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) and the City of Burlington's Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) for their continued support of the Micro Business Development Program!

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