Vermont Small Business Guide: How to Start and Run a Business in Vermont

Are you a business owner in Vermont? Or, maybe you’re considering launching your next venture in the Green Mountain State? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here you’ll find guidance on how to start a business, fund your business, operate your business, hire employees, file for taxes, stay compliant in your state, and more.

Bookmark this page and keep checking back to track new legislation and developments in Vermont that may affect your company. Now, let’s dive in!

How to register your business in the state of Vermont

Here are instructions on how to register your new business in Vermont.

Find funding for your Vermont-based business

Every business, whether new or established, requires funding. Luckily, there are business loans and grants specifically designed for Vermont-based businesses. Check out the Vermont business funding page to find a loan or grant that’s a fit for your company.

How to file and pay business taxes in Vermont

Navigating the tax landscape can be complex—especially for busy business owners. Here is an up-to-date tax guide for Vermont businesses.

Managing employees in Vermont

Minimum wage in Vermont SUI tax rate in Vermont Vermont DOL website
$13.18 per hour$6.59 minimum tipped wage per hour New employer tax rate: 1%Tax rate range: 0.4% – 5.4%

Wage base: $13,500

Department of Labor
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