GROW YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Micro Business Development Program
SERVING ENTREPRENEURS AND SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE REGION
YOU CAN INCREASE YOUR FINANCIAL STABILITY AND WE WANT TO HELP!
Are you thinking about starting a business or expanding an existing one? NEKCA’s Micro Business Development Program is a great starting point. Our free services offer both one to one technical assistance as well as ongoing educational opportunities to help you be a successful entrepreneur!
MICRO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (MBDP) – part of a statewide network of these programs. NEKCA provides one to one technical assistance to low to moderate income Vermonters who intend to start or expand a small business. Technical assistance includes:
- Business idea assessment, business plan and marketing plan development,
- Financial literacy and management,
- Budgeting and credit repair,
- Assistance with business loan applications,
- Assistance with marketing materials.
The MICRO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM also offers learning opportunities, including seminars, workshops, and classes. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to be notified about upcoming learning opportunities.
ASSETS FOR CHANGE PROGRAM: INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNTS (IDA)
Could you use up to $3,000.00 to purchase a home, further your education or develop your business? As part of a statewide network of these programs, the IDA program is a 2:1 savings program which gives low income individuals an opportunity to purchase an asset, such as for your business, purchase a home, or further your education.
THE VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)
Do you need help with your annual federal and state income tax return?
This program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and seniors who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Assistance is also available for Homesteads and Renter Rebates.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Each program has its own income eligibility guidelines; please contact the MICRO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM to see if you qualify for the services that interest you.
LOCATIONS and CONTACT
Director, NEKCA Micro Business Development Program
Mailing Address: 108 Cherry Street, St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819
Phone: St. Johnsbury: (802) 748-6048 // Newport: (802) 487-9240