Abstract: Chemical Professionals as Entrepreneurs

This presentation will include a history of our company, V-LABS, INC. V-LABS, INC., solves a variety of problems for clients, especially those involving carbohydrate chemistry. Both high school and college students have served as interns/employees at V-LABS, INC. She and her husband John have been able to mentor these young people and encourage their interest in scientific careers. Many of those students are currently working in scientific professions, and four have received PhD's. Sharon will also include a review of the resources available to small business, particularly in science. These resources range from state and federal governments to the American Chemical Society.