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Micro Business Development Program

MBDP can help you to start and grow a micro business.

What Is A Micro Business

  • The smallest of small businesses
  • Fewer than five employees and less than $250,000 in annual revenue
  • Usually a partnership, sole proprietorship, or family business
  • Often a small-scale service, retail, manufacturing, or agricultural business

Who Is Eligible

You must:

You automatically qualify for MBDP if you're eligible for 3SquaresVT, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Section 8 housing.

The Help Available

You'll get opportunities to:

  • Network with other business owners
  • Use our technology resource center
  • Take classes and workshops
  • Meet one-on-one with an experienced business counselor who can help you:
    • Think through your business idea
    • Create a business plan
    • Apply for business funding
    • Develop a marketing plan
    • And more

How To Apply/Learn More

Contact your local Community Action Agency.  They will answer your questions, help you apply, and determine your eligibility.

If you're eligible, they'll provide counseling and technical assistance services.