State Contract Pre-qualification
The State of Vermont uses a system to pre-approve vendors for state contracts. Having yourself or your company registered in advance can help you win a state contract when a state agency needs a video production. Visit the state's Chief Marketing Officer Web site to find out more: http://cmo.vermont.gov/resources/Prequalifiedvendors.htm
Depending on the size and nature of your production, you might want to form a Vermont business organization. Corporations, and LLCs can provide the benefit of limited liabilty, but require filing with the Vermont Secretary of State. The Secretary of State tries to make registration of a business organization as easy as possible, but you still might want to obtain legal aid.
Find out more from the Secretary of State here: http://www.sec.state.vt.us/corps/index.htm