VERMONT SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU® AND THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN CHAMBER PRESENT:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2021

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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LEARN. GROW. CONNECT.

SPOTS ARE LIMITED!

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SAVE MY SEAT

SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT BEGINS IN:

Spend a few hours working ON your business, not IN your business.


Learn from industry experts & thought leaders on an array of topics to help you grow personally & professionally, and provide actionable steps to help your business thrive!

The Small Business Summit will give you the tools you need to better your business!

THE VERMONT SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT IS HOSTED BY:

SPEAKERS

Cathy Davis

President, Lake Champlain Chamber

Peter Jewett

Founder + CEO,

bytes.co

Accessible Web

Elisia Laramee

Tax Manager, Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP

Tonia Dudley

Strategic Advisor, Cofense; National Cyber Security Alliance Exec Board Member

Brian Thompson

Lead Brand Developer,

Better Business Bureau Serving E. MA, ME, RI & VT

Tim Volk

Strategic Partner,

KSV

Sam Roach-Gerber

Vice President, Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies: VCET

Amy Schram

Manager of Community Relations, Better Business Bureau Serving E. MA, ME, RI & VT

THE AGENDA

Virtual Small Business Summit Agenda + Details

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Choose your own experience!

Stay connected the entire time or join the sessions that work with your schedule!

9:30 AM

WELCOME + OPENING REMARKS

Amy Schram, Better Business Bureau® +

Cathy Davis, Lake Champlain Chamber

Welcome to the Small Business Summit!

10:00 AM

PANEL: TAKE THE HOT SEAT

Tim Volk + Sam Roach-Gerber + Peter Jewett

Have you ever attended an event and felt you missed out on the opportunity to ask an expert a question? Whether you thought your question wouldn’t interest other attendees or was too specific for your company, you left the event with unanswered questions and missed opportunities.


Now is your chance to ask your burning questions to a team of experts. Attendees will have a few minutes to “take the hot seat” and ask our panelists any range of questions--from e-commerce to branding. This is your chance to participate without holding back.

10:30 AM

OPTIMIZING THE R&D TAX CREDIT

Elisia Laramee

Join us to learn what expenses may qualify for dollar-for-dollar Federal and state tax credits to reduce your taxes now or in the future. The R&D credit is something businesses do not take advantage of enough and there are legislation changes that allow for start-up’s to get immediate cash benefits. We’ll discuss the ways your company may be able to file for R&D credits in prior years and current years and the rules surrounding documentation needed to substantiate the credits.

11:00 AM

5 REASONS BBB SHOULD DEVELOP YOUR BUSINESS WEBSITE

Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson will share some key reasons as to why BBB should develop your business website. Brian will cover topics such as brand design, domain name procurement, search engine optimization, site maintenance, and more.

11:30 AM

MANAGING CYBER RISKS DURING TIMES OF CRISIS

Tonia Dudley

Whether it's a natural disaster, social unrest, or global crisis, one thing is certain: cyber criminals will be there to take advantage of the situation and prey upon the vulnerabilities, fears, and generosity of citizens and businesses. During this talk, led by the National Cyber Security Alliance's Director of Education and Strategic Initiatives, we will explore some of the ways cyber criminals take advantage of crises and what businesses and individuals can do to reduce their risks of falling victim.

WHY WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THE

SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT

We are excited to partner with the Better Business Bureau to bring timely, relevant education to our business community with a goal of building resiliency, speeding recovery, and creating economic opportunity.

Cathy Davis

President, Lake Champlain Chamber

LEARN. GROW. CONNECT.

Space is limited, register now!

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