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

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News & Events

SBIR/STTR Accelerator – July- August Cohort

Accelerator:  July 15 – August 19 (6 Mondays, 6 PM – 7:30 PM) The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide grants to eligible companies to help them conduct research & develop and work to commercialize their innovations. The Phase I ($50k – $250k), and the Phase II awards […]

SBIR/STTR Accelerator – July- August Cohort

Accelerator:  July 15 – August 19 (6 Mondays, 6 PM – 7:30 PM) The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs provide grants to eligible companies to help them conduct research & develop and work to commercialize their innovations. The Phase I ($50k – $250k), and the Phase II awards […]

CTSBDC Participates in West Haven’s First Small Business Forum, Receives Overwhelming Attendance

Mayor Dorinda Borer and the city’s Economic Development Commission presented the first forum of its kind for small-business owners at West Haven High School on Tuesday, June 11. With more than 100 business owners in attendance, the forum consisted of speakers from local, state, and federal agencies sharing the resources available for businesses to thrive. As […]

 

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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