Technical Assistance

Your partners in success are right here.

captive insurance companies
licensed in Vermont

$226 million

amount of government business contracts won through PTAC
assistance in 2020


Percentage of participants in Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont programs that went on to start a business in 2020

Your unique business needs require the highest
level of expertise

In Vermont, partners are everywhere, from our state Agency of Commerce & Community Development and Regional Development Corporations to specialty organizations that serve particular industries.

You can find technical assistance for developing your business plan, guidance in obtaining capital investments, training to hone your employees’ skills, infrastructure advice when building out your site, advice on government procurement, and so much more by consulting the technical resources below. 

General Business Support

General Business Support

  • ACCD Business Assistance Team  Our team of business professionals can help guide you and your business to the resources you need to succeed. 
  • Regional Development Corporations (RDC) Vermont’s RDCs can give you local intel, connect your business with potential sites, and assist in working with municipalities for site-related planning. 
  • Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) VtSBDC helps clients access capital, improve profitability, and build value in their businesses, and provides no-cost, one-on-one, confidential business assistance advising to existing and start-up businesses throughout Vermont. 
  • Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont (CWEVT) CWEVT is an educational partner that works with coworking facilities across the state to support aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. They offer individual business counseling and courses to help entrepreneurs make the decisions that will yield business success. 
  • Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) The VEOC supports business owners considering an exit to broad-based employee ownership via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), worker co-op, or similar model. The non-profit offers free pre-feasibility consulting, presents seminars, organizes an annual conference, and maintains a revolving loan fund to support the financing of such deals.



  • Vermont Department of Labor Workforce Development Services Offering services from recruitment and apprenticeships to workplace safety and training, Vermont’s Department of Labor serves employers and jobseekers statewide. 
  • Vermont’s Apprenticeship Program An employer-sponsored training program that includes both supervised work experience and related instruction. There are nearly 700 active apprentices in Vermont in over 25 different occupations. Employers participate in Registered Apprenticeship by “sponsoring” individuals as apprentices.  
  • Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility An internship program to match employers and students for paid internships.  
  • Northland Job Corps A no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. 
  • Vermont Talent Pipeline Management (VTPM) VTPM addresses the talent supply gap by connecting employer needs with training programs and funding resources to better prepare the labor force with job-ready skills.

Specialized Business Support

Specialized Business Support

Looking for Business Assistance?

Our team of business professionals can help guide you and your business to the resources you need to succeed:

Further Reading

Read more about strong Vermont business support partnerships that lead to success.

Partner: Vermont Captive Insurance

1,600 Colleges and Universities Joined Together to Manage Risk. They Built Their Company in Vermont.


Partner: Vermont Small Business Development Center

Longtime customer becomes new café owner


Partner: Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center

Bee’s Wrap – Because good food deserves good care.


Partner: Regional Development Corporations

Employers adapt to new COVID-19 landscape with support from RDCs


How Vermont Helps Businesses 

Procurement, succession planning, and viability—businesses are supported in Vermont by a variety of specialized organizations and programs.