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Webinar Series: Exit, Succession Planning & Employee Ownership [Webinar Recordings]

Below you will find the links to access the recordings for each of the live sessions, Join us for this three-part webinar series to consider the various options available to exit your business. It’s never too early to think about what might be best for you! Session 1: Where to Start?  →  October 19, 2023 […]

CTSBDC and the SBA Connecticut District Office Announce First Capital Matchmaker Event in Connecticut

The CT Small Business Development Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)  are hosting the first Connecticut Capital Matchmaker Event, on Wednesday, November 1st at the Southern Connecticut State University School of Business, New Haven, CT. The Capital Matchmaker event is a unique opportunity for small business owners to engage directly with SBA lenders, […]

2023 Connecticut Capital Matchmaker (Nov. 1)

Schedule One-on-One Meetings with Connecticut SBA Lenders! When: Nov. 1, 8:15 am to 12:30 pm Where: New Haven, CT The Small Business Administration Connecticut District Office and the CT Small Business Development Center invite you to join us for this in-person event in New Haven.  A unique Capital Matchmaker in-person event, connecting business owners seeking […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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