Business Sense

Next Level Tools for Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

Business Sense is a no-fluff source of information that gets right to the heart of what small business owners need: essential tools and informational resources to help their businesses grow. Written by our team of business coaches, this series shares their decades of experience in areas such as financials, operations, sales and marketing, human resources, leadership, and governance. Business Sense is designed to provide entrepreneurs and small business owners in various sectors, including agriculture, forestry, waste management, renewable energy, and environmental technology, with recommendations and practical advice to help their businesses not only survive but thrive.

Our business management coaching and training series, and Business Sense are designed to accelerate the growth of the enterprises we work with and expand the leadership capacity of the enterpreneurs who own and manage these businesses.

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The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund provides tailored business management coaching, entrepreneurial support, and training to position Vermont-based entrepreneurs and small business owners in our designated market sectors for growth and long-term success. We partner with state government, private sector businesses and nonprofit organizations to build a thriving economic, social and ecological future for Vermont.

Business Sen$e Resources Coming Soon

Financial Literacy Series

Financial Statements

The Importance of Financial Statements

Cash Flow Statements

The Importance of Cash Flow Statements and 13-Week Cash Flow Template

Business Controls

The Purpose of Business Controls

Internal Controls

The Purpose of Internal Controls

Enterprise Accounting Roles

Functional Roles and Detail on Different Levels of Enterprise Accounting

VSJF Vermont Sustainability Funders

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Are you interested in funding one of our programs or services? We are seeking funders to achieve our sustainable economic goals as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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VSJF Vermont Sustainability Clients

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Are you interested in becoming a client to grow your business, industry sector, or replicate one of our approaches? We offer a suite of services for businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.
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Become a Partner

Are you interested in partnering with us to build a thriving economic, social, and ecological future for Vermont? We invite collaboration from diverse stakeholders in all areas of our work.
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