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?


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

Webinar: Free Resources to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Live webinar event: February 29, 2024, 11 AM There are many things to protect in your small business, from your cash to how you use your time. However, small business owners often ignore the potential of intellectual property as an asset to protect their business. Join us and a representative from the U.S. Patent & […]

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Joins Forces with Connecticut Small Business Development Center: Empowering Minority-Owned Tech with $2M Federal Grant

CTSBDC is proud to support The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s NHE3 initiative and to have been selected to participate in a $2 million federal grant to bolster minority-owned tech companies. Stepping in with technical assistance and business advisors, CTSBDC will present g three accelerator programs, each spanning six sessions, focused on Federal research […]

CyberSmart Entrepreneurs Workshop [Webinar Recording]

 This is a recording of the live webinar event held on 1.23.24 Dive headfirst into protecting your business from scams with our CyberSmart Entrepreneurs Workshop. Tailored exclusively for small business owners, this webinar will guide you through the essential cybersecurity principles using language that’s friendly, relatable, and devoid of unnecessary technical jargon. By the end […]


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.

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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.

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