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Event celebrates Women’s History Month, women-owned businesses

BRATTLEBORO—The inaugural edition of She Means Business will take place on Thursday, March 23, at The Stone Church, 210 Main Street. The event will provide opportunities to learn, connect, and celebrate Vermont’s women-owned businesses as part of Women’s History Month.

According to organizers, attendees will have the option to plan their day, selecting from two workshops, a QuickConnect networking session with lenders and resource providers, a business hop to select downtown businesses, and an evening reception.

The event is open to anyone who owns a business, is thinking of starting one, or just wants to see what Vermont’s small business community has to offer.

The schedule for the day includes:

• 10 to 11:30 a.m.: Business Planning Basics Workshop

• Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Nine Steps to Increasing Awareness for Your Business Workshop

• 3 to 4 p.m.: Brattleboro Business Hop: using the map provided, participants visit the area’s small business community

• 4 to 5:30 p.m.: QuickConnect — to connect with lenders and statewide service providers offering insights and materials to help small business owners

• 5:30 to 7 p.m.: Reception and Networking, hosted by the Vermont Women’s Fund: a celebrate of the day with food, fun, and continued networking conversations

She Means Business is hosted by Small Business Administration Vermont District Office, Vermont Women’s Fund, Downtown Brattleboro Alliance, The Stone Church, Center for Women & Enterprise, and Vermont Small Business Development Center.

All activities are free. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are asked to register in advance at for planning purposes. This event is in partnership with the Community Navigator Pilot Program, funded in part through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #706 (Wednesday, March 15, 2023). This story appeared on page A5.

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