Partners in Progress:A Business Growth Workshop

I bet you’re wondering, “Why would an IT provider host a business growth workshop?” Simple. We are a small business who loves to support other Vermont small businesses. We take pride in our work, and know you do too, and in our 18 years of business, we have seen what works for companies and what doesn’t. During this event you’ll not only be hearing from our industry experts, but have the opportunity to network with other Vermont business owners and discuss best practices with one another. Let’s work together to continue to grow Vermont’s economy, support one another, and learn together.

Event Details

  • Cost to Attend: FREE
  • Thursday, March 21st, 2019
  • 9:00am-2pm
  • The Burlington Hilton 60 Battery Street, Burlington, VT 05401

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn the best tips & tricks to grow your business from leading industry experts.
  • Experience Hands on Learning Exercises.
  • Network and learn with like-minded business owners.
  • Chance to win raffles prizes.
  • Enjoy a free lunch!

Meet Your Speakers

6 Keys to Structuring Your Company for
Consistent Profitable Growth


Brett Jaffe
6 Keys Group

Entrepreneurs face some daunting challenges that come with big questions and concerns. Many struggle to find enough time in the week to get everything they want done. Others worry about having the right employees in the right seats. Everyone wishes they could drive more profitability while properly growing and scaling the company. To make matters more challenging, many leaders wonder why some competitors seem to be getting bigger and bigger while they are stuck. Fear not, because all entrepreneurs and business owners tend to wrestle with these and many other issues simultaneously. So, what do you do? Businesses need to strengthen six key areas of the business so those myriad issues can fall into place. In this session, business owners will learn how to structure their organizations for a better business and, in turn, a better life. See how implementing these simple tools and processes can put any executive on the path to running the business they have been dreaming of for so many years.

How to Understand What the Numbers Are
Telling You


Matt Cleare
Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs

This topic will cover how to read your basic financial statements such, as balance sheets & income statements, and interpret what they are telling you through establishing trends, identifying outliers & running a basic ratio analysis.

Clarify Your Company's Message


Damian Vallelonga

When it comes to talking about their businesses, many people are so close to their products or services they don't know where to start. The StoryBrand Marketing Framework helps companies understand what customers are looking for so they can tell their story in such a way people listen. The human brain is drawn to CLARITY and away from confusion. If customers are confused about what you offer, they'll look past you for somebody who can say it clearly. Once you clarify your message, your marketing starts working for you, your team members are converted into a sales force and your customers speak a viral message that spreads. Companies that clarify their messaging win in the marketplace.

Emotet: How to Protect Your Business from Today’s Most
Destructive & Costly Threat


Brian Curtis


Chris Giuliano

Nastier than WannaCry & harder to stop, US-CERT has named Emotet the most destructive and costly threat to US businesses. In this session, we will review how this came to be, what Emotet does, why it’s a challenge to defend against, and the steps you can take to protect your business.