Micro Business Development

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Since 1988, SEVCA’s Micro Business program has helped many Vermonters start or expand a small entrepreneurial business. We offer 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 Micro Business program helps to foster economic self-sufficiency for residents of Windham and Windsor counties.  

COVID 19 Micro Business Relief Program

EMBRACE Grants for Micro Businesses- No longer accepting applications. Thanks to all for a successful program! 

 Contact our team about opportunities to support your micro-business, 800-464-9951.

Core Micro Business Services:

  • One-on-one business counseling and assistance in creating a business plan
  • Business workshops
  • Assistance in completing loan applications
  • Marketing plan assistance
  • Mentoring
  • Business resource referral

Micro Business program staff guide 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 Micro Business services. Please call SEVCA for more information at 8000-464-9951.


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1937