Micro Business Development Program

The Micro Business Program (MBDP) offers personalized 1:1 coaching, technical assistance, and group workshops to help you create and grow a business that works for you! Our Micro Business counselors work with residents of Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle Counties to:

  • Discuss how ready you are to run a business – and what will help get you there.

  • Think through business ideas – and zero in on one that will work!

  • Learn essential business and financial skills.

  • Create business and marketing plans.

  • Apply for business funding – including grants!

  • Start, sustain, and grow your business.

We would like to thank the Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), CNPP/SBA, MBDP/State, and the City of Burlington's Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) for their continued support of the Micro Business Development Program!

If you are a small business that has been affected by the recent floods in Vermont, please click here to be connected to resources that can help: https://www.vtsbdc.org/flood-2023-resources-for-small-businesses/

Contact Information

Our knowledgeable and respectful business counselors are ready to assist you, whether you are just getting started or have been running a business for years and are looking to make a change! MBDP has started in 1988 and the current counselors have over 25 years' experience in the program.

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Simeon Geigel
Business Counselor 
(802)860-1417 x 116

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John Gergely
Business Counselor
(802)860-1417 x 120

Pacifique Nsengiyumva
Business Coach, Community Navigator Pilot Project

(802)860-1417 x 118