Micro Business Development Program (MBDP)

The MBDP helps low to moderate-income Vermonters start and grow micro businesses. These are businesses that employ less than five people and generate less than $25,000 in annual revenue. 

The Help Available

You'll get opportunities to:

  • Network with other business owners;
  • Use our technology resource center;
  • Take classes and workshops on topics such as writing a business plan, building your credit score, record keeping, tax planning, and setting the right price for your product or service; and
  • Meet one-on-one with an experienced business counselor who can help you:
    • Think through your business idea;
    • Discuss how ready you are to run a business;
    • Teach you essential business skills;
    • Create a business plan;
    • Connect you to other helpful resources;
    • Get your credit in order;
    • Apply for business funding;
    • Develop a marketing plan; and
    • Much more.

How To Apply

To find out if MBDP is right for you, contact your local  Community Action Agency.

If you've ever thought about starting or expanding a small business, MBDP might be able to help! Make money doing what you love.  Create income from your talents and skills.  Supplement your household income.

Contact Us

Sarah Phillips, Director
Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO)
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT - 05671-1050
Phone: (802) 241-0935

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