Is self-employment your dream?
Looking for solid ideas to grow your small business?
Want to get started on the right foot?
The Micro Business Development Program can provide you with training and technical assistance if you are planning to start or expand a small business.
Take advantage of numerous opportunities to network with other entrepreneurs, ongoing classes and group workshops, our technology resource center (with computers a nd business development resources), or meet one-on-one with our experienced business counselors.
Develop and test your business concept
Select the best business entry option
Organize and manage your business
Research and market your business
Understand and get your financials in order
Finance for your business
Since 1988, we have assisted more than 3,000 low-income individuals with planning the startup or expansion of a small business, including over $2 million in financing leveraged for businesses.
The MBDP operates statewide through each of the five Community Action Agencies in Vermont. To learn more, visit the statewide website: www.vermontmicrobusiness.org
Who is eligible? Your household income can be up to 80% of the Vermont HUD median income. Please contact us to see if you meet guidelines - we can refer you to other resources as well.
Funded in part through a grant award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.