Category Archives: Economic Development

How to sell a used car in Vermont

“Car sold.  This was the only place I advertised! Whew, that was easy. Thanks Front Porch Forum.”
• David, Fairfax FPF

“The big surprise was FPF’s finding local buyers for our used car. Craigslist and commercial used-car-sales services with hundreds of listings produced no calls after a month. We gave it a shot on FPF. Result: Satisfied local buyers who could inspect the car thoroughly and conveniently, and us as happy sellers with no concerns about transaction security.”
• Earl, Richmond FPF

Vermont contractors use FPF to find good customers

“Thanks to everyone who suggested roofers for the project I listed last week. I met several roofers, got bids that were all competitive and decided to go with Clayton Flye who many of you FPF members mentioned. He had a brief gap in his schedule and jumped right on the project, finishing the job this afternoon. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the work. I let him know I would be adding my name to a growing number of Front Porch Forum‘s satisfied customers.”
• Tina, East Montpelier FPF

Click here for details about putting FPF to work for your business or nonprofit.

Making connections for small businesses

“Thanks to everyone who replied with names of people who do brush hogging! I am all set now. Brush hoggers – if you don’t get a call from me, you might get calls from a couple other folks who asked me to forward the responses to them as they’re looking for brush hogging services as well!”
• Amy, Waterbury Front Porch Forum

Need recommendations for local businesses?

“A huge thank you to everyone who let me know about Montpelier Auto Clinic! You truly saved the day! These guys are simply AMAZING! They were able to work on my car and even keep within my budget! If you need car repairs these guys are it! Montpelier Auto Clinic @ 802-229-6363.”
• Jen, Montpelier Front Porch Forum

Look for other Vermont businesses in the new online FPF Business Directory.

Shelburne-ite finds small-job carpenter for Burlington friend

“I am posting for a friend who lives in the South End of Burlington. She needs someone to repair a few exterior steps and landing. The carpenters she has contacted have said the job is too small for them to bother with. If you know of a person that would do small odd jobs such as this, please send me their contact information and I will pass it along to my friend.”
• Karen, Shelburne FPF

“A huge thanks to all the carpenters who responded to my request on behalf of a friend in Burlington for someone to work a small job. I received numerous responses which I will forward to my friend. Front Porch Forum is truly a great resource for helping our neighbors out. Thanks again.”
• Karen, Shelburne FPF, next day