The New Farmer Network provides a guide to starting a business, including accessing capital. Their latest guide is available online at: http://www.uvm.edu/wagn/resourceguide71107.pdf
Some additional resources not listed in the New Farmer guide:
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture has created a tips sheet for how to approach lenders with your business concept. This guide is based on interviews with both traditional and alternative lenders. Click here for a copy.
Do you see a source of business assistance in Vermont that is not listed here or in the New Farmer guide? Please contact Helen Labun Jordan at Helen.firstname.lastname@example.org to add it to the list.