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Mistakes I Made

November 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us Thursday, November 10th at 6:00 PM for a panel discussion on Zoom hosted by Opportunities Business Sense Manager, Emily Eley as she interviews three successful, local small business owners on the mistakes they’ve made in business and how they overcame them.

We know everyone makes mistakes (especially in business!), but it’s rare that we get an opportunity to hear about them and discuss how folks dug their way out. During this hour live Zoom session, Emily will interview each of these three business owners about their experiences not only navigating COVID, but also the everyday trials and tribulations of business as usual.

We’ll cover all things money, forecasting during uncertain times, accessing capital, and the touchy subject of paying oneself. Bring your questions as there will be time at the end to ask the panel what they would do in your shoes!

Panel is Featuring:

  • Jake Tran – owner of Firebird Cafe and Nest in Essex Junction, both popular spots with delicious food and coffee. Check out Jake here. and here.
  • Stacey Hamblett – owner of Urban Salon in South Burlington, a successful, growing business. Check Stacey out here.
  • Natalie Miller – owner of VT Comedy Club in Downtown Burlington, a performing arts venue featuring standup, improv, and sketch comedy. Check out the Comedy Club here.

Discussion will be held on Zoom from 6:00 – 7:00pm on Thursday, November 10th and is open to the public! 

To attend, just click the link below and add our event to your calendar. Zoom link is included. We can’t wait to see you there!

Want to submit a question for our panelists ahead of time? Can’t make it and want to catch the replay? Shoot your questions and requests to Emily at eeley@opssvt.org.


November 10, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Opportunities Credit Union
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