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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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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News & Events

Intellectual Property: Pro Bono Resources [Webinar Recording]

Intellectual Property: Pro Bono Resources This is a recording of the live webinar event held on 02.17.2022 Don’t let the legal costs of protecting your ideas and work stop you from moving forward. The Connecticut Small Business Development Center welcomes the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and UCONN Law School IP Clinic to overview […]

Implementing the New CT Paid Leave Program In Your Small Business [Multiple Dates]

The new CT paid leave law has gone into effect as of January 1, 2022. Is your small business prepared? The Connecticut Small Business Development Center along with experts from The Human Resources Consulting Group will present an informational webinar on how to continue running your business as this new law gets implemented. For many […]

Global Supply Chains in a Post Covid-19 World (Feb. 23)

Global Supply Chains in a Post COVID-19 World February 23, 2022, 11 AM to 12:30 PM The Rhode Island SBDC in partnership with the Connecticut SBDC invite you to the following event: Due to the COVID pandemic and the worldwide decisions following, there are many unprecedented challenges that all businesses are facing. We are offering […]

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.

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