BUSINESS OWNERS: MAKING COOL PRODUCTS – CIDER PRODUCER – MEDICAL DEVICE PRODUCER – AREA BUSINESS ADVISOR

Marie Pavini, MD

What Business Owners do:

A business owner’s job duties can run the gamut from hiring staff to arranging financing. Specific activities will vary according to the business’ category, size and industry. Daily job duties might include reviewing sales reports and financials, and comparing them to goals set out in short- and long-term plans.

Company: Healthy Design Ltd. Co.
Title: Medical Doctor/Business Owner

What are 2 things you really like/enjoy about your job?
It is exciting that the results of my work go directly toward what I am passionate about.

I know that people will benefit from my work.

What Training have you Received? I went to college and then medical school but that is not needed to be an entrepreneur.

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work?
That’s something I need to work on more (pardon the pun). I am working at two careers at the moment but hope that hard work will pay off later so I can travel more.


Will Gormly

What Business Owners do:

A business owner’s job duties can run the gamut from hiring staff to arranging financing. Specific activities will vary according to the business’ category, size and industry. Daily job duties might include reviewing sales reports and financials, and comparing them to goals set out in short- and long-term plans.

Company: Mountain Cider Company
Title: Business Owner

What are 2 things you really like/enjoy about your job?
I love the autonomy to live and die by my decisions.
I like the constant challenges that arise.

What Training have you Received?

I have an MBA from Bentley University. I also worked in the business for many years under the tutelage of the former owner

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work?

I’m on a lot of non-profit boards. I also enjoy time outdoors, road trips, and trivia.


Brian DeClue

What Business Operations Specialists do:

Company: VtSBDC
Title: Area Business Advisor

What are 2 things you really like/enjoy about your job?
Learning about what concerns business owners in the current environment
Helping People/Business owners become better business owners

What Training have you Received?

Extensive – B/S In Business Administration 10+ years in the business private sector,
RMA certification
Yearly NEPD training

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work?

Skiing/Motorcycling/Cooking