The mission of the Vermont Women’s Business Center is to provide the counseling, networking environment, business tools, and training to help women in the early stages of business creation reach a clear and progressive path towards profitability so they can thrive at the intersection of their passions and skills, and continue making a positive impact on their community and family (and the world!).
VWBC is available without regard to income and offers the following services:
- One-to-one business counseling
- Monthly Business Wisdom Circles
- Classes and workshops
- Business lending library
Phone: (802) 479-9813 or (toll free) 877-524-1998
Fax: (802) 479-5353
WBC programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.
Please note, VWBC is in a transition phase. As of October 1, 2014, we will continue to provide one-to-one business counseling on a limited basis in the central Vermont area. Please contact Margaret (477-5214) or Laura (477-5176) of our Barre office for assistance.
We do not currently have any workshops scheduled.
We will keep you updated on VWBC services on this website and through our email distribution lists. We regret any inconvenience to our clients.
VWBC’s home office is located in downtown Barre. Our regular office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30-4:00.
Directions: From North Main Street (Route 302/14), turn onto Granite Street (People’s United Bank on corner, Dunkin Donuts across Main St.), proceed a half block, cross the railroad tracks and take an immediate right into our parking lot. We are on the second floor at the Capstone Community Action Campus (left). Come in the front door and ask for us at the reception desk.
The Vermont Women’s Business Center is a project of Capstone Community Action.
Capstone honors community diversity and does not discriminate in hiring or providing services on the basis of race, color, culture, language, national origin, religion, creed, political affiliation, family composition, marital status, sexual orientation, class, gender, age, and mental/sensory/physical abilities.
VWBC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
VWBC makes every effort to honor special accommodation needs if requests are made at least two weeks in advance of an event. In addition, language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. In both instances, please contact Maureen at the Vermont Women’s Business Center, 20 Gable Place, Barre, VT 05641; Phone: 802-479-9813 or 877-524-1998 or send an email to: email@example.com.