Thank you to everyone who attended the member cookout! We will definitely do that again. And thank you for looking after The Space while we were away – and shout out to Mike who visited every day to tidy up!

Welcome shoutouts to Taylor Carr, Jon Masland, Matthew Denton, and Caitlin Taylor! 🙂

There are a few events coming up (including today) that I thought you might want to attend:

TODAY! July 24th 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Startup Brews at OnTrack (White River Junction, VT)
OnTrack.Space, 15 Railroad Row 2nd Floor, White River Junction, VT

Too often entrepreneurs work in silos. Imagine starting a business in a garage, on a farm, along a river, or at the end of a dirt road. Many Vermonters do…and it can be a very lonely place. But it doesn’t have to be…

Join Vermont’s next generation of entrepreneurs, creators, innovators, and like-minded people interested in art, technology, and business who want to learn, teach, make things, start ventures, and meet new people.

Our next event, “Startup Brews” is at OnTrack in White River Junction, VT. We’ll start with BYO beverage and then people can keep the conversation going at any one of the great restaurants in the area.

Come out of your silo for an evening of networking and fun that will turn your “startup blues” into “startup brews.”

OnTrack is located on the 2nd floor at 15 Railroad Row in White River Junction. They offer memberships that either come with leasing an assigned desk for one month at a time, or a private office that would come with a six month lease. www.ontrack.space

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July 29th 12:00-1:30pm
VCET Visits The Space On Main

The team from VCET (https://vcet.co) that extended its mentoring and discount resources (https://vcet.co/vermont-innovation-hubs-launch-network-to-support-rural-entrepreneurs) are coming here for the day on Monday 7/29. They’re going to meet with me in the morning and then do a group lunch hour introduction of what resources members here can take advantage of. Then they’re offering one-on-one consultations to anyone who wants to talk through their businesses. Could be from idea stage not knowing where to go next, to practicing a pitch, to needing a new direction, etc. After that they’re going to record an episode of Start Here (https://vcet.co/podcast) on-site.

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The Space On Main has partnered with CWE, ThinkVermont, and area organizations to bring you free business workshops. The next two workshops are on August 1st! Pizza provided! All are welcome.

WORKSHOP #1: Steps to Grow Your Business
Thursday, August 1 at 9:30AM–12:00PM
The Space On Main

In this session, learn analysis methods to examine current and future opportunities for your business to:
• leverage customer relationships;
• build a strategic partner network;
• improve operational efficiencies;
• and identify new market channels

…in order to:
• plan strategic initiatives for the next year,
• and implement that plan efficiently and effectively

Fee: Free. Must apply to attend. Please email thespaceonmain@gmail.com for more information.

WORKSHOP #2: Succeeding in Your Side Hustle
Thursday, August 1 at 5:30PM–8:00PM
The Space On Main

Do you have freelance work, gigs, or a “side hustle”?
This workshop will provide tools and templates to feel confident
and enthusiastic about a multiple-income stream lifestyle. We’ll cover topics like how to build the network you need, securing and managing clients, legal considerations and management tools.

Fee: Free. Must register to attend:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cwe-vermont-succeeding-in-your-side-hustle-bradford-8119-tickets-65054653219

Workshops made possible by the Center for Women & Enterprise, Think Vermont, and The Space On Main, with Cohase Chamber of Commerce, Bradford Business Association, and VtSBDC.

In both cases, pizza will be provided by The Space on Main and Colatina Exit.

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