Helping small businesses start, grow, and thrive.

Connecticut Small Business Development Center’s trained and experienced full-time advisors work with a variety of small businesses in all industries and stages of development by providing no-cost advisory services. How can we help you today?

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Existing & Upcoming CTSBDC Programs

  • MINORITY BUSINESS GROWTH PROGRAM – Online Strategies and support to accelerate growth FREE 8-session virtual course. Access to resources to help businesses scale and thrive while taking part in a shared collaborative experience. Powered by CTSBDC and sponsored by UConn.

News & Events

Business Finance Program: Your Key to Success

For Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs Live webinar event: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 11 AM – 1 PM Join the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) for this FREE 4-session virtual course that will provide small businesses with the knowledge and tools to manage their businesses’ financials successfully. This program is open to businesses […]

Kickstart your Startup with a Lean Business Model

Live webinar event: March 7, 11 AM – 12 PM Learn how a one-page business plan template can help sharpen your startup planning. Are you a startup founder or newer to the world of business? Join us to explore the most critical areas to drive efficiency, innovation, and sustainable growth in your small business. Learning […]

Business Finance Program: Your Key to Success

For Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs Live webinar event: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 11 AM – 1 PM Join the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) for this FREE 4-session virtual course that will provide small businesses with the knowledge and tools to manage their businesses’ financials successfully. This program is open to businesses […]

 

Here for you at every stage of your business

Start or launch a business

Whether it's your first time starting a business or you've started many, speaking to our Pre Venture Business Advisors can help you prepare to launch a successful business.

Contact us to get started today.

Expand your customer base

Our Business Advisors have the experience and expertise to help existing businesses reach new markets, explore industry trends, attract new customers, and many other tasks which may help grow your business.

Business Operations: Our Operations team offers advising on topics including business planning, strategic planning, growth strategy, business model development, intellectual property, operations and process, cybersecurity and more. Contact us to learn more.

Customer Acquisition: If you are looking for support in expanding your customer base and revenue stream including market research, marketing strategies, digital marketing, SEO, ecommerce, international trade/export, government contracting, and more. Contact us today to get started.

Raise capital for my business

Our Capital Access team has many years of experiencing helping business access the capital they need to grown or sustain their business. With many personal relationships with some of Connecticut's premier lenders, CTSBDC advisors can help you evaluate your financial options. In addition to traditional lending programs, CTSBDC advisors work with community funding institutions focused on helping small businesses.

Contact us today and get connected with a Capital Access business advisor.

Learning and Resources

Connecticut Small Business Development Center provides a variety of online resources for small businesses. From live events to on-demand recording webinars, and helpful business tips, CTSBDC provides no-cost resources to help your business at any stage.

We provide expert guidance and support to empower your business's success.

Get started today!

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We help many Connecticut businesses

At the Connecticut Small Business Development Center, our team is passionate about helping small business owners reach their business goals. Our professional, expert advisors offer guidance and support so you can focus on growing your business.  Whether a new idea, a new product or a new location – we help you turn your dream into a reality by helping you access funding, create new strategies and find critical information.

Our online business resources will help you grow

Our expert advising services are available on-demand for you to access at your convenience. We have a library of recorded webinars, business tips, and online resources to help small businesses learn how to grow and manage their business.

Start learning today 

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