Micro Business Development
Since 1988, SEVCA’s Micro Business Development Program (MBDP) has helped many Vermonters start or expand a small entrepreneurial business. The Micro Business program offers core business concept training and support services to individuals with low to moderate incomes who want to start, expand or enhance their business. The importance of self-employment in Vermont's economy has long been recognized, SEVCA’s MBDP helps to foster economic self-sufficiency for residents of Windham and Windsor counties.
Core MBDP Services:
- One-on-one business counseling and assistance in creating a business plan
- Business workshops
- Assistance in completing loan applications
- Marketing plan assistance
- Business resource referral
The Micro Business Development staff guides individuals in evaluating their business concept and their readiness to undertake self-employment. Throughout the process the program participant and the MDBP staff work together to overcome barriers to success such as lack of business operations skills, or financing knowledge.
Who is eligible? Many low to moderate income individuals are eligible for the MBDP services. Please call Karen Perlberg for more information at 802-722-4575 ext. 151.
The MBDP operates statewide through each of the five Community Action Agencies in Vermont. To learn more visit http://www.vermontmicrobusiness.org/.
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