. Strategy

Vermont company to donate to NC gender law repeal

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — AllEarth Renewables, a Vermont-based solar tracker manufacturer, has announced the company will donate a portion of every tracker sale in North Carolina to the repeal effort of sWILLISTON, Vt. (AP)

Vermont bans official travel to Mississippi over LGBT law

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — The state of Vermont is banning for now official travel to Mississippi because of that state's passage of a law that allows religious groups and some private businesses to refusMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP)

Vermont governor bans state travel to North Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Vermont Gov. MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Peter Shumlin is banning all non-essential state travel to North Carolina in protest of a new state law preventing local governments from expanding protections for

University of Vermont axes North Carolina game over LGBT law

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Why Bernie Sanders Is the Surprise Choice of Business Owners

Inc Startups

s Facebook followers, the Vermont senator blew past all other presidential candidates In an informal poll of Inc.'s

Duke escapes with 91-90 win over Vermont

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DURHAM His roster is loaded with talent, yet Coach Mike Krzyzewski knows his sixth-ranked Duke Blue Devils aren''t good enough to win by simply showing up.Vermont proved it to them Sunday night

Kale Lover Wins Trademark Battle vs. Chick-fil-A

Inc Startups

A Vermont man was awarded a trademark for the phrase "Eat more kale," which Chick-fil-A had said too closely resembled its own motto

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

The Next Web

Unless you have been living in an underground bunker for the last five years, you must have caught a whiff of the legal marijuana industry booming in the 29 US states where consumption has been decriminalized. Marijuana retail sales across the US accounted to $6.5

Is This Strategy More Effective Than a Killer Startup Story?

Inc Startups

Tata Harper, a 45-employee skincare company based in Vermont, chose the latter You can fashion a great story about your company's origin and mission, or you can invite customers to see for themselves.

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). Vermont team was pissed, but that is soccer. Vermont wanted revenge, clearly.

Hawaii Rep. Gabbard says she met with Syria's Ass

Chaganomics

Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent. WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she met with Syrian President Bashar Assad during a recent trip to the war-torn country. Appearing on CNN, the Hawaii Democrat says there is no possibility for a viable peace agreement in Syria unless Assad is part of the conversation. Gabbard says, "Whatever you think about President Assad, the fact is that he is the president of Syria."

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What Will Obamacare Do To Your Insurance Premiums?

Inc Startups

Recent news from Vermont suggests the new law might not be as bad as you think For months now, business owners have been fretting about what the implementation of the Affordable Care Act will do to the cost of their health insurance premiums.

Bernie Sanders in North Carolina calls for "moral economy"

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Vermont Sen. DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Bernie Sanders has told a North Carolina audience that the nation needs a "moral economy

3 injured in explosion at aerospace plant

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Three people have been injured in an explosion at the UTC Aerospace Systems plant in Vergennes, Vermont VERGENNES, Vt. (AP)

Sanders lays out populist vision to an overflow crowd in Raleigh

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

The Vermont senator drew so many fans that he spoke to supporters outside the building before taking the main stage just before 12:30 p.m.

East Coast set for wickedly cold weekend of sub-zero temps

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Brutally cold conditions are expected to envelop the East Coast most of this weekend, prompting wind chill warnings from Virginia to Vermont MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP)

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

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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!

2 apprehended by Border Patrol after entering US from Canada

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Border Patrol says two Mexican nationals were taken into custody after illegally entering Vermont from Quebec just east of the village of Derby DERBY, Vt. (AP) AP) — The U.S.

Bernie Sanders to hold weekend rally in North Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Vermont U.S. GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Bernie Sanders is planning a rally in North Carolina this weekend for his presidential campaign

USDA secretary announces energy efficiency loan program

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Vermont officials have announced a $46 million dollar loan program that will be used to help Vermonters and small businesses improve eBURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) AP) — U.S.

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.

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.

Splurges Worthy of Entrepreneurs

Inc Startups

A plot of land in New York or Vermont. We''d never counsel financial irresponsibility. But every now and then. "A A custom adventure with Visionary Air. You charter a plane and log hours of flight training on the way to your dream destination.

First Amendment backers see free speech fading at colleges

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

In campus clashes from California to Vermont, many defenders of the First Amendment say they see signs that free speech, once a bedrock value in academia, is losing ground as a priority at U.S.

Splurges Worthy of Entrepreneurs

Inc Startups

A plot of land in New York or Vermont. We''d never counsel financial irresponsibility. But every now and then. "A A custom adventure with Visionary Air. You charter a plane and log hours of flight training on the way to your dream destination.

Consolidated, FairPoint ready to close the deal

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Illinois-based Consolidated Communications and North Carolina-based FairPoint are scheduled to close on a deal that'll create a telecommunications company operating in 24 states, including Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine

FairPoint to credit customers as part of proposed settlement

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — The Vermont Department of Public Service and FairPoint Communications have reached a proposed settlement over complaints about service MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP)

The Structures of Social Enterprise

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Available in: Maryland, Vermont, Virginia, New Jersey, Hawaii, California. Available in: Vermont, Michigan, Wyoming, Utah, Illinois, North Carolina, Louisiana, Maine, Rhode Island.

Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup

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This is an online platform connecting entrepreneurs based in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, with Angel investors worldwide.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.