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Attorney General Clark Recognizes National Small Business Week

May 3, 2024

As National Small Business Week comes to a close, Attorney General Charity Clark is reminding Vermont’s small businesses of the resources available through her office. Vermont businesses are covered by our state’s consumer protection laws, and the Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) can be a helpful resource available to businesses. Through CAP’s free complaint mediation service, the office can help businesses resolve consumer issues. CAP’s Small Business Advocate can also help businesses respond to scams and navigate government programs.

“Small businesses are the backbone of Vermont’s economy. I’m thrilled that last year my office was able to resolve 37 complaints and recover more than $800,000 for our small businesses,” said Attorney General Clark. “I want to remind all Vermont businesses during National Small Business Week that my office is here to help. I urge all businesses with concerns to reach out to my Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) for assistance.”

CAP also has a Home Improvement Specialist, who can help home improvement contractors understand new registration requirements, provide tips to business owners about creating contracts and other best practices, and mediate disputes when they arise. The Home Improvement Specialist is also working to connect the growing green energy sector businesses with the resources they need as both consumers and those who serve consumers.

For more information on resources available to small businesses, visit the Attorney General’s Small Business Resources Center at Small business owners are encouraged to call the Consumer Assistance Program for help, at 800-649-2424 or email



CONTACT:   Lauren Jandl, Chief of Staff, 802-828-3171