Thank you to the partners providing technical and financial assistance to grantees selected through the VBSR Small Business Resiliency Fund. They are available to assist you with your business and nonprofit organization too!

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit economic empowerment organization whose mission is to strengthen communities and the economy by supporting women to launch and successfully sustain businesses. Opened in 2016, the Vermont Women’s Business Center operates in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

CWE offers education and no-cost business advising through the business life cycle:

  • Consulting, Training & Community Classrooms
  • Visioning, Business Planning, Strategic Planning & Women-Owned Certification
  • Year-Round Networking Events & Annual Conference



As a proud Champion member of VBSR, a committed leader in triple bottom line finance and socially responsible business, VSECU is the choice where you can make change, simply by banking. Our dedicated VBiz team is ready to serve our Vermont business and nonprofit members. We offer a full line of loan and deposit products as well as convenient services to meet your business needs. We are committed to seeing Vermont-based businesses succeed. With our team’s diversity of commercial credit, lending, business development, and customer service we, understand the demands of a small business and the challenges small business owners face. Let us help you find financial security and put into place efficient business financial systems so that you can focus on the day to day operations of making your business successful.

VSECU offers a variety of services to support businesses and nonprofit organizations:

Business Debit & Credit Cards
Business Digital Banking
Payroll Services
Night Deposit Box
VGreen Money Market Account
Certificates of Deposit
Business Loans and Credit Lines
Real Estate Loans
Construction Loans
Energy Efficiency Loans
SBA Financing
Discount Fuel Buying


The Vermont Small Business Development Center works to positively impact and strengthen established businesses and start-ups throughout Vermont. Our area advisors provide no-cost professional expertise and guidance, combining one-on-one confidential advising with training programs to give clients the tools they need to reach their business goals. VtSBDC is currently helping entrepreneurs and small business owners navigate the changing business landscape and plan for the aftermath of COVID-19. Our website offers helpful links and resources, from accurate lending information to a Recovery Roadmap. The VtSBDC is committed to helping business owners make informed decisions so they can grow and sustain their business. For questions or to request advising, please reach out via our web form.

VtSBDC Advisors can assist with:

  • Startup planning
  • Financial management
  • Sales & marketing
  • Operations
  • Growth strategies
  • Succession planning