Are you connecting to the Vermont business landscape?
Vermont has a patchwork of small businesses that reflect its cultural emphasis of hard work and resourcefulness. In a small state we know the effectiveness of building positive networks and collaborating for the greater good. This includes sharing information to stay current with potential legislative changes and the effects they could have on our business. The Vermont Chamber of Commerce shares information in its Impact List for the upcoming legislative session, which for 2016 includes topics such as: expanding the sales tax to services, mandating paid sick leave, and debate on “the 21st century workforce”.
COPE recommends joining select business networks and associations to benefit from strengthening peer networks and access to key information that inform advocacy and business planning. And from an organizational development t standpoint, we know it’s great to share coping strategies for common situations.