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Small Business, Finance & Taxes

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Supporting local business is at the core of what many Vermonters value and it is part of what makes Vermont so special. If you are looking to join the small business community by starting your own business or are just curious about the small business world in general, we have some great resources. 

If you need to explore issues with your current financial matters, including taxes and retirement, you can get help no matter where you're starting from. 

Resources with an asterisk* require a login with your library card number. If you need help, ask us

Small Business

Mercy Connections
Mercy Connections is an educational, values-driven nonprofit organization living the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy with an enduring concern for women. By compassionately nurturing self-sufficiency through education, mentoring, entrepreneurship and community, people are empowered to make significant life changes.

New Farmer Project: University of Vermont Extension
Connect with online and on-the-ground resources that will help you start and grow your farm business.

SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters.

Small Business Resources*
Use your library card to access these resources from the Vermont Online Library.

South Burlington Business Association
SBBA is focused on strengthening business in South Burlington.

Vermont Small Business Development Center
VtSBDC provides no-cost professional expertise and guidance to business owners.


Office of the State Treasurer
The State of Vermont Office of the State Treasurer provides a list of financial education resources in Chittenden County.

Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement
WISER creates a variety of consumer publications including fact sheets, booklets and a newsletter that explain in easy-to-understand language the complex issues surrounding Social Security, pensions and retirement plans, savings and investments, care giving, divorce and widowhood, health and long-term care, and financial elder abuse.


Federal Tax Forms 
From now on, everyone must file using Form 1040. Each January, the Library gets some forms and instructions to distribute, but you can also find them here, along with other tax forms and publications.

Vermont Tax Forms
Vermont tax forms are only available online from this site.

Tax Preparation Assistance
From Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity