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?
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.
News & Events
This is a recording of the live webinar event held on 8.15.2023 – 8.29 recording coming soon In partnership with the Tolland County Chamber, the CT Small Business Development Center brings you a two-part series to help your small business level up. AUGUST 15 The first session will cover Reducing Risk. When managing a small […]
En honor al Mes de la Herencia Hispana (Hispanic Heritage Month), los SBDC de New York y Connecticut te invitamos a participar en nuestro Taller Virtual donde abordaremos temas clave para emprendedores hispanos. Aprenderás valiosas estrategias y consejos prácticos para iniciar y hacer crecer tu negocio. En este taller virtual, exploraremos los siguientes temas: Cómo […]
The Southern Connecticut Black Chamber, Bridgeport OIC, SCORE, and CT Small Business Development Center invite you to join us for this in-person event honoring Black Business Month, designed to empower you as a business owner and entrepreneur to tap into a resource bonanza. Join us in Bridgeport, Conn., for a panel presentation introducing you to […]
Nerac, Inc. is a global research and advisory firm helping companies develop innovative products and technologies. President & CEO Kevin Bouley acquired the company in 1999. Nerac undertook a significant transformation of its business offering in response to Google’s increasing dominance in search. Nerac developed and launched a series of improved research offerings in 2020 […]
Jeremy Bronen and Timothy Krupksi were business partners of SedMed Inc. which formed in June of 2021. Inspired by Timothy’s family friend, the company was formed and focused on developing mobility products for people with disabilities and older adults. Timothy’s close family friend “Grandma Grace” had suffered a stroke, and Timothy realized that something needed […]
Compassionate Home Healthcare Inspired by her great-aunt who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, JoBeth Foley opened In-Home Angels LLC in February of 2022. As a family-operated non-medical healthcare agency, In-Home Angels offers compassionate care for the elderly, cancer patients, and adults with disabilities through customized care plans run by trained and insured caregivers. In-Home […]
“When I started working with the CTSBDC Advisor Christine Sullivan, I was committed to making an impact in the field of pediatric mental health and had a solid idea of how to do it that I wanted to get funded”, says Wendy Ward, owner of futuresTHRIVE. Patience is a Virtue Addressing Child’s Mental Health futuresTHRIVE […]
Helping Children to Pursue their Dreams Angelique Kuang, a former middle school teacher, always struggled with the limitations of providing mentorship to students. Led by her passion for children, she started a franchise of BusinessKids in Connecticut. “I wanted to do more for our youth and community, by offering a unique platform to be authentically […]
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.
Request COVID-19 Assistance
COVID-19 has forced many small business owners to re-think the way they run their business. We have a number of on-demand and live webinars and resources available to help you navigate this crisis for your business. Our business advisors are available to meet one-on-one with you to review your loan application, business plan, and answer your questions.
Contact us today to get started on the road to recovery.